DIY Succulent Wall Terrarium

succulent wall terrarium

DIY Succulent Wall Terrarium

I recently developed a love for succulents and cacti, most likely because I haven’t actually killed them yet… but that’s neither here nor there. A few weeks ago my love and I took a weekend to get out of town, and I stumbled across a little garden shop that seemed to focus primarily on succulents, where I bought a hanging wall terrarium. (Don’t worry, you can find them all over amazon for around $10-$15, like this one!) 

Initially I had thought it was going to be a pain to put together. Honestly, I thought my hands were too big, I was going to break it and it was going to be a bloody mess, but it wasn’t! 

What I Used:succulent terrarium supplies

  • Clay pebbles
  • Small stones
  • Cactus soil
  • Moss
  • 2 succulents (less or more depending on size and desire)

Instructions:

  1. Put a decent layer of the clay pebbles on the bottom. This helps with the drainage so the roots of the plants don’t become over watered and mold, thus killing your plant. I wish I had gotten more, but you live you learn. 
  2. Add a second layer with the small stones, saving a few for later. I shook it around a little to make sure the clay and stones were settled before adding soil.
  3. Add a layer good, but thin layer of cactus soil, you’ll add more in a minute. 
  4. Place your succulents in the arrangement you want. This is where things got tricky. I ended up using two kabob skewers like chopsticks to help move them around until I was happy.
  5. Add more soil as you get the plants placed in your desired spot, make sure the soil is covering the roots.
  6. I used the extra pebbles to put near the base of the succulents to help them stand until they settled in.
  7. Add a top layer of moss for prettiness and boom, you’re done!
  8. Hit a nail into the wall, hang and enjoy!

DIY succulent wall terrariumI’d ideally like to get at least two more once we move. I am in love with how the one looks and once we have more wall space, I think a trifecta would be perfect! 

All together I spent about $45, which includes the glass terrarium, which was over twice the price than Amazon. I would estimate them to be about $30 give or take. 

 

Have you done anything with succulents or cacti? How about another terrarium? I’d love to see, share in the comments below!

2 Comments

  1. Ooh, this is lovely! I’ve always wanted one, but couldn’t really convince myself to pony up the money for a ready-made one. Now I can make a cute succulent terrarium myself 🙂

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      That was my problem too! I always thought pretttyyy… and expensive. But once I found the stuff it was sooo easy, and inexpensive! I want to make more haha.
      If you do make one, please let me know how it turns out! I’d love to see!

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