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35 Creative and Clever Indoor Garden Ideas

Are you fascinated by the prospect of indoor gardening? Well then, what’s stopping you from taking the next step? Maybe, you are drowned by the pool of repetitive ideas that discourage you from being truly enthusiastic about indoor gardening. Gladly enough, the game changes right here. This list article covers a myriad of creative gardening ideas that can forfeit any self-defeating indoor gardening thoughts which you may have until now. So, let’s forget the hustle and bustle of daily life for a brief while so that your worthwhile desire for indoor gardening doesn’t go unpursued.

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20. DIY Vertical Hanging Garden

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If space is a premium commodity for you, this hanging garden should be in your bucket list. As you can tell from the image above, this vertical indoor garden can house a bunch of plants without killing any usable space in a property.

Oh yes! It never fails to add an extra spark to any home décor you can think about. To create the shelf for the plants, you need to measure and cut the wood for the pots to sink into the wood. Then, drill holes on the corners to slide the rope through the holes. Finally, you need to add your favorite plants to the garden. Last but not the least; you merely have to sit back and watch your indoor garden flourish!

19. Upcycled Light Bulb Planters

19 How To Make Your Own Upcycled Light Bulb Planters Simphome comThis upcycled light bulb planter looks like a piece of art. Frankly speaking, it’s hard not to fall in love with something as simple and creative as this indoor gardening idea. If you want to go green in your home, give this beauty a shot on any given day of the week. The fruits of labor would be highly rewarding.

To begin with, get a couple of bulbs from a local store. You need a non-functional bulb, so get rid of the black glass on the top. Break the inner glass seal and remove the fill tube as well. Now, the bulb is ready for plantation. Drill holes on the silver area of the bulb with gentle pressure to attach the strings. Once done, place your favorite plants in the bulbs and hang them anywhere you like.

18. DIY Fish Bowl Terrarium

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Why not reuse an old aquarium and turn it into a praise-worthy miniature garden? It’s an amazing DIY project to show your love for plants. What’s so cool about this indoor garden is the simplicity to put this thing together. It all starts with filling the bottom of the vessel with small rocks.

Next, add a layer of charcoal to avoid things from getting smelly. Then, you need to add a layer of sand to it and put the plants into it. That’s it. Keep it at your desk for a wonderful company.

17. DIY Garden Wall

17 DIY GARDEN WALL – URBAN SUNROOM MAKEOVER Simphome comThis garden wall can unintentionally put professional makeover projects to shame. Believe it or not, it will literally change the dynamics of a space. Frankly speaking, any blank wall in your room that needs beautification should fit the bill for this indoor gardening project.

For this DIY project, create square planter boxes and attach them to the plywood using screws. Drill holes at the bottom area of the individual boxes for water drainage. Fill the boxes with sand and stones. Finally, add plants in them. You won’t believe how many plants you can grow in this DIY garden wall.

16. Air Plants + String Art = Living Wall Art!

16 Air Plants String Art Living Wall Art Simphome comIf you would like to try something new, go for air plants indoor gardening. For those who don’t know, air plants are incredibly easy to keep alive. With some degree of creativity, they can look amazingly cool. So, why not display them?
To show off this living wall art, you will have to draw a design on a board and mark areas where the nails will go. The design could be a plus sign, triangle, or something else.

Then, hammer the nails and tie strings from one nail to another in a pattern. A design will evolve to hold the plants. Place the plants and enjoy the spectacular look.

15. DIY Test Tube Vase Chandelier

15 DIY Test Tube Vase Chandelier Simphome comThere is something distinctively gratifying about indoor flowering. The sheer look of them provides intellectual joy and satisfaction (also leaves us breathless sometimes). Not to forget the fact that flowers are easier to grow indoors compared to other plantations. They are a perfect commodity for small spaces too.

So, let’s take a shot at the Test Tube Vase Chandelier that will fulfill all your must-haves from indoor flowering.

For this ingenious DIY indoor gardening idea, you will need 6 hanging test tube vases, 3 meters of leather cord, and a metal circle frame. To suspend the tubes in the air, you need to cut two pieces of string (approximately 20 inches) and tie them into the metal frame on each side to create a cross style hanger.

Next, you need to cut a piece of string (approximately 8 inches long) and tie one end into the test tube vase, and the other end to the metal frame. This needs to be done for all the 6 vases.

Once done, they are ready to be hanged. Add water and place flowers in them. Finally, pat your back for completing this incredible floral project.

14. Mini Terrarium Mason Jars DIY

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The Mason jars terrarium fever is catching up like nobody’s business. They add a fresh aroma to any home décor. The best part is that they are amazingly fun and ridiculously easy to create with minimal supplies. So, let’s put your mason jars to some creative use today.

Prep the jar by washing and drying it. Then, add a layer of rocks and moss for drainage. Add a few inches of soil as well. Next, add a final layer of moss. Finally, dig a small hole in the soil to add your plant. As you can tell by now, the jars should be plantation ready in less than thirty minutes without any pro-level skills. Image @pinterest

13. Anthro Inspired DIY Copper Shelves

13 Anthro Inspired DIY Copper Shelves Simphome comThree layers of shelves and you have a spectacular piece to add to your indoor garden. Perhaps, there’s no better way to take your garden from the wall to the floor. For this little greenery and stylish look, you don’t need a lot of supplies either.

Cut the timber to create actual floating shelves, wrap them into copper sheets, drill them into the wall, and plant the trees. The final product will look amazingly cool. And, no one will know that you didn’t throw an arm and a leg to create this beauty. Enjoy all the bragging rights for this effortless project.

12. Simple Cacti Garden DIY

12 PLANTING A SIMPLE CACTI GARDEN Simphome comCacti make a great household plant. They are easy to grow. Plus, they don’t demand a lot of water. They are sun-lovers and slow growers. As long as they can get a lot of direct light, they will blossom your space like nothing else out there. So, you can easily decorate your home or office with this plant.

To bring nature to your home, let’s get to the meat of this DIY project. Take a wide vase and add some rocks at the bottom to help with water drainage. Add few layers of soil (about an inch from the top) and add a bunch of cacti plants in the soil. For those who don’t know, cacti plants are available in different colors and variety. So, go for variety over here.
Finally, cover the top with a thin layer of cute rocks for the cool look. By no means, you won’t feel like not bragging about this adorable creation.

11. Bright and Modern Zen Garden DIY

11 BRIGHT CHEERFUL ZEN GARDEN TUTORIAL Simphome comFor a well-curated modern display of indoor gardening, this creative piece should win an excellence award. It’s a perfect display piece for small spaces. Moreover, it can be created with little means without any hiccups. Overall, this miniature garden is functional, beautiful, user-friendly, and budget-friendly, all at the same time. You will surely lose track of time creating this wonderstruck beauty.

All you need is a glass dish, a piece of cloth, a cactus plant, and colored sand to nail this project like a pro. Fill the cloth with sand to plant the roots of the plant into it and insert the plant into the colored sand. Keep in mind that you have to insert the cloth bag deep inside the sand to make it literally invisible. Make sure to tie the mouth of the cloth at the base of the plant. For the final touches, make a good sketch on the sand. You will be amazed by how nice and charming the whole thing will turn out!

10. Vertical Garden Ideas by

06 Vertical Garden ideas by moemax de Simphome com 1This DIY project depicts a green wall at its best. For a lush green garden on the wall, you won’t find a better alternative. In fact, it won’t be an understatement to claim that this vertical wall garden makes an unmatched statement on its own. Not to forget the fact that the concept of ‘green wall’ has been picking up like wildfire these days. So, why not try this thing out?
06 Vertical Garden ideas by moemax de Simphome com 2Select the space for your personalized green wall. Then, build a frame with the necessary raw material (shelf and grid). You will have to cut the grid in the right size to fit it into the shelf.
Using a hammer and few nails, attach the grid into the shelf. Then, attach the frame to the wall, and add a layer of moss and soil. Finally, sit back and witness the plants live and grow in your living room.

9. DIY Brass Himmeli Hanging Planter

09 DIY Brass Himmeli Hanging Planter Simphome comIf you are looking to build a flashy wall hanger that doesn’t break your budget, the Brass Himmeli Hanging Planter should be on your immediate wish list. It’s beautiful, inexpensive, and it adds an element of fine furniture to any home decor out there.

So, this indoor hanging garden idea is definitely worth a shot for someone looking to change their home aesthetics for the good. A brass wire, brass tubing, planter, and pipe cutter would be needed to kick-start this project.

To begin with, cut the brass tubing into small pieces to form a base where the planter will rest. Join them at the tip to make a triangle shape. Feel free to play with proportions and connect the pieces together to create a cage. Use the brass wire to hang the planter at the desired height. House a small plant in the bowl and place the Himmeli hanger and hang it at a secure place. Just make sure to keep it out of children’s reach.

8. Bentwood Bud Vase DIY

08 DIY BENTWOOD BUD VASE Simphome comIf you are itching to lay your hands on this awesome DIY creation, then you would be happy to learn that anyone can create this spectacular item in the middle of a regular day without frying their brains. As you can tell from the image above, it features a unique body, and it has a touch of a modern look to it.

To give life to this beautiful creation, let’s dive into the steps. Start by polishing the copper air chamber with vinegar and salt. Then, cut a piece of plywood and simmer the plywood for few minutes and allow it to dry before wrapping it around the chamber. Secure it with rubber bands. Now, lay the air chamber at the center of the candle plate and wrap it with wires. Add your favorite stem, fill some water, and fix it on the wall. Your job is done. You will feel like you kicked out the wonderful artist in you.

7. DIY Stripe Stamped Herb Pots

02 DIY Stripe Stamped Herb Pots Basil Green Simphome comThis is a cute DIY project that even a nine-year-old can do. Moreover, this easy-to-do stamped herb pots can look good on any countertop. If you plan on trying it out, here are the steps to create this functional piece of art.

Get some white pots and tape them with letter stamps. Of course, allow them to dry. That’s it. You are done! Didn’t you find it unexpectedly easy? But, don’t let the easy task fool you. These will turn out to be wonderful decorative pieces for your home.

6. DIY Succulent Planter

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Jump on the indoor gardening bandwagon in style by creating this succulent planter at the comforts of your home. The stuff looks amazing, and it keeps things interesting in your space. Therefore, it could be your next idea for creative indoor gardening. In fact, it may turn out to be your absolute favorite.

The best part is that it’s easy beyond means to create this succulent planter. All you need to do lay popsicle sticks in the shape of a hexagon. And, glue them to complete the hexagon. Continue layering it until it’s deep enough to place your plants into. Add several layers at the bottom to completely block one side of the hexagon to allow it to accommodate sand and the plant it needs to grow. That’s it. Your cutest indoor gardening décor is ready to be admired.

5. DIY Wood and Leather Trellis Plant Wall

05 DIY Wood and Leather Trellis Plant Wall Simphome comThis green wall has a majestic look to it. Upon completion, this DIY project can make you feel like the smartest person on the face of this planet. Frankly speaking, it can make an ordinary wall look ultra-awesome in a jiffy. Enough said! Let’s give you a brief overview of the steps to create this indoor gardening marvel.
So, get ready for this awesome project. Start by cutting long boards to finish the frame (as seen on the image above). Secure the frame on the wall with nails. Acquire some planters on clearance sales and spraypaint them.

Create a snug fit leather planter holder to hold the planters on the frame. Once the leather straps are ready, attach them on the frame and fill them with your favorite plants. The plant lover in you will absolutely thank you for the effort!

4. Mid Century Planters DIY

04 DIY MID CENTURY PLANTERS Simphome comIf you love hoarding plants, this is another indoor gardening project that should catch your interest. It’s a project of effort and creativity that can garner a lot of eyeballs. As you can tell from the image above, the leg portion of this DIY project really stands out. It can be created with no legs at all, but it will lack the appeal it has.

As such, the legs are planted on a simple wooden bottom. Three angled plates are used to attach the legs to the wooden surface. Once the base is ready, you can glue the planter on the wooden surface. Add cactus soil and white sand on top of the soil. Finally, plant the cactus and enjoy your work!

3. DIY Hairpin Leg Entryway Table

03 DIY Hairpin Leg Entryway Table Simphome comLooking for a nice table top for indoor gardening? Your prayers have been answered. In this DIY, you will be a creating a customized table that’s both modern and inviting. Of course, it won’t break your bank either. Not to undermine the fact that it would prove to be a fitting addition to any entry.
Start by cutting three wood boards into equal length, width, and height you need the final table to be. Lay them side by side and glue them together. Use three smaller boards and screw them on the board at equal distances once the glue dries off. Next, attach the hairpin legs at the corners of the board. Finally, add a new plant pot on the top and admire the self-made entryway table.

2. Macrame Plant Hanger DIY

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To add more greenery to your life and living space, you can afford to go nuts over this offbeat Macrame plant hanger project. You will enjoy the challenge involved, and you will fall in love with the final outcome even if you have zero DIY skills to bring to the table. Yes, this project won’t prove to be a massive effort-fest. Some labor and creativity will do the trick over here.

Basically, you will have to create basic macrame knots to hold the plant pot. So, you will need a macrame cord, metal ring, and a scissor to execute this project. Once the knots are ready, you need to place the planter and hang it up at the desired spot. You can hang this little fellow in any corner of the room. Of course, make sure that the ceiling can handle the weight of the plant.

1. Indoor Plantations from Kitchen Residues

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The next time you invade your kitchen, keep in mind that some of the kitchen leftovers can come really handy in indoor plantation. So, think twice before you start dumping some of the usual kitchen stuff. For instance, you can use leftover lettuce, green onions, celery, etc, to devise your indoor garden from kitchen leftovers. Want to know how?

Cut lettuce 2 inches from the bottom and transfer it a glass bottle filled with a tad bit of water. Wait for a week before you transfer it to the soil. The same can be done with green onions or celery. You can also take mint and basil leaves. Cut them 3 inches from the top and transfer them into a glass filled with a tad bit of water. When the roots grow about 2 inches, transfer them to the soil. You can use any wooden frame that can hold sand to transfer these plantations to the soil. Isn’t this a cool green living kitchen practice?

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5 Unique Vertical Succulent Garden ideas Worth Trying:

These unique vertical succulent garden worth trying ideas aren’t only handy to create green environment for your home but it is also perfect when you want to have unique flair for the outdoor setting. Just because you have limited space for your outdoor environment, it doesn’t mean that you can’t create a stylish look. Moreover, if you choose succulent for your garden option, there are some unique ideas to try. I bet they are good looking with their own unique twist. This is 5 Unique Vertical Succulent Garden Worth Trying for Beautiful Setting by your list maker

1. Hanging Glass and Plant

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Hanging Glass and Plant

Do you know that there are some specialized hanging glass that can be used for succulent? Go to any garden improvement or garden supply store and look for these kinds of hanging glass. You need to have a super thick and solid rope for the hang. Follow the instructions to install this kind of hanging glass, just to be on the safe side – after all, you don’t want to risk one of those glasses to fall, right? This is a great idea to fill your mundane weekends. (via homesteadingalliance)

2. Bubble Aerium

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Bubble Aerium

This is almost similar to the hanging potted glass, but this one is coming with the wall mounted style. If you are into succulent plants so much and you want to improve your outdoor style, this aerium will be the most ideal option. Even when you have generous garden, this one can be placed on your front porch, creating a unique and green atmosphere. Have two or three bubbles on a wall and you immediately will improve your outdoor look in the simplest manner. (via dhgate)

3. Terrarium Lantern

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Terrarium Lantern

If you have old lanterns that you have never used anymore, this would be the perfect option for your next DIY project. If you don’t have the lanterns, you can also buy them – after all, they aren’t expensive. You can paint the lanterns with unique paint and then place the succulents inside. This lantern would be interesting extra for the succulent and they are pleasing to the eye! Another interesting thing about this idea is that you have the flexibility to hang the terrarium or to place them on a desk or table. Certainly a unique vertical succulent garden ideas worth trying. (via darice)

4. Hanging Brass Ornament

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Hanging Brass Ornament

Some of the brass ornaments are quite good to hang air plants, especially those with concentric coils. Not only they are pleasant to the eyes, they can be unique garden decoration. If you live in an apartment with very limited garden (usually only a porch or a verandah), this hanging ornament can be handy. In this picture, the brass ornament is to accommodate Xeographica Tillandsia, perfect for the window or door sill. (via elainebjewelry)

5. Unique Wall Planter

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Unique Wall Planter 

This wall planter is quite unique because not only it has the space for the plants, it also has its own space for the water. Simply pour the water on the provided spot and it will automatically water the plants on its own. It is a should have item for your unique vertical succulent garden idea. (via hacknews)

5 Amazing DIY Home Decor Ideas Using Terrariums:

Terrariums can be a great choice for beautifying your home. The natural feeling of terrariums will also create a natural nuance into your house.

6. Light Bulb Terrarium

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This kind of a terrarium home decor is very perfect for houses with small size in the space. Using only used light bulbs, you can fill it up with soil and small plants. You can also choose moss to be the filler for the light bulb terrarium home décor idea. By creating many of the light bulbs terrarium, you can start to put them all over your house. You can put them on the desk, living room table, night desk, or anywhere. (via betterhousekeeper)

7. DIY Wall Terrarium Décor

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What you need to create a natural atmosphere in your house is creating DIY wall terrarium décor made from tins. You can start by finding materials to make this decoration. Main materials are gravels, air plants or other plants with soil, and moss. The most additional material is probably spray paint. After you paint the tins with spray paint, you can simply just add the main materials into the tins terrarium décor. The terrarium will be hung perfectly on your walls. (via ruffledblog)

8. Fish Bowl Terrarium idea

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The fish bowl terrarium is a very perfect decoration for the inside of your house, mostly to be the tables’ ornament. Firstly, you have to buy some brand new fish bowls. The fish bowls’ size should be measured according to the size of your table. Then again, plants such as succulents, or other indoor plants can be put inside the fish bowl. You might also add grovels too, to make the decoration inside the fish bowl terrarium better. (via greenerlittleseeds)

9. Mini Greenhouse

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To create a mini greenhouse, you should prepare things such as an open or closed glass container. After that, you should also create a greenhouse-like wooden frame for placing the glass container. Next, you need to add putting soil to the container. Lastly, of course you should place the chosen plants to the container, and maybe you could also add some decorations for perfecting the DIY mini greenhouse terrarium. (via betterhousekeeper)

10. Jam Jar Terrarium

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It will be great for you if you do not litter your jam jars as soon as the jam runs out. You will be surprised at the variety of crafts that can be made from jam jars. One of those crafts is jam jar terrarium. Before creating the simple decoration of terrarium using jam jars, you should always clean the jars. Then, you could put soil and small plants into the jam jar, and of course placing the jam jar under the sun will make the plants live well. (via factorydirectcraft)

5 Unique DIY Home Decorating Initiative Using Terrariums:

When it comes to decorating home with terrariums, you should try next unique ideas. Most of the following ideas are easy to follow and beautiful. Thank you for reading the long list and stick with this website to find more decorating and garden ideas (We hope)

11. Vintage Mason Jars

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Vintage mason jars are amazing to be used as terrariums DIY home decorating initiative. The vintage look of mason jars can even beautify the already beautiful plants. But, the thing is, this kind of a jar is very ideal for a lot of small plants. Plants such as chive, thyme, and rosemary will be some great choices of plants to be placed in the vintage mason jars as terrarium. (via bhg)

12. Aqua-Terrarium

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Who says that terrariums can only be the place for plant? In fact, you can also create an aquarium from terrarium idea. The aqua-terrarium will be great for placing small water plants and fishes. The best plant to choose for the aqua-terrarium is of course waterlilies. The beautiful color and look of waterlilies can complement the decorative terrarium, and even it looks great with colorful fishes. (via bhg)

13. Unique Succulent Terrarium

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Terrarium is like one of the most innovative interior ideas in this modern era. Terrarium can be placed everywhere if you can choose the fixing terrarium design for certain rooms. If you do not know what the best terrarium décor is, you can choose the most unique succulent terrarium. You can choose the most unique one by yourself. You just have to prepare glass vessel, potting mix, succulent cuttings, and small spoon to create the unique succulent terrarium. (via thewhimsicalwife)

14. Dinosaur Terrarium

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This will be the perfect gift for your children. You might also create this with your children. Yes, a dinosaur terrarium will be great to be placed inside your children’s bedroom. You have to prepare crushed rocks for drainage of the terrarium, charcoal, and of course potting soil. The plants you can choose can be varied, and the last thing you need is dinosaur miniatures. You can get the dinosaur miniatures from pet shops, and then finally you can put them inside the dinosaur terrarium for your children. (via yellowbrickhome)

15. Colorful Layered Sand Terrarium

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This is a unique, yet simple-to-create DIY idea of terrarium for a home decoration. A number of glass jars and colored sand will be needed to create this decoration. You can use faux plants for this kind of terrarium idea. The faux plant will surely last longer than the authentic one. The colors for the sand can be various, but to make the color palette better, choose bright colors such as turquoise, mint, or white. (via designimprovised)

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