Micro Climate DIY

Micro Climate on ShelfYou know what I’ve been noticing more and more? Micro climates! No worries if you have NO idea what I’m talking about. I didn’t know they had a scientific name either until I got one for myself. Basically, they’re mini-sized terrariums that house perfect, easy, plants to enhance your home decor. They’re perfect on shelves, styled on a coffee table, adorning a bedside table, or even as an addition to a window sill. They’re pretty much small enough to go anywhere. Click through, get the scoop, and watch an easy DIY video!

Micro climates are ideal for moss, small ferns (they keep the humidity locked in), or itsy bitsy succulents. To start building your tiny terrarium, first decide which type of plant you’d like to use. I opted for moss because my Botanica tiny micro climate promotes super high humidity. It’s basically like an microscopic rainforest in there. It’s really easy to put one of these together (it seriously takes less than 3 minutes), check out the video for a quick tutorial…

Basically you start by finding some moss- at your local greenhouse, outside in your yard, wherever. Cut it to size, place it over the base and gently tuck in the edges. Prior to putting the lid on, water it with the tiny spray bottle. Watering it from time to time (about once a week) will keep it lush and intensify the color. The moss will actually grow like any other plant- it’s pretty cool to watch it change!

Micro Climate DIYSee how beautiful and unique these little habitats are? It definitely makes a shelf more interesting and is a nice change of pace compared to a typical terrarium because of their tiny size.

Shelf Styling with Micro ClimateI also have to say, I opted for a Botanica version and was super impressed with their lovely packaging! I think these would make great gifts for creative friends. They also come with a variety of base styles. I liked the black marble, but it also comes in carrara, concrete, and wood. The design is minimal and modern which pretty much goes with everything.

Botanica Micro ClimateWhat do you guys think? Have you been seeing these lately, too? One more thing to add to my “plants & gardening” obsession! Let me know if you give it a try. On another note- I’m trying to get better at videos and implementing more video content on the blog… if you’re interested in that sort of thing, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel!

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  1. These look ahh-mazing! Definitely getting one for my nightstand. Need to decide on a color first!

    1. Totally agree! I love them all… that’s the hardest part- deciding on the color and material. They’re super versatile though! xo

  2. I’ve never heard of this before Sarah, how cool!

    1. They’re so fun! I bet your girls would like putting these together. xo

  3. Katherine says:

    I can’t wait to try these! I have been looking for something low maintenance and beautiful like this! Thanks for sharing. I sure love everything you post! Keep it going’ girl xox

    1. Thank you SO much Katherine! You made my day. xo