Earlier this week I wrote about saving money on flowers and I wanted to share another fun idea for cutting down costs. Bringing the outside inside is easy when you make a succulents terrarium. You don’t have to have a green thumb to make one! See the instructions below.
These terrariums make great homemade gifts and add a little extra to your home decor. Did I mention they are super cheap to make and maintain? This weekend I’m making a terrarium with the succulents I’m using to decorate for my sister’s birthday bash. (Expect a post about how I saved money on her party.)
- Any type of clear plastic or glass container. Old bottles, fish bowls, or jars with a wide opening work well.
- Cactus soil
- Pea gravel or aquarium rocks
- Sphagnum moss, Succulent plants, small Cacti and any other small plants that don’t need a lot of light
- Rocks, wood, or shells
2. Decide where you’re placing each plant. You don’t have to add a lot of succulents to make the terrarium look nice. One will do fine. If you’re adding more than one, you’ll want to place larger, taller plants in the back and smaller, denser growing plants at the front.
3. Start by placing a 1 1/2-inch layer of aquarium rocks or pea gravel in the bottom of your container for drainage, and then add your soil.
4. Add a layer of cactus mix soil (about 2 inches). You can also add sand.
5. Remove plants from pots and place roots in soil.
6. Decorate the terrarium with your rocks or shells.
7. Spritz your terrarium with water.