How to transform a coffee maker into an original terrarium

If you have an old coffee maker that you no longer use or that is broken and you want to put some green in your life, blogger Enid offers you this original “Do it yourself” home terrarium project, easy to make for any fan of crafts.

This project shows us how to make our own terrarium with air plants, white sand and stones. These plants can grow for a long time, even under the most unfavorable conditions, and if you ask for it David Latimer, a plant enthusiast who wanted to know how long plants can last without watering and with basic care. 53 years later this plant, tradescantia, is still alive and has become the jewel of the Latimer family.

These projects are ideal for apprentice gardeners, hobbyists who want to tackle their first gardening projects.

How to turn a coffee maker into a terrarium

Fill the container with about an inch of sand. Next, scatter rocks from the river on the sand. Then place the moss on the rocks at the back. I wanted my plants to have the best view, so I placed them in the front, with gems between them.

Turn a coffee maker into an original terrarium

How to turn a coffee maker into a terrarium

Serve with a cup of coffee and a little milk 😉

Turn a coffee maker into a terrarium

In general, it is recommended to aerate these plants daily, preferably in the morning. You can also water them 2-3 times a week. They are happier to rise in a bright room than in a window with direct sunlight.

The end result is spectacular!

As you can guess, for a project like this there are many other containers that you can use besides a coffee maker.