Succulents are one of the easiest plants to care for and, I think, some of the most beautiful. They require very little maintenance (a little bit of water every now and then) and they look stunning in just about any container you can think of. Succulent terrariums are probably the easiest and most gorgeous way you can add a little green (or purple or pink!) to your decor.
Make Your Own Succulent Terrarium
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Here’s a quick how-to on making a succulent terrarium:
Fill the bottom of your glass bowl with a layer of pebbles. This helps with drainage. Next, put a layer of peat moss on top of the pebbles, and then sprinkle some activated charcoal on top of that (this is optional, but it does help keep the garden fresh). Then put a nice layer of cactus soil on top of it all. Finally, tuck your succulent plants in, gently patting the soil firmly around the plants. I added a few mini ceramic mushrooms around the perimeter of my garden to add a bright pop of color and some whimsy!
The possibilities are endless…
There are so many ways you can incorporate succulent terrariums into your decor, and so many different containers you can transform into clever and beautiful home decor. Here are just a few of my favorite ways some talented bloggers created their own terrarium decor:
I love these tiny little terrariums in vintage silver. You can tuck them into your mantle scape or place several of them together to make a beautiful vignette.
Using a bird bath as a succulent container is one of my favorite ways to incorporate these beautiful plants into patio or backyard decor. Succulents can thrive in very shallow soil, so this is a perfect set up for an outdoor terrarium!
These milk glass containers are stunning on their own, but with the pop of color from the succulents, they turn into a masterpiece! I think using milk glass for a succulent terrarium is simply gorgeous and I may have to incorporate this into my kitchen!
I love these brass and glass containers for just about anything, but for a succulent garden, they are divine. Can you imagine these as a wedding table centerpiece? So dreamy.
I have to admit, this gumball terrarium is probably my favorite in terms of whimsy and fun! I love the vintage gumball machine on its own, but adding those succulents in the glass bowl is just genius. What a great conversation piece!
Succulent terrariums are an easy, cheap and fun way to add some of nature’s most beautiful little plants to your home or patio decor. You can find some beautiful or clever containers at your local thrift store or even at the dollar store. The possibilities are endless for these little gardens!
What is your favorite way to include plants in your decor? Do you have a succulent garden?