16 DIY Terrariums and Indoor Garden Ideas to Get You Through Winter

I’m pretty abysmal at gardening. I’ve tried those tiny flower kits that come with a one-inch pot, soil, and seeds, and nothing ever grows. But I do love how a plant can really give life to a space, especially in the dead of winter! I tend to buy myself a bouquet of flowers and call it a day. However, if you have more of a green thumb than I do, you should try these indoor garden ideas! Find ideas below for making terrariums, decorating terra cotta pots, planting succulents, and more! This is one collection you won’t want to miss this winter.

DIY Terrariums + Indoor Garden Ideas

DIY Terrariums

Coffee Pot Homemade Terrarium

Terrariums are only becoming more trendy. These DIY terrariums are simply lovely for your home or office space! A little goes a long way with these projects. For example, take the concept of fairy gardens with tiny elements, and apply that to terrariums. You can have a wonderful miniature forest housed nicely in a gorgeous glass planter. Or, you can even put one inside a unique receptacle like a coffee pot!

  1. Coffee Pot Homemade Terrarium
  2. Tropical Terrarium
  3. Star Wars Terrarium – seriously!
  4. Recycled Indoor Terrarium
  5. Too Easy Succulent Terrariums
  6. Jurassic Park DIY Terrarium – awesome!
  7. Living Terrarium Necklace
  8. Wood Slice DIY Terrarium
  9. Terrarium in a Mason Jar Gift Idea – NEW

Bonus! DIY Succulent Terrarium Ideas Infographic

Get the basic components for making terrariums and make one totally customized to you!

DIY Succulent Terrarium Ideas Infographic

 

Indoor Garden Ideas

Super Easy Succulent Indoor Garden Ideas

Just because it grows outside doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t grow inside! Make these lovely garden crafts to keep in your home during the colder months. Certain plants like succulents might even grow better indoors! Below, find some fantastic indoor garden ideas.

  1. Succulent Garden Arrangement
  2. Hamster Wheel Wreath
  3. Chalkboard Style Terra Cotta Planter
  4. Super Easy Succulent Garden
  5. French Countryside DIY Planter
  6. Cup and Saucer Planters
  7. Wonderfully Springlike Terra Cotta Pots

Looking for more great indoor garden ideas? Check out our collection of 38 Flower Pot Crafts.

Clay Pot Garden Angel

What is your favorite flower?

15 Big-Impact Small Space Garden Crafts

If you’re like me, you would love to have a huge green space where flowers bloom and bunnies visit hoping for a nibble to display all of your stunning garden crafts and outdoor DIY ideas. The spring and summer always makes me feel like running outside and immediately making garden projects. The problem is I live in an apartment and, while I may have a bright and beautiful sprawling backyard one day, right now I have a small little windowsill for my green friends. That does not stop me though! You can have a garden no matter where you live!

Small Space Garden Crafts

Scale down big garden ideas and create these small space solutions. Flowers can be an option in your life, no matter how big your backyard! The following garden craft ideas fit in little spots. Whether you live in a small apartment, an assisted living spot, a trailer, or just have a small house with a little yard, these 15 Big-Impact Small Space Garden Crafts are for you.

Super Easy Succulent Garden

Coffee Pot Terrarium

Bright DIY Hanging Planters

Rolling Pallet Planter

Summer Air Plant Ornaments

Plus, How to Make a Fairy Garden!

Check out our full video tutorial below on how to plan, plant, and take care of a fairy garden then head on over to FaveCrafts.com for the full tutorial, complete with even more fairy garden ideas.

 


DIY Garden Decor

 

Check out our favorite garden ideas from last year in DIY Garden Decor Ideas You’ll Totally Dig.

 


Which do you prefer: succulents, flowers, herbs, or indoor trees?

12 Show-Stopping Succulent Crafts

There’s something to be said for bringing a little bit of the outdoors into your home. A little bit of greenery can easily brighten up any room. That’s why we are just in love with succulents right now! They are the most adorable little plants, and they can flourish just about anywhere. I’ve seen people keep succulents on their bookshelves, on their desk at work, even hanging from the ceiling!

There are a lot of reasons that succulents are so popular. A big reason is that they are a very low maintenance plant. As long as they are kept in sunny spots, they only need to be watered about once a week (depending on the week). Learn more about how to care for succulents here.

Show-Stopping Succulent Crafts

Remember, succulents can be more than just an adorable piece of home decor. Succulents can be given as gifts, make precious party favors, and have even been used at weddings! Succulents can be incorporated into corsages, bouquets, and even used as place cards at a reception. There’s no end to what these charming little plants can be used for.

Now that it is officially March, that means there is one thing on everyone’s mind: Spring is coming!! This means that it’s time to get creative and breathe new life into your home. And what better way to celebrate the approaching change in season than with these show-stopping succulent crafts?

 

Show-Stopping Succulent Crafts

How to Make a Succulent Fairy Garden (shown)

Elegant and Easy Succulent Centerpieces

How to Make a Succulent WreathHow to Make a Succulent Fairy Garden

DIY Vintage Vertical Succulent Garden

Succulent DIY Garden Projects

Decoupaged Succulent Planter

Punny Succulent Gifts

Shimmery Succulent Centerpiece

Smiling Succulent DIY Pincushion

Succulent Quilt Pattern

Mini Succulent Planters

Gorgeous Green Succulent DIY Earrings

 

Comment below and let us know, what is your favorite way to display your succulents?

Gotta Make These Terra Cotta Pot Crafts

What very few people know about me is that I have a knack for gardening. I’m talking about the flower kind of gardening, not the food kind of gardening. When it comes to trying to grow food it almost never works out. Plants die, I over water them, or, at least in Missouri, there’s a nasty dry-spell that seems like there is never enough water. My favorite flowers are hydrangeas. The only thing about my gardening is that it needs to adapt to the city life. I wish I could live in both the city and the country. I know, it’s called the suburbs, but the city has so much life and culture, but then the country has some good soil for my hydrangeas. I always have to make-do with good ol’ terra cotta pots. They are the staple item for gardeners both food and flowers. The best thing about terra cotta pots is that you can leave them their burned-orange color, or you can decorate them to match your decor, inside or outside.

Terra Cotta Pots

Terra cotta pot crafts especially became popular when the DIY fairy garden theme came about. You remember: the broken pots with miniature houses and cute stone paths made out of pebbles, with tiny foliage to make the “fairy” have her own garden. They were such cute little fairy themed crafts. I’ve seen people go so hard core on their fairy gardens that it would take up an expansive amount of space—as in half of their backyard. Don’t get me wrong, I love themed gardens as much as the next person (my plan is to have an English countryside, with stone walls and everything) because it takes some serious dedication to think of and construct them.

What frustrates me is when my veggies die mid-season, and I have an empty pot with nothing to plant in it. Oh I know, I could plant more, but I work like a train. I have a schedule and I stick to it. Sometimes, though, I don’t want to just plant more stuff. I want to create more things to put into my garden. Even upcycle pots and place them around my apartment as some rustic decor. These are the cutest terra cotta pot crafts I have ever seen. If you have leftover stuff from your own fairy garden that has magically become a ghost town, just recycle the pot and make some fun pot crafts.

 

Gotta Make These Terra Cotta Pot Crafts

Garden Turtle

Clay Pot Critters

Vintage Paper Flower Pot

Ivy Leaf Mosaic Hanging Pot

Clay Saucer Bird Feeder

Chalkboard Style Terra Cotta Planter

Upcycle Wallpaper Flower Pots

Dipped in Gold Planter

 

And if you want to recreate your fairy garden, DIY Indoor Fairy Garden is an easy tutorial that even the kids can get in on. 🙂

 

What is your favorite food or flower to plant?

 

DIY Garden Decor Ideas You’ll Totally Dig

Once it gets warm out, we don’t just have to decorate the insides of our homes, but the outsides as well…and we could not be more excited!!! DIY garden decor is just as pretty and bright as the flowers and vegetables they are sharing the dirt with. Right now, we’re simply mad for terra cotta pot projects, pretty painted planters, and hip flower markers. We’ve even thrown a couple of DIY lanterns in the mix to light your way! You could even garden in the dark. 😉

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DIY Garden Ideas

Neon Sunshine Planters

DIY Embroidery Hoop Planter – Clever

DIY Garden Hose Decor -SO cute!

Bold Bottle Tiki Torches

Sweet Strawberry Terra Cotta Pots

Pretty Petals Flower Tower

DIY Concrete Planter

Summer Seas Driftwood Flowers – Use these as flower markers!

Moon Over Mason Jar Lights

DIY Garden Stepping Stones

Succulent DIY Garden Projects

DIY Hanging Lantern

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How do you plan on decorating your garden this summer?

Do as the Romans Do: 20 Mosaic Project Ideas

Take a hint from the ancient Romans and decorate your home with lavish mosaic art projects. Did you know that it was common for the wealthiest citizens to have four dining rooms – one for each season? At the House of the Faun in Pompeii, each dining room is decorated in mosaics with colors and symbols reminiscent of each season.

Even though such luxurious living is rare today, you can still decorate your home with that ancient art style and feel as though you are royalty. No matter where you put them, these 20 mosaic project ideas from FaveCrafts, AllFreeHolidayCrafts, and AllFreeKidsCrafts will freshen up any room in the house.

Don’t be afraid to make this art form your own. Creating mosaics is easier than it looks. There are so many ways to can make one, and the results are always inspiring.

In the spirit of the House of the Faun, these mosaic project ideas have been divided by season, but they really look lovely no matter what time of the year.  Here, you will find mosaics for the garden, kitchen, dining room, office, and more. Get ready to feel like a Roman goddess!

 

Make a Mosaic for the Springtime Garden

Concrete PlanterThe following mosaic art projects would look great in your garden next spring. As you take a leisurely stroll through your garden, you will be surrounded by beautiful art. That’s enough to make anyone feel like an empress!

1.  Mosaic Birdhouse

2.  Ivy Leaf Mosaic Hanging Pot

3.  Recycled Concrete Mosaic Planter

4.  Mosaic Bunny

5.  Decoupaged Mosaic Wine Bottle

 

 

How to Make Mosaic Art for Summer

Mosaic Stepping StoneThese mosaic art projects are great for outdoor décor like stepping stones. While you’re relaxing on the beach, don’t forget to pick up a few seashells for a refreshing summer craft. Enjoy bright colors and nature while you can, and craft this beautiful mosaic art.

1.  Mosaic Stepping Stone

2.  Mosaic Butterfly Stepping Stone

3.  Seashell Mosaic Wreath

4.  Mosaic Kaleidoscope Lamp

5.  Mosaic Sunflower

6.  Mosaic Sun Tray

7.  Mosaic Melted Bead Bowl

 

Mosaic Art Ideas for Autumn

Mosaic RoosterAs the leaves begin to change, you will notice that nature has a flair for creating mosaics of its own. Be inspired by the warm autumn colors and show Mother Nature that you can make mosaic art of your own. These art ideas are as beautiful as the changing trees. Come, see, and conquer a few mosaic projects this fall.

1.  How to Make a Pebbled Garden Mosaic

2.  Rooster Mosaic

3.  Paint Chip Mosaic Art

4.  Mosaic of Paint Chips

 

Simple Mosaic Projects for Winter

Stained Glass Mosaic LampWinter is a great time to make mosaic projects as gifts for family and friends. These art ideas and mosaic frame decorating is just the gift to warm your loved ones’ hearts. Amaze everybody on your list with handmade gifts fit for royalty.

1.  Mosaic Paper Heart

2.  Mosaic DIY Picture Frames

3.  Mosaic CD Picture Frame

4.  Stained Glass Mosaic Lamp

 

 

 

 

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While you’re adding beautiful mosaics to your yard, you might want to spruce up your garden even more with some decorative flower pots or painted watering cans. What better way to get the latest crafting ideas than by using our free eBook Garden Crafts? Not only are these ideas decorative and fun, but they are a great way to help the environment.

 

What is your favorite season and why?

 

25 DIY Garden Projects + Vibrant String Art

Hand Painted Flower PotGoing green by growing your own garden is a great activity to get the kids off of the couch and out into the backyard. When the sun in shining, there’s no use sitting inside all day, so pick up a spade, some seeds, and a flower pot, and head outside to exercise your green thumb! If you’re out of ideas for what to do with all of the free time you have, then these garden crafts for kids are perfect for you.When the flowers start to bloom in spring and summer you’ll want to get in on the action. AllFreeKidsCrafts has gathered 25 DIY Garden Projects that you are sure to love. With each project you can make something to spruce up your garden, whether that is a rainbow flower pot, birdie stakes or a tin can robot.

25 DIY Garden Projects

Flower Pot Crafts

Simple Scrappy PotsOf course you’ll want the roses you just planted to grow in something just as beautiful as they are, so try decorating a boring flower pot as a great craft for kids. One of my favorite crafts is the Simple Scrappy Pots craft because you can use any old denim scraps that you have, making this a budget-friendly craft. DIY garden projects like these are great because you can decorate your backyard or windowsill with colorful pots filled with flowers.

Click here for more Flower Pot Crafts

 

Recycled Crafts for Kids

Reduce Your Footprint PlanterGreen is the name of the game, so why not save money while you’re helping out the environment? By making recycled crafts for kids you can have a blast, and you don’t have to worry about spending a dime. Look around your house for a Kleenex box to make a Reduce Your Footprint Planter, and you can get started on a garden in no time. Garden crafts for kids like these provide hours of entertainment as you tend to each of your own little plants. There’s nothing better than planting something green while being green and using recycled materials.

Click here for more Recycled Crafts for Kids

 

 

Garden Crafts for Kids

Darling Paint Can DaisiesThis summer’s theme: green gardens. Who doesn’t love waking up in the morning and looking outside to see a green garden full of beautiful flowers and delicious veggies? Garden crafts for kids are a great way to learn about responsibility and nature. Don’t sit inside all day and watch cartoons when you could be making some Darling Paint Can Daisies. This adorable craft is a great Mother’s Day gift, and it will help you mark where daisies are in your garden.

Other Garden Crafts for Kids

 

 Bonus! Learn how to make Vibrant String Art. It’s a great decor craft that will change the look of your space.

Vibrant String Art

 

What is your favorite flower or veggie to plant in the garden?

 

 

How to Make Your Own Faux Chalkboard Garden Stakes

This project is brought to you by Latrice Murphy from Any Occasion.

Is your garden planted yet? I’m a few weeks behind on mine due to rain and cold weather here in Illinois. However, now I’ve finally got my little sprouts ready to go. This year, I want to really make my garden fun to look at and make it easy to find what I’m harvesting. The chalkboard craze has gotten to me, so I figured out how to carry its coolness into my garden this year. I created these Faux Chalkboard Garden Stakes in just a few steps. Best of all, it cost me only about $2 to create this project!

I kept it simple with black and white and didn’t get real artsy with the writing. You definitely could use a different style pen and make these really unique.

Materials:

  • Wooden stakes
  • Black spray paint
  • White sharpie paint pen with a medium tip

 

Instructions:

Lay out stakes on something protective and give each side two coats of paint. Make sure to let each layer dry before spraying the next.

Bring them inside to dry over night.

Create your writing by getting the pen started on a scratch piece of paper and doing it however you like. You can write with a pencil first for a guide if you decide to do cursive or calligraphy.

 

That’s it! It only takes three easy steps to add some charm to your garden this year.

Cute Ideas for Flower Arrangements

This guest post was written by Patty Hall of Serenata Flowers.

Flowers add a decorative eye-catching pop of color and texture to any room in the home. By swapping out blooms and changing various elements of the arrangement to fit the seasonal tone, you can keep the look refreshing and new. Which flowers are chosen, how they are arranged and in what sort of vessel they are contained is only as limited as your creative imagination.

When browsing through websites and catalogs, you will see that the options far exceed the classic roses in a traditional vase. When you order flowers online or fresh flowers by post, you are presented with dozens of choice blooms from the seasonal to the exotic, arranged in everything from baskets and galvanized buckets to tea pots and watering cans. By seeking some inspiration on such pages and applying some of your own creative talents, you can achieve some attractive and whimsical flower arrangements yourself.

Creative Containers

Craft stores have a variety of floral containers to choose from. Delve into the storage recesses of your home and you are equally likely to find some containers waiting to be filled. Think outside of the box, absolutely any structure that has an opening to a hollow inside will work. Try welcoming the first days of springtime with bright yellow daffodils arranged in a ceramic pitcher or a small, galvanized watering can. An arrangement of red and yellow tulips sprouting from a basket weave wine bottle holder makes a natural centerpiece for a spring dinner table. An old-fashioned milk jug looks much perkier when filled with bright colored dahlias. For the holiday season, designate some poinsettias or other red blossoms to become the passengers of a sleigh-shaped basket or statue. If you appreciate the appearance of seaside decorating, a large conch shell provides yet another container possibility. The cooking enthusiast can enliven the look of the kitchen by arranging flowers into various culinary items such as a honey pot, teapot, wine bottle or decorative canister. For an autumnal floral arrangement, try hollowing out two to three pumpkins of varying size, shape and color, then fill the empty gourds with clusters of fall mums in the bold seasonal shades of maroon, golden yellow, orange and purple. You still have the option to draw or paint some jack-o-lantern faces on each one.

Adorning Additions

If the horticulturist in you prefers live flowering plants that you nurture for years, take note that they need not live out their lives dwelling in the ubiquitous terra cotta clay pot. A popular craft allows you to ‘dress’ you flower pots. Knitting covers for flowerpots allows you to change the look of your décor without compromising your plants. These covers are usually knitted but they can also be crocheted, and they slip right over the pot. Now your artistic ideas are only limited by the palette of yarn colors that your craft store has on their shelves. Enjoy a red and green, red and white or burgundy and gold pattern for the holidays, and then switch to an ice blue and silver for winter, pretty pastels for the welcoming of spring, brilliant tropical lime and turquoise for summer months, followed by oranges and yellows as fall approaches. Getting back to that seaside decorator’s paradise, consider some knitted pot covers in nautical blue and white stripes.

When arranging flowers, think about other embellishments to accent the arrangement. Craft stores offer a host of accents and baubles to enhance floral decoration, from picks that display butterflies, birds and even fruit to long sprays of colorful grass spikes or glittered curlicues. For flowerpots, once you have outfitted the pot with a new cover for the season, set a couple of adornments atop of the soil near the most visible edge of the pot. Pinecones would look nice in the fall or winter, a couple of bright ball ornaments for the holidays and some pastel-colored eggs for springtime.

Setting out floral arrangements throughout your home is an inexpensive and creative way to decorate and add some beauty and whimsy that can easily be changed as often as you desire. Let your floral arrangements give your family a warm welcome home all year long.

About the Author

Patricia Hall works part-time for an online florist in uk and loves to surround herself with flowers at any given point of time. Even in her free time she loves to involve herself with everything flora and fauna.
‘To me there is nothing more beautiful and global as the language of flowers – it is the easiest to understand all around the world in the same way. That is one reason why I truly admire flowers for what they represent in some ways – unity of all mankind!’

Guest Post: Printable Seed Packets

This guest post was written by Maria Merlino.

Hello Scrapbook Friends! May I introduce myself?  My name is Maria Merlino and I’ve been asked to do a guest blog entry on one of my projects, the printable seed packets. I want to take you through the step-by-steps and give you my tips and tricks to make this an enjoyable project.

In addition to the practical seed saving work they do, these little envelopes are perfect for your Nature Walk scrapbook page, as they can hold any little collection of seeds, petals or leaves (I don’t recommend bugs —squished or otherwise!) that you may gather. The images print two to a page, so they are a good size after folding. I’ve given you an eclectic variety of images from which to select.  To get started with the garden seed envelopes, you will need copy paper, an ink jet printer, scissors, and a glue stick. I also use an old, recycled catalogue for my disposable gluing surface. When the page gets too glue-y, turn to a fresh page.

To grab and size the image, right click directly onto the image. A small popup will give you choices. Click Copy. This will save the image to your clipboard. A note on the Clipboard— this is an invisible device that puts an image into your computer for later use.   Open a blank document (I use Microsoft Office Word, but whatever you use for a blank document is fine). Now go to the Paste icon and click it. The image should be on the document. Fiddle with the size until it is a full page. Now you are ready to print.

For the seed packets, I set my printer preferences to plain paper and the Draft mode. If you print with Best or Photo or even the Text mode, too much ink is used and wasted! The images will print quickly and be somewhat faded but are still very viewable. I find that the less ink printing yields a more stable piece of paper and is less apt to tear or smear the printer ink . You can embellish with permanent markers later. Of course you can make one inky copy and have it printed with a laser at the copy shop. But that’s no fun! Homemade is best! I also used pastel paper for the black and white images for a different look.

After you’ve printed, use the scissors to carefully cut out the packet. Remember to keep the score lines intact. Fold where indicated, starting from the bottom, then to the left side and then a big fold-over from the left.  Open up a page in your recycled catalogue, put your envelope face down, and carefully glue, remembering to keep the glue lines on the fold and not in the center of the paper. You will glue it shut if you do this. First add a tiny spot of glue to the inside corner of the envelope to help keep the bottom fold in place. Then run a line of glue along the side and bottom folds. Take the left half and fold it so that the back is now facing you. Make any little adjustments to square up the piece and use a flattener, like an old credit card, bone folder or lid to the glue stick, to set the creases. Don’t do anything to the top flap. Hooray! You have just completed one seed packet.

Disregard the previous advice if you plan on using the Nature Walk packets to put into a scrapbook; use the correct archival papers and inks appropriate for your album.

As part of the free downloads I created, there is a seed packet image with a Mother Banner. I like to use these to fill with flower seed for Mother’s Day or my mom’s birthday. If your mom is in a Heavenly Embrace, these are nice keepsakes for your siblings.

I have a photo tutorial that includes the free downloads here.

Here are the bonus Nature Walk Envelopes.

I hope everyone enjoyed reading and learning from my first blog post because I had a blast writing it for you! Please visit me on my Yahoo page for more free goodies.