So you went to Plant Nite: you dug, you drank, you dino-ed (and it was awesome!). Maybe you went again… and again.
So you’ve turned into a plant lady (it’s the new cat lady) and we’re into it. But there are only so many IKEA bookshelves that can hold all these planters. We hear ya. Aren’t sure what to do with all the terrariums you’re bringing home from Plant Nite? We gotchu. They’re brimming with different plants, colored moss, bright stones, and more, so maybe it’s time to get even more creative. Try one of these 10 things to do with your Plant Nite terrariums.
1. Turn your terrarium into an enchanting fairy garden.
Add miniature embellishments—like mushrooms and cottages—for a more whimsical feel, if that’s your thing. Or re-home your plants into a teacup or coffee mug to take the cuteness level up a notch.
2. Display them in a picture frame
If you’re drowning in succulents, we love this idea: Display them in a frame for a truly original work of art.
3. Just add Washi tape
Washi tape is MADE for an upgrade like this. Make your terrarium container a bit bolder with vibrant, patterned washi tape. We love the subtle look you get by wrapping just the edges.
4. Propagate your plants
Did you know your Plant Nite terrarium is a garden that keeps on giving? It’s super easy to propagate succulents, meaning you can grow whole new plants from a single leaf. just nestle it into the dirt and add a little water once in a while. Make sure there’s plenty of light!
5. Hang it up
Instead of sconces, hang terrariums from wall hooks. They look super modern and make a serious statement—everyone will be stealing the idea.
Or try your hand at a succulent door wreath (sometimes we offer this project as a special event, so keep an eye out!)
6. Let your terrarium shine
Coil some twinkle lights inside your terrarium to give it an enchanting, magical feel. Turn them on at night to transform your tabletop garden into a mysterious glowing jungle. The perfect growing (and glowing) nightlight.
7. Turn your terrarium into a tabletop centerpiece
Add some candles and rearrange your stones to create your own zen garden centerpiece. We recommend tall pillar candles so you don’t singe your succulents.
8. Make it beachy
Collect shells, driftwood, sea glass, and sand dollars on your next beach vacation and save the seaside souvenirs in your Plant Nite terrarium. Come winter, it’ll remind you of warmer days.
9. Gift a terrarium
As good as they look on your coffee table, Plant Nite terrariums look just as good on someone else’s. Give them away as handmade gifts and add pretty tags with a thoughtful note (because that’s just the kind of friend you are).
10. Succulent wedding centerpieces
Getting married soon, or know someone who is? Put those Plant Nite terrariums to good use by using them as centerpieces at your wedding. We love the idea of gathering your bridesmaids at a Plant Nite event so you can all create décor for the big day. Bonus: they’ll cost way less than flowers.
Have you done something creative with your Plant Nite terrarium? Let us know in the comments. Inspired? Find a Plant Nite event in your neighborhood. Happy planting!