Display your succulents in pretty terrariums, handmade planters, containers, and even a necklace with these great tips and ideas.
Succulents are trendy right now. It’s not surprising, they require little effort to maintain, come in amazing colors, can be planted in virtually anything, and add a natural element to your home.
When I was at the recent SNAP conference in Utah, I attended a Succulents and Terrariums workshop. It was hosted by Cynthia (Utah Garden Blogs) and Margee Rader. During the workshop, they taught us how to make a terrarium necklace.
You can find the full tutorial to make your own succulent necklaces on the Jordan Valley Home & Garden Club website.
Tips for working with succulents and terrariums
These tips are courtesy of Cynthia and Margee.
- Use floral pins to hold succulent cuttings in place and to attach plants to one another.
- Don’t put your terrarium in direct sunlight. Put it in a bright room away from windows.
- Put charcoal in the bottom of your terrarium over the pebbles and sand to help filter air in a closed terrarium.
- If there is water on the sides of the terrarium remove the lid, there is too much moisture.
- If there is no condensation, it’s time to water. Spray bottles work really well for watering.
- Ground covers you might like to try: scotch moss, real moss clover, blue star creeper, chocolate chip ajuga.
- Plants you could use in your terrarium: ferns, moss, tropical plants, water plants.
- Use sheet moss to fill in gaps when creating a pretty succulent pot so you don’t see any dirt.
- Always check the light/sun requirements of plants when purchasing, especially if you already have a location in mind.
- Open dish arrangements can take more light and sun.
Succulent and terrarium projects
Take a look at these other fun succulent and terrarium projects I’ve done.
- Turn jam jars into succulent containers
- DIY LEGO terrariums
- Beach themed terrarium nightlight
- Christmas terrarium with lights
- Gnome fairy garden terrarium
- Turn metal tins into planters
- A pineapple succulent planter
- Thanksgiving pumpkin succulent planter
Make a terrarium with your kids this summer – you could make a fairy garden, a dinosaur stomping ground, or a jungle. Pop some of their small toys in to bring the terrarium to life.
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