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.
-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.
Hey guys, questions about these terrariums. I made like this after a post you did last summer, but the issue I ran into was the clear glass helped encourage algae growth! The rocks in the bottom turned green, as well as some of the walls. Does this happen to your terrariums too? I even started it over half way through the summer and it happened again. And I hardly water! Just curious if you’ve run into this too. Thanks
I’m so surprised that no one has mentioned the “happy hour” lights in the background! It was the first thing that caught my eye! Any info on where its from or possible diy??
Sustainable. Beautiful. Just perfect!
Going to do this tonight! Love it!
Terrariums were the center pieces at my wedding. People loved them. I know have terrariums all over my loft.
Love any way plants can be used as decoration!
One question? Where did you get the bowls with the slanted opening? The ones which are the size of fishbowls.
This is so cool! I have a hard time putting plants on the table because my cats are boogers and jump up there to chew on them! I love this idea though and I think it would be great if I could find the right plants (now maybe I can thanks to Sarah’s plant post the other day!)
This is an adorable idea for decor! Love it!
Love this way of displaying plants!
Oh drainage peebles are a good suggestion I LOVE indoor plants but struggle to get them enought light, I can’t keep succulents alive indoors and my fiddle leaf fig wants no part of being indoors (it’s currently going brown at the tips and dropping leaves yikes!!) Could you do a post on how you care for your fiddle leaf fig (and any other plants for that matter). Thanks
A friend of mine has recently become obsessed with making terrariums – I shall show him this he will LOVE it!
Love the look of this Laura! In love with the ferns & woodsy plants, its a nice change .
This is such a unique idea! I already have lots of plants lying around the house, so I’m sure this will be an easy DIY for me 😉 Thanks for sharing! 🙂
This is adorable!!!!!! I have all the succulent plants i’m replanting, and I was wondering what to do with them! And this perfect! Thank you for this!
Yay! Another excuse to continue indulging my growing addiction to succulents and adorable planters. Thanks ladies!!
This is such an amazing idea! I swear half of your decor posts I immediately post to my friend’s wall – we are moving in together at the end of the month and I have way too many decorating ideas!
Wow Laura, what a great idea! Incredibly unique. LOVE it.
Each plant is different, so you’ll want to see what types of plants are available in your area and then research the best water and light for each of them 🙂
It’s from Lulu and Georgia 🙂
Terrarium table runner, never would have thought of that….amazing idea, love this.