Though they may just be removed for styling purposes, we’ve noticed that many homes featured in shelter magazines and on design blogs rarely include plant life, except for a bouquet or two of cut flowers. Not only do houseplants bring life to an indoors pace, they help detoxify the air in your home and they’ve even been shown to increase productivity in the workplace.
Thumbs not so green? Winter may not be the best time of year to dig in, but starting small – make that mini! – can be a fun way to test the soils.
Last week Etsy’s weekly How-Tuesday blog column featured practical tips on creating wee gardens and low-maintenance terrariums using unexpected household containers, like thimbles, wine corks, teacups and shot glasses.
All it takes is a small cutting from a hardy houseplant (ask your gardening guru friend) and a creative container to get started. Once you’ve mastered the mini garden, you’ll be on to greener pastures in no time.
Still not so sure? Check out the Etsy Sellers below for adorable, affordable options.
+ How Houseplants Keep You Healthy from Canadian Gardening Magazine
+ Micro-Planter and Terrarium How-To on the Etsy Blog
+ Set of 3 Tiny Terrariums by TortoiseLovesDonkey
+ Succulent Cork Magnets by AlissaRose
+Vintage Thimble Planters by DoodleBirdie