DIY: Make your own Terrarium

This is for all of you who say you cannot grow anything but are desperate for a little garden. These little terrariums can be as big or as small as you want. The succulents you chose are all your choice – try keep them as small as you can as they will grow and grow. All plants use carbon dioxide for food to make oxygen so by having a little garden indoors you are cleaning the air and providing more oxygen. Here is a little tutorial on how to make your own Zen garden.

What you need?

  • A Bowl or Vessel to make your Terrarium in (This one is actually a tea light holder from Loads of Living)
  • Small Gravel
  • Potting Soil
  • Beach Sand
  • Small succulents
  • Decorative stones (optional)

Terrarium DIY step-by-step instructions

  1. Place a layer of the small gravel into the bowl.

2. Mix 1/3 potting soil and 1/3 sand in a separate bowl.

3. Place half the soil mixture onto the gravel.

4. Place the succulents in their position, add the rest of the soil around the succulents – compressing down slightly to secure the plants in their place.

5. Sprinkle some gravel around the succulents *this is optional – you can add beach sand or leave it as is.

More about Lauren

A romantic through and through, I see beauty in everyday things and love to draw inspiration from everything I am surrounded by. I live in JHB but travel to Cape Town often. Comfortable in both urban and outdoor environments - I take a natural, fun spontaneous approach to capturing life events.