In the past year, DIY terrariums and succulent gardens have really taken off. I’ve always thought they were so cute, but stayed away from them because I unfortunately, was not gifted with the “green thumb,” and assumed I wouldn’t be able to keep them alive. Wrong. A friend gifted me with a set of 3 for Christmas and I was surprised at how easy it is/was to keep them thriving!
Over the weekend, I found that my boyfriend’s mom has been hit with the “succulent garden bug” as well, and we decided to do some DIYing and made the most beautiful little gardens (which by the way are totally ok’d by TSA to bring on domestic flights). I still can’t believe how easy the process was, and am so excited to share it with you today so you can make your own succulent garden!
Gather Your Materials
You can pick up materials for your garden in-store or online at places like Home Depot, Lowe’s, or Amazon. Keep in mind that aside from the individual plants and pot/bowl you pick up, you’ll be able to use the items for more than one garden – especially if you’re making smaller ones.
- Small pot(s) – set of 3 tray // cute hedgehog // live, laugh, love set
- Large pot(s) – abstract design with saucer // white ceramic
- Succulent soil mix
- Pebbles (for smaller pots) or stones (for larger pots)
- Succulent plant food
- Assorted succulents, cactus, aloe plants, etc. in 2-inch pots
Once you’ve gathered your supplies, you’re ready to begin! First, lay the foundation of your garden with soil, filling the pot about halfway. Then start arranging each of your plants, digging them into the soil a bit and filling in additional soil to hold it in place. Note that if you’re not happy with the layout, you can always shift things around easily!
As you fill your pot with more plants and dirt (almost to the top), you’ll be on the homestretch! The last step in the process is filling the entire pot with stones/pebbles to cover the dirt. And then you’re done! It’s really that easy.
As far as maintenance go, succulents actually don’t like a lot of water. In fact, you only really need to give a little spritz of water and succulent food every 2 weeks or so!
I think I can confidently say that I’ve found my new DIY obsession. Who knew that making a succulent garden was so easy?! It’s a pretty calming activity too. Look out adult coloring books – there’s a new stress-relieving player in town!
Have you ever made a succulent garden?