When it comes to sprucing up your desk at the office, the options can feel pretty limited. After all, most places of business aren’t too keen on candles, flashing neon signs or hanging chandeliers … ya know, pretty much anything fun.
With that, we’ve got the perfect piece of desk decor that won’t make you *that* employee — a homemade terrarium. In the event you mentally checked out at the word “homemade,” no worries, we’ve got you covered!
For starters, you have to choose a container (a.k.a. terrarium) to house your plants. Generally speaking, most people opt for glass. However, wood is also a super adorable way to go.
After making that very tough call, it’s time to plant! Yes, already. Basically, you add a thin layer or drainage rocks to the bottom of your terrarium to help with excess moisture when watering your succulents.
Once the rocks are in place, go ahead and grab some soil. You can layer the soil to create a slope effect or keep everything on an even plane — whatever your heart (and green thumb) desires!
After the soil is in place, it’s time for the main event: choosing your succulents. Considering there are literally 500 different varieties of the plant, this might take some time.
The good news is, each one is beautiful in its own unique way. So, there’s no such thing as a bad decision. (Plus, Yaymaker has lots of adorable options!) Once you’ve made your succulent selection, go ahead and plant them. Be sure to leave enough room between each.
After your succulents are in place, give them a few squirts of water at their root. Remember: The *main* way to kill your plants is by overwatering, so go easy! Your terrarium will need to be watered approximately every two weeks. Permitting your office isn’t equipped with much sunlight, your terrarium will also look amazing sitting at home by a window.
As for a few finishing touches, feel free to spice up your terrarium with pebbles, crystals, seasonal decor, figurines and more. It’s your plant and you can do what you want to.
If the idea of doing all of this at home by your lonesome self sounds way too overwhelming, you can invite your friends and throw a one-of-a-kind private event with Yaymaker.