How to make a terrarium with succulents in a jar

How to make a terrarium with succulents in a jar: How-to-make-a-terrarium-with-succulents-in-a-jar

We are plant people now! At least that’s what my husband said after making a few trips to Home Depot and IKEA for other supplies this past weekend, which led to some new green friends. (Just try making a trip to IKEA and only buying what you came for – it’s impossible.) A few months ago I’d never kept a plant alive in my entire life, but now we have two and both seem to be doing fine! So naturally (ha!) we decided to up the difficulty and get a few more. That’ll get us ready to have kids, right? And then I can do without pets altogether?

Our only outdoor facility will be moving indoors for the night because it’s supposed to be freezing in Houston tonight.

It’s looking a bit sad now because it’s winter, but I look forward to seeing the bright pink flowers come back.

Succulent Terrarium Tutorial

And I’ve finally made the terrarium I’ve always thought of! Only I’m not sure if it’s actually a terrarium or three cacti in a bowl. Anyhow, I’m happy with it. I’ve wanted something like this since I’ve watched this how-to video by Sprout on design*spongeand I really, really wanted it after seeing Morgan The brick house show her The assembly took only a few minutes.

Soil for succulent and cactus terrariums
Soil I used for succulent and cactus terrariums

I used a cheap, flat glass bowl for this purpose that I picked up at Michaels or Hobby Lobby a few months ago. To start, I put a layer of gravel on the bottom to (hopefully) allow for drainage. Then the plants came in and I filled the bowl with cactus soil.

The three plants came from IKEA and the soil and stones from Home Depot. Total cost was less than $20 for everything.

Succulent and cactus terrarium tutorial
Succulent and cactus terrarium tutorial

Finally I added another layer of stones and it was done. The hardest part of the whole project was trying to position the plants without getting stung! Finally I added another layer of stones and it was done. The hardest part of the entire project of building a succulent and cactus terrarium was trying to position the plants without getting stung!

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