Terrarium mini gardens

How to bring a little bit of nature inside, a pop of color to the top of your desk and a little inspiration in your daily life? Terrarium succulents gardens. It’s really quite simple, and making them is almost as relaxing as looking at them afterwards.


  • Various sizes glass containers (Tall ones are from IKEA, round ones from Walmart)
  • Sand (what I used here is crushed shells from Walmart)
  • Rocks, glass pebbles
  • Assortment of succulent plants
  • (Assortment of fake plants)
  • Potting soil
  • Inspirational rocks or signs (I used engraved rocks from Amazon)
  • Gardening gloves
Start by a layer of sand (or crushed shells) at the bottom of your glass container. It adds visual interest to your garden and will insure the roots of your plants are not sitting in soggy soil and rotting, since there will be no drainage.
Add a layer of potting soil and arrange your plants whichever way you like. Try to alternate textures, colors and heights. You can also mix real plants and fake plants as I did in this fish bowl. (The red flower is fake.) Remember to wear thick gloves, or plastic coated ones when handling cactuses! 😉 (ask me why I feel the need to press that point!… >.<)
Add little rocks or pebbles at the edge of your planting.
Add one inspirational stone/sign. You can change this depending on your mood and what message you want to be reminded of. Your little garden is alive, so is its intention!… 😉

Place your little terrarium somewhere safe, where it won’t be knocked off by your zany cat, or attract your curious toddler… Remember that the plants will need light and to be watered every now and then…

Enjoy!… 🙂

Published by beeszengarden

Mom of 3. Reiki Master. QiGong student. Aromatherapist in training. Plants aficionado. Nature lover. Rocks collector. Curious Bookworm.

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