Monday, May 9, 2011

Crafternoon Delight

Looking for something to do? Here is a project that you can start and finish in just an afternoon. I originally made this tutorial for Wild Olive.

Simple Succulent Terrarium Tutorial!


* Clear Glass container
* Rocks
* Dirt
* Sand/fine gravel
* Succulent

You can find most of these supplies at a dollar store. Walmart has some nice gravely sand with color and texture similar to a beach, for around $3 a bag. I buy my succulents at Home Depot. Individual ones only cost $2, so you can make one of these for under $10. Let’s get started!

If you can’t do it outside, make sure you lay down some paper for easy clean up. Now it is time to layer your supplies. I bought 2 different sizes of rocks, so I started by putting a few large ones along the bottom,

and then a layer of the smaller ones.

At this point you should set your succulent in the container to determine the placement of your succulent so you can adjust your layers accordingly. Make sure that the roots have enough soil to cover them, but they don’t really need much since succulents thrive in a hot, dry environment.

Finally, you top it off with a layer of sand. You can put a few rocks on top for interest, or even a plastic animal or gnome.

Have fun making it your own!

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