Succulent Terrarium DIY

Cassie Kent
by Cassie Kent
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.

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:
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 .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!
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 Hannah V on Sep 08, 2014
    I SO want to make one of these! I'm a total succulent nut.

  • Jan Koelsch 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.