Do you have a green thumb? You do?! Tell me all your secrets! I'd say I have a reasonably khaki thumb: I haven't killed every plant I've ever owned, but I certainly don't keep them all alive and nurse failing ones back to health like my brother-in-law Zadri, whose thumb is emerald green. Terrariums are a great option for those of us who don't have a ton of space (or light!) and want a nearly fail-proof plant in our home. Here are six unique shapes and styles that are all handmade in America.
Made in Sacramento, California
These "cages" hang from 16" chains and are made of solid brass rods which are soldered together. They're the perfect environment for tillandsia (air plants), AKA the ultimate plant for a black thumb or apartment dweller with no windows.
Made in Salt Lake City, Utah
Erica of The Land of Salt uses old recycled picture frames to create these pretty 6" glass terrariums, which are available in a copper or silver patina.
Made in Plain, Wisconsin
I adore these hand-cut geometric glass terrariums by Aaron of Lonesome Hobo, who uses lead free solder and finishes them off with a black patina. Measurements are 7"x5"x4.5".
Made in Portland, Oregon
A great space-saving option, this unique 6" x 8" x 2" wall-mount terrarium is made of copper foiled and soldered beveled glass.
Made in Maple Grove, Minnesota
A house terrarium with bevels that catch sunlight like a prism?! This would be such an incredible housewarming gift. Each side measures approximately 6.5" x 4.25".
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
I basically love everything about Ashley Bram-Johnson's handmade 6.5" x 6.5" x 7" beauty, from the way it sits on a flattened point to the combined black and clear glass.
Also: terrarium how-to video courtesy of Sprout Home and DesignSponge.