Simplicity is key this holiday season because who has time to for any elaborate DIYs? This year, instead of bringing a bottle of wine (or in addition) to a holiday party, give the host or hostess something that he or she will remember you by throughout the year.
My favorite plants are succulents because they’re low-maintenance and oh so pretty. Succulents come in all different colors, shapes and sizes. They also make beautiful centerpieces.
What you will need to make one succulent terrarium:
– a bag of rocks (I bought mine for $1 at the local Dollar Store, but you can always find “authentic” rocks if you just look down when you walk)
– a glass container such as a round globe vase, a deep bowl, or vase with a large opening (thrift store or Dollar Store finds work perfectly)
– cactus and succulent soil mix (between $5-10 at Lowes or OSH)
– 3 to 4 mini succulent plants
– optional: moss, mainly for looks
Make your own succulent terrarium in under five minutes!
Gently place a layer of rocks at the bottom of the glass bowl. The rocks will help provide drainage for the plants.
Cover rocks with a half-inch layer of cactus/succulent soil.
Place succulent roots in soil, arranging them until you’re satisfied with the look. Cover the roots with soil. Optional: Add additional rocks or pebbles to the top, or cover soil with moss (this is all for aesthetics so it’s your preference).
Care Tips for Succulent Terrariums:
– place the terrarium in partial sunlight
– water the terrarium every two weeks using a spray bottle (you don’t want to over-water them; better to under-water them if anything!)
– if any of the leaves fall off, you can propagate succulents from leaves to grow new plants (how-to instructions found here). HOW COOL!