DIY Terrarium (You don’t have to water)

Updated: Nov 13, 2020

Day some or other of Quarantine and it’s FINALLY Nice here in Wisconsin. So we are outside A LOT!!!!! Sometimes, I like to send the kids out to look for fallen branches, pine cones and pieces of bark, so we can make fun projects. This past weekend was MAKE YOUR OWN TERRARIUM project.

I had some Sola Succulents hand Painted by Jackie’s Sola Boutique and wasn’t really sure what I would do them. Originally was going to make hanging pots, for a Craft Show, but then a Pandemic Came… and that went out the window. So… What’s a girl to do with a bunch of hand panted Succulents? Make Terrariums you don’t have to water!

We had so much fun making them, I thought I’d share what we did with you. In fact, if you want to jump Straight to the Scavenger Hunt and not have to find all the other things. I offer a few this kit! Purchase it here.

Items you’ll need:

  1. Glass container

  2. Gravel (aquarium gravel works really well for this)

  3. Styrofoam that will fit in your glass vessel. This is supposed to just sit in the bottom, so nothing too big, you can cut it if need be.

  4. Fake succulents. I purchased mine from Jackie’s Sola Boutique. I highly recommend her. Her work is amazing, and they look so real. But you could use any type you prefer.

  5. Items from Nature (see the Scavenger Hunt checklist)

OK, Now we’re’ ready to assemble.

Step One

Take your vessel and line it with a thin line of gravel.

Step Two

Insert the toothpicks into the Styrofoam. You will only need about half of the toothpick sticking out in order to attach the succulent.

Step Three

Place your Styrofoam (with the toothpicks where you want the succulent placed) on top of the thin lining of gravel.

Step Four

Cover the Styrofoam with gravel. You will want to leave a little so you can put it around the succulent.

Step Five

Place succulent into the toothpick, careful to make sure you poke the toothpick through into the middle of the succulent.

Step Six

Pour the last of the gravel into the glass container (try to get it under the succulent to cover any possible bare spots on the Styrofoam.

Step Seven

Place your nature finds how you want into the jar.

Terrarium Scavenger Hunt
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Step Eight


When you share your finished project

Make sure you tag me in your creations @thesmithcountry on Instagram or Facebook! I can’t wait to see what you all make!

As always,

with a grateful heart,

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