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DIY Hanging Globe and Geo Terrariums

Terrariums bring beauty into the home and add liveliness to your decor. Succulents are easy to maintain and are drought tolerable which is perfect for a gal like me who always forgets to water them! Pick the container and succulents to your liking, follow these tips, and a terrarium will make a great addition to your home in the near future!
Pick your container and make sure it's waterproof or that it has somewhere to drain. This geo container I bought at Target and waterproofed it with clear silicone. I gifted it to my mother in law for her birthday and she loves it! Here's how to do your own!
You will need cactus soil, rocks, succulents, sphagnum moss, decorative accents, charcoal or carbon pebbles and sand (optional).
Layer one at a time starting with the small rocks so the water can drain. The charcoal or carbon pebbles make sure the air stays clean in the terrarium. You can find it at your local pet store.
Put a thicker layer of cactus soil so the succulents can thrive in their new home!
Put a thin layer of fine sand if you like the way it looks. Otherwise, put your plants in however you like keeping height and size in mind. Finish with some moss spread around the succulents and the accessories spaced out wherever they look best! I used some shiny rocks and an aquarium decoration!
Here are my finished globe terrariums. They look like exactly like I'd hoped so I'm a happy camper!! I added some twine to hang them in a window.

To see more: http://www.mommystoolbelt.com/do-it-yourself-terrarium

  • Kay
    Kay United Kingdom
    on Mar 4, 2016

    They look great, I like plants in a house but life is so busy and who waters when your away? If they take a little neglect suits me fine.

    • Jennifer
      Jennifer Sherman, TX
      on Mar 5, 2016

      How funny! An "air plant" was the first plant I ever owned and it hung right on my freezer door and I killed it! I told my mother that I knocked it off and the cat ate it! I was only 17 newly married and terrified of what my "green thumb" mother would think of me!

  • Linda
    Linda United Kingdom
    on Mar 4, 2016

    I have 3 smaller globes meant to hold a tealight, but I think this will look so much better, even if I only put one succulent inside, they will look much more attractive, thanks for this great idea :)

    • Naomi
      Naomi White Bluff, TN
      on Mar 9, 2016

      @Elaine I still say that isn't true :/

  • Judy Ann
    Judy Ann Laurie, MO
    on Mar 4, 2016

    My daughter is addicted to succulents, now I can tell her how to display them! the only trouble is her husband will know when she gets "another one of those" !!!

  • Sherry Fram
    Sherry Fram Charleston, AR
    on Mar 4, 2016

    Beautiful! Your helper is adorable! Thanks for sharing!

  • Sandy
    Sandy Sterling Heights, MI
    on Mar 4, 2016

    Very pretty

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