Friday, July 29, 2011

DIY: succulent terrarium

 the coffee table in my living has been sitting empty for the past few months
i have been waiting for the perfect "something" to place on it as a centerpiece
terrariums have been popping up all over blog land and etsy
and i thought, hey! that's perfect
but oh me oh my, were they pricey to buy!
and then i thought, hey, they look easy enough to make
so that's what i set out to do one afternoon

it was easy peasy!
if you want to make one too, you will need
a glass container
a few succulents ( i got mine from home depot)
potting soil (not shown)
shovel and a watering can

step 1: layer the rocks on the bottom of your container 
(this is for drainage said my hubs--he was helping me)

step 2: scoop the potting soil on top of the soil
(make sure it's deep enough to plant your succulents in)

step 3: arrange your succulents how you would like them
and then plant them, make sure they are right in the soil!

step 4: sprinkle with water!

tada! you have yourself your very own terrarium
i also placed a few pretty rocks on top to "break up" the soil

the best part is, you only need to water them once a month (or so)
so it's very low maintenance

and they sure are pretty looking!


sharon lei said...

Ooo I've always wanted to make one of those. I'll def give it a try now. :)

How are you, my love? I hope all is well... your girls get more adorable as the days pass!!!

Happy Friday!

xx Love & Aloha

cArLa said...

this is on my DIY to-do list! great post!

Becky said...

how pretty! We got rid of our coffee table when the girls were little and I'm thinking we need one again b/c they are old enough now (although they do take advantage of the open space to build tents, restaurants, etc.)

Tang said...

Thanks for sharing this!!! I really want to make one now!

Becca said...

I'm truly impressed.

succulents are in my top five favorite plants. this is too pretty!

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

love love love love this! Totally want to do it - I am horrible at watering plants, so it would be a relief to have something I won't kill quickly because I forgot to water it!