Summer may be nearing its end, but the magic of greenery and plants doesn’t have to. Just because it is almost harvest season, that doesn’t mean you can’t have some beautiful planters in your home year round. Terrariums and indoor plants can provide just that. Old Time Pottery is the best place to get started with a terrarium or terrarium-inspired project!

Old Time Pottery is my go to place to get started with these types of planters because they have such a huge selection of glass vases and bowls. They have everything from low and shallow, to wide and tall, to large jars with lids. You name, you can find it!

With my terrarium planters I’ve used a small, shallow glass bowl and a taller, round glass jar. I love the look that these give to my home. It’s an instant way to add warmth and sophistication to your home. Below are the items to get and a few tips when making your own terrariums and indoor planters!

What to get:

Here’s what you will need.


  • Glass Bowl/Jars
  • Small rocks
  • Small Charcoal Pieces
  • Potting Soil
  • Indoor Plants
  • Moss

Some tips:

  1. Check the tags on the plants you purchase. Try to get plants that need similar lighting needs. Most of my plants need full light all day, so I can place my planter in one spot and not worry about one plant getting more or less than they should be getting.
  2. Choose a variety of plants based on different textures, colors, and heights. This gives your arrangement volume and interest from all angles. I also like to use succulents to give some unexpected excitement!
  3. Give your plant plenty of topsoil around each of your individual plants to give them the best chance for success.
  4. Cover the openings on top of the topsoil with your moss. Moss makes great filler and adds even more texture!


Valerie Morris is a true DIY maven at heart. Before there was Pinterest, she had (and still has) a binder full of magazine clippings and ideas of things she wants to make or ideas for decorating her home. She always has a project in mind and in process. You can almost see the gears spinning in her head when she has a new project idea. Valerie loves finding a great deal and repurposing decor around her home in new ways. Old Time Pottery is one of her favorite shopping locations and she proudly contributes to our Pinterest boards, our blog, and many other creative ventures wherever she can!
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