DIY Friday: Succulent Terrarium

Hello and welcome to our first DIY Friday post! If you’ve been in the Pittsburgh area lately (or ever) you’ve noticed that the weather this time of year can be a bit gloomy. The good news is there are only 33 days left till Spring! But if you’ve already forgotten what sunshine looks like and you need a pick-me-up… this fun, fresh and easy craft will make your room, office, etc. feel like Spring has already arrived! And you’ll also look super trendy, because succulents are IN.

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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Vase or jar (any size) with large opening
  • Small stones, pebbles, or gravel for drainage
  • Soil, preferably cactus mix, as it retains little moisture
  • Succulent plants of your choice
  • Sand (Pro-Tip: Pet stores have huge varieties of colorful, nature-safe sand!)
  • Ornamental decorations of your choice! Make this terrarium your own!

How to Assemble:

  1. Prepare a vase or medium sized jar with a larger opening at the top.
  2. Carefully place small stones at the bottom of the jar.
  3. Pour a thick layer of soil, enough so that your succulents can take root.
  4. Move the plant from the pot and into your vessel. Gently press so that it settles nicely.
  5. Continue transplanting your succulents into whatever arrangement you’d like. Succulents come in dozens of sizes, shapes and colors, so get creative!
  6. When you have transplanted all the plants cover the surface with a thin layer of white sand.
  7. Add decorative stones or ornaments for the final step, and then your terrarium is complete!

Terrarium Maintenance:

Luckily, succulents are relatively easy to care for. Just make sure they are in spot where they get 5-6 hours of sunlight a day. Succulents are desert plants, and therefore only need to be watered every two weeks. You don’t need a lot of water either–only enough that there should be less than 1-inch accumulated at the bottom of your vessel. You can also fertilize your terrarium once a year in the summer months. Follow these steps, and you’ll be feeling like its Spring all year round!