DIY wall terrarium in cute IKEA magnetic spice containers

Hoping to bring a little green to your office? Or kitchen? A wall terrarium absolutely fits the bill.

I found a wall terrarium tutorial on Ruffled and I kid you not, the end result is absolutely as cute as can be.

Wall terrarium IKEA HACK

It doesn’t take any room, and is extremely easy to maintain. And because the wall terrarium is magnetic, you can place it on your noticeboard or fridge.

  • Grundtal magnetic spice jar
  • Gravel
  • Air plants (is preferred) You can also use succulents but you’ll need some potting soil for it.
  • Moss
  • Spray paint
  • Dremel tool
  • Painter’s tape
  • E6000 glue

wall terrarium DIY

How to make a wall terrarium

Start by wrapping the sections of your spice container you do not wish to spray paint. In the tutorial, they spray painted the inside base of the spice container with opaque white paint. The white background makes the plants stand out more.

You could certainly choose any color or pattern you wish. Or you can also omit this step totally, if you prefer not to meddle with paint.

While waiting for the paint to dry, get the cover of the spice container. Gently pop out the acrylic top with a small amount of pressure. Be careful not to break it.

Mark the center of the diameter and then use the diamond tip of the Dremel tool to slice the acrylic top into two.

(An alternative, if you do not have a Dremel tool, is to drill through the acrylic. Basically, this step is to ensure ventilation for your plants.)

Lightly sand the newly cut edges. Then replace the cut acrylic piece into the lid cover.

Next, you’ll want to glue the lid cover onto the container. We don’t want any spilt gravel accidents here.

wall terrarium DIY

Last step is the fun bit — fill your wall terrarium with gravel, moss and plants! Place it onto your metal noticeboard or on your fridge. It sure looks better than any fridge magnet. Ever.

For the full tutorial of the DIY wall terrarium, head on over to RuffledBlog.

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