How to make a Succulent Terrarium garden

My Son and I wanted to make a special gift for Father’s Day and we experimented to create a mini garden and in today’s post, I’m sharing with you ‘How to make a Succulent Terrarium garden’.

What you need:

  • Clear glass container.
  • Rocks (tiny ones, depending on the size of container)
  • Charcoal to filter the water and help prevent growth of fungi
  • Potting Soil
  • Succulent (that aren’t going to grow too big for the container)


  • Sand or Moss
  • Pebbles
  • Fun decor

Start with a layer of rocks at the bottom of your container. These will help the soil drainage, so the roots of your plants won’t get water-logged.

Add a layer of charcoal

Now layer the container with potting soil and plant the succulents. Arrange them to look nice. Pat down the soil so they don’t get uprooted easily.

Add a layer of fine sand or moss and embellish with decorative pebbles, shells, or fun decor to make your terrarium look like a little garden world.

We used pebbles and buttons to make it a Fairy Garden!

How to make a Succulent Terrarium garden

Water the plants just adequately and  place your terrarium garden in indirect light.


This Father’s Day, make your Dad a terrarium garden that he can use as a table centerpiece or simply to brighten up his house or office.

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7 thoughts on “How to make a Succulent Terrarium garden

  1. These are so pretty, Ann. You’ll see succulents in windows all over Spain, especially in the pueblos. They’re believed to protect the house from lightning, but they’re also able to withstand a great deal of neglect, which is good for those who only visit the pueblo for a few months a year. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg. Can’t wait to see your next project 🙂

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    1. Thank you Lydia! I’ve heard and seen in pictures that Spain is a beautiful country. Someday I hope to make a family vacation to Spain. Thank-you so much for kind comments, they motivate me to be my creatively crafty best 🙂

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