I feel like I should point out early on, that this is DIY for a succulent terrarium that I made recently. However, this is not a tutorial on how to keep them alive. My gardening skills are a little hit or miss and I usually learn how to grow something by following the method of watching something die, then thinking… “Ok, next time water the plant!” Doh!
Collect your supplies.
- Cactus Soil (although I have succulents growing in the dirt in my backyard, so I’m not entirely sure this was necessary)
- Pebbles/Small Rocks
- Small Succulents
- Large Glass Vase
I found the glass vase at (surprise surprise) Homegoods a few months back. I’ve mentioned before that they own my soul, right? I’ve been using it to hold my K-Cups, but this is a far prettier vase filler. Another great option would be a Apothecary Jar. If these survive, I plan on making a few more for around the house.
Pour in a layer of small pebbles to help with drainage.
Fill the vase with some Cactus Dirt then start adding your succulents. After they are in place, add some more dirt to ensure the roots are covered. I recommend picking small plants so they have room to grown. However, if you’re like me, you’ll expect them to die soon and want to enjoy them at a larger size. What? I’m preparing for the future!
Ok, in all seriousness, I really do care if these plants live and I will take care of them.
I’m actually kind of loving them right now…so I decided to use a few more to make a little succulent vignette in my kitchen.
It is surprisingly difficult to get a good photograph of all three since they are next to 2 windows. Sorry for the glare.
Project Cost Breakdown (for the Terrarium):
Glass Vase (Already Owned) = $0
Small Bag of Cactus Soil (Lowes) = $4
Bag of Small Pebbles (Home Depot) = $3
1 Small Succulent (Home Depot) = $2
2 Medium Succulents (Home Depot) = $6
Total Project Cost: $15
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