DIY Alert: Easy Succulent Terrariums

I think we can all agree that the terrarium is on fire right now when it comes to indoor plant decor. Add succulents, and you have one very trendy (and pretty much self-sustaining) tabletop garden on your hands.


Poolside terrarium.

I’ve been wanting to do a terrarium DIY for a while, but haven’t been too crazy about the idea of spending hours at my local garden store searching for decorative rocks and sand. For those of you who are not regulars at Lowe’s/The Home Depot: these items were surprisingly easy to find (and inexpensive). This project was so easy, I may even consider returning to my neighborhood Lowe’s in the near future.

I used Real Simple’s “How to Make a Terrarium” tutorial as a guide, and I think it was a good one because my succulents are still alive and thriving. I do not claim to have a green thumb but am hoping I can keep plants alive that only require twice weekly watering. TBD.

Lowes has a great assortment of cacti...I chose yellow and pink colors with lots of greenery.

Lowe’s has a great assortment of succulents…I chose yellow and pink colored cacti with lots of little green guys too.

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