DIY Terrarium

I received this beautiful West Elm terrarium as a birthday present and wanted to put my own spin on it. I’m not one to keep plants alive under any circumstances, so I opted for the “fake” terrarium. I purchased artificial succulents, white rocks and soil, and went to work!
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Some of the succulents were too large or long to fit inside the terrarium, so I just cut them to the size I needed.

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Initial placement and sizing trials:  2014-10-23 19.38.53

I put a light layer of small white rocks first, and then a layer of soil (that I forgot to take a second photo for):2014-10-26 19.07.41

And the final result! I did a bit of rearranging to figure out what worked best and I love how it all turned out! Now I can have a year- round gorgeous terrarium with zero maintenance. And the succulents actually look quite real in person, so I was really pleased with the end result. I would encourage any of you to make your own DIY terrariums (especially if you lack a green thumb). A fun, easy, affordable project with great results.

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10 thoughts on “DIY Terrarium

  1. Love this idea! We just got some succulents and I plan to get more soon, but this would be a fun way to display them!

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