A Beautiful Mess

abeautifulmess.com · Jun 10, 2014

Terrarium Planter Table Runner

Table runners are a great way to accessorize your dining room space. While you can switch out your table decor for different seasons or specific events, it's also fun to have more of an everyday option out on display. Since we love adding as many green plants as we can to a space, we thought a table runner made from terrariums would be the perfect option.

Supplies:
-glass terrariums and open glass containers
-small indoor plant pebbles
-indoor plant soil

You'll want to find several types of glass containers for your table runner in various shapes and sizes. You can use some that are more classic terrarium shapes (like fishbowls) as well as other options that are more open at the top. Before planting your containers, lay them out on the table, and place your plants in (or next to) each container so you can get a balanced mix of sizes and shapes before you plant them. I am a giant fan of pretty much all succulents, but I decided to add in some more "woodsy" plants (like small ferns and scheffleras) to give the overall display a more classic terrarium feel.

To allow the plants to drain better once planted, you can add some small rocks to the bottom of your container, and this will help keep your plants alive longer. Just add an inch or two of small pebbles, and then add your plants and dirt on top of the rocks.

Once planted, arrange your plants back on your table in your original formation, and you're done! Just remember to water them as needed, of course...

I love plants because they always bring a little more life to whatever space you are incorporating them into. And the nice thing about the terrariums is that they are casual enough to leave out for everyday use, but when grouped together they make a great centerpiece for a dinner party. Think you'll go green for your next table runner? xo. Laura

Credits // Author: Laura Gummerman. Photography: Laura Gummerman and Sarah Rhodes. Photos edited with Stella and Autumn from the Signature Collection.

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