How to Make a Succulent Terrarium

How to Make a Succulent Terrarium

I believe that doing small fun activities together as a couple, family or friend group should be done at least once a week!

These activities can be cooking, working out, playing games or even making fun things together.

Taking this time out from our electronics helps us stay connected to each other!

So every month I will be sharing with you one of the fun things we do at our house in a new segment I call Crafting with Carla!

DIY Succulent Terrarium

Materials Needed

  • How to Make a Succulent TerrariumSucculents
  • Glass Container (with a wide opening)
  • Gravel
  • Cactus Soil Mix
  • Sand (beach sand, building sand, colored sand, any non-toxic sand works)
  • Activated Carbon Charcoal (fish section of the pet store)
  • Accents (garden ornaments, shells, large river rocks, glass bugs and spiders)


Spoon – for scooping and patting the potting mix, sand, charcoal.

Paintbrush – for gently brushing the succulents of any excess dirt.


  1. How to Make a Succulent TerrariumPick out your succulents
  2. Pick out a glass container.
  3. Place gravel on the bottom of the container to provides drainage.
  4. Sprinkle a very fine layer of the charcoal over the rocks.
  5. Put down a layer of cactus mix soil.
  6. Remove plants from pots and place in the soil.
  7. Next put down a layer of sand or small rocks.
  8. Add accents.

Care Tips:

Give the terrarium direct sunlight every day for at least five or six hours.

Water the terrarium every two weeks about 1 tablespoon of water for each plant.

Did you enjoy Crafting with Carla DIY Succulent Terrarium?

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