DIY Copper Geo Terrariums

7 Materials
20 Minutes

I bought these beautiful DIY Copper Geo Terrariums from World Market. They go well with our copper hood, backsplash, and other copper accents we have throughout our house.

I’ve had these copper geo terrariums for almost a year now. I still love their look.

They were easy to make and only took about 20 minutes each—spread out over a day (for drying time).


Waterproof the terrariums (optional).

Although this is a fairly simple DIY project, it is important to do it correctly. The most technical part is waterproofing the terrariums.

Use a caulking gun (or the squeeze tube) and run a bead of silicone around the edges.

Allow drying.

Repeat this step three times. It is very important to have multiple layers to fill any gaps and ensure a good seal.

After the silicone has dried, use glass cleaner to clean the glass.

Next, put at least a 1-inch layer of small rock/gravel on the bottoms of the terrariums for drainage.

Then add the potting soil

Plant the succulents and cacti according to the way you like.

Clean glass again. Place them around home! Position near windows for light.

Water them correctly.

Repot when they outgrow the terrarium.

This has been a great DIY project and decor for my home. I hope you enjoy these DIY Copper Geo Terrariums as well.

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