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If you have a green thumb or need help getting there, I’ve got some fun DIY projects for you! These tricks will make gardening more efficient, will teach you some easy tips, and are destined to help your garden flourish this season.

Herb Garden Efficiency

This little trick only requires old wine corks and a marker! If you have an array of herbs like mint, oregano, rosemary, and basil in your garden, you may need help differentiating them once the gardens start to intermix. To help with this, stick your old wine cork onto a straight stick, and label it with the herb’s name! Ironically, this little trick will help increase the organization of your wildlife.

Terrarium DIY

We’ve made a terrarium before for a room décor DIY, and they’re very popular; so now, let’s go over how to make a whole new one! The terrarium being outlined today will be one of the smaller, cute ones you’ve probably seen in home décor magazines. Courtesy of Nicole Guerriero’s DIY channel, you’ll need a circular glass (or plastic) container. The first thing you need to do is add a layer of small pebbles to your container.

Next, add a layer of activated charcoal to keep everything fresh and healthy. On the technical side, all you’ll need to do after this is add a layer of soil and start getting creative! Since this is a smaller terrarium, make sure to pick up size-friendly succulents and cacti. Little decorative touches also go a long way, so add any knick-knacks you find pretty!

Seashell Potted Plants

This DIY is so pretty! Just look at the example picture on BuzzFeed! If you live by the ocean, now is a great time to go shell hunting. However, if you know for a fact you will not be finding any shells large enough to house small succulents, Michaels will do. All you need to do is pack the opening of your shell with soil, and then carefully nestle your succulent’s roots into the soil. It works and is such a creative touch for any home.

Also, since we have already talked about both succulents and wine corks, another planter method on the same BuzzFeed article is cork planters! Succulents start out small and can grow upwards very efficiently. If you want to take on this project, you’ll need reasonably large wine corks and baby succulents. Plant the small sprig into your cork and you’ll have a whole new definition for mini garden right in your home.

Watching your little garden grow is something of a proud mama moment, so take advantage of our lovely summertime weather and try out some of these gardening DIYs!

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