I’m so thrilled to be popping over from Inside the Fox Den, where I blog about home decor, DIYs, recipes, and anything else that inspires me. I started my blog when I bought my first home at 22, and wanted to use it as a way to show family and friends any and all projects I’d be working on. It’s definitely been a crazy 2 years and I’m so excited to see what other adventures will come my way!
Probably the biggest category of my blog is DIY décor projects. I try to create tutorials for décor pieces that are chic, stylish, and, more importantly, functional. Well, functional for me, anyways. 😉
I am all about incorporating geometric shapes and designs into my home. Don’t believe me? Check out my DIY Honeycomb Accent Wall and DIY Geometric Pendants. Seriously, anything geometric is my jam. So you can imagine how hard and fast I fell in love with the trendy geometric terrariums that places like Target, Anthropologie, and Urban Outfitters carried. But the price tag that came with them were totally not budget friendly. So I set out on a mission to make one myself!
MATERIALS FOR DIY TERRARIUM:
polycarbonate sheet, 12″ x 24″ x 0.03″
paper (or plastic) straws
black spray paint
hot glue gun & glue sticks
self-healing rotary mat
INSTRUCTIONS FOR DIY TERRARIUM:
Cut the straws:
Begin by cutting your straws in half. I found it easiest to do when I flattened them a bit, and then cut down the middle. This will leave you with 2 skinny straw halves.
Take a straw half and run your thumb down it, opening it up more.
Paint your straws black, let dry.
Cut the polycarbonate:
Lay your template on the polycarbonate in the upper left hand corner, and trace around it with a pen. You’ll be left with an outline. Continue tracing the template until you have 11 pentagon outlines drawn.
Make sure your work surface is protected (I used a self-healing rotary mat), and start cutting them out. Use your metal ruler alongside the outline, ensuring you make a straight cut. This step is a bit tedious, so be sure to turn something good on Netflix to keep you entertained.
Tape the shapes together:
Start taping your pentagons together to make the terrarium shape. Tape the terrarium from the inside while you’re putting it together.
Once your straws have dried, cut them to size and glue them to the terrarium’s outside edges.
After all your edges have been covered, you can begin removing the painter’s tape inside the terrarium.
Chelc Fox is the creator of Inside the Fox Den. She’s an interior designer who just bought her first home and is on a mission to make it her own, one DIY at a time. All with the help of her trusty cat-sidekick, Ninja, of course. 😉