Succulent Terrarium DIY


I am slightly succulent obsessed. This is one of the many projects I have going on right now that deal with succulents. The reason why I love them so much is you don't need a green thumb (phew! the pressure is off!) they are very hard to kill and need very little work. Which is good for me, because I seem to kill anything that grows! This is an easy-peasy project for you to make a low-maintenance garden for your home.
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Materials:
1. Glass vessel of any shape or size
2. rocks/gravel
3. Activated Charcoal (found at your local pet store- this helps prevent mold and bacteria from building up)
4. Moss (optional)
5. Potting Soil
6. Succulents
7. Decorative touches- a fun top layer (I used a sparkly broken glass looking stuff intended for a vase filler to add a fun glittery effect on mine) you can also add more rocks, wood, seashells, miniature figurines...whatever you fancy, and all entirely optional
Putting it all together:
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In your glass vessel of choice do the following steps:
1. Add gravel/rocks about 1 inch thick or more depending on your preference
2. Add a thin layer of activated charcoal
3. Add moss (optional) I wanted it more for looks, but it also helps keep the moisture in
4. Add soil 1-2 inch thick
5. Add succulents (I used trimmings from my yard, so I didn't even have to purchase new ones...free .99 baby!)
6. Add all the decorative touches you want...or not
Terrarium Maintenance:
Just an occasion spritzing of water once a week and put in a place in your home that gets good indirect sunlight
Enjoy your little (practically no maintenance) garden!
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succulent terrarium diy, crafts, gardening, succulents, terrarium
succulent terrarium diy, crafts, gardening, succulents, terrarium
succulent terrarium diy, crafts, gardening, succulents, terrarium
Even more terrarium inspiration can be found on the blog! I hosted a craft night centered around these beauties!! Terrarium Bar anyone?!
Cassie Kent

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  • Hannah V
    on Sep 8, 2014

    I SO want to make one of these! I'm a total succulent nut.

  • Jan Koelsch
    on Mar 12, 2017

    I love plants but sometimes I overwater. This was an awesome tutorial and makes a great way to have a garden inside. In Kansas during our hot summers, these would be great on my front porch. Thank you for the idea and I'll be thinking of you as I work on the project...inside and outside. Also could see doing seasonal gardens as well.

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