Easy Way to Make a Succulent Terrarium

 Supplies you need to make your succulent terrarium.

Are you ready to get your hands dirty? This DIY succulent terrarium is so easy you’ll want to make more than one! First you need to get your supplies.  Everything you see here is available at Walmart.  The real succulents and small bag of potting mix will be available in their garden section. The clear large bowl and small rocks are found in the fabric/craft section at Walmart.

What to do after you buy your supplies.

Now that you have purchased all your supplies you need to make your terrarium it’s time to get started!  First pour your rocks at the bottom of your clear glass bowl.  I used almost all that I purchased and probably could’ve use all of them but was afraid it would’ve been too much.  I was wrong but that’s ok!  Live and learn right?

Next add your potting mix. DO NOT fill it all the way to the top.  The succulents need to be placed lower in the bowl so you can see it through the glass.  Pictures below will show you how it’ll look.  After you put the potting soil into the bowl then you can plant your succulents.  I purchased 4 small succulents although I am a fan of odd numbers I realized 5 is too many and 3 isn’t enough in the bowl.  So 4 it is!


So after you plant your succulents make sure that they are pressed down in the potting soil and that the soil has surrounded the plant.  I added more potting mix after I planted them in the bowl to make sure they were secure in the bowl.


I love how I can see the succulents through the glass.



Next I watered them.  You don’t need to saturate them with water daily.  Just check on them to see how they are doing each day.  They usually only need to be watered once a week but just make sure you give it a good watering when you do.

Where to display it is endless.

Where to display this beautiful terrarium can be anywhere you’d like to show this baby off!  This terrarium is perfect indoors or on a covered outdoor porch like on an outdoor table. I decided to display it in my second home on my coffee table. As you can see I placed it on a tray along with a faux plant beside it.  Yes it’s ok to mix real plants and faux plants by each other when decorating.  Maybe just not mixed in a pot haha!  But that’s just my opinion.


I am not a Mrs. Greenthumbs by all means.

I am no Mrs. Greenthumbs but if I can do this so can you!  It’s so much fun and so easy to make!  Even a child could make their own with one succulent in a clear glass jar.  How fun would that be for them?  It would give them a little responsibility to care for a little plant and how fun for them to be able to display in their room?  It’s even a good idea for a gift for a friend, neighbor, or loved one. Everyone loves plants!  At least I know I do. Happy planting!


  1. Laurel says:

    I love this! This would be a fun project with my 11 year old granddaughter who loves gardening and plants. I love the clear glass bowl idea and how you can see them clearly! Thank you! And I have succulents in my flower bed I can use! Yay!

  2. Brandy says:

    This looks easy and fun. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Becky says:

    Such a cute idea, would love to try this as a coffee table accent!

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