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DIY: Cacti Terrarium

I’ve been pinning these little mini terrariums for ages and when my friend and cousin-in-law Lisette asked me if I wanted to make some together, I immediately said yes! So last saturday, before we had a pizza and wine party, we went to a garden shop and bought everything we needed!

What we used:

  • A glass vase or container with a large opening
  • Cacti and succulents in different sizes
  • Cactus mix soil
  • Gravel
  • Moss
  • Tweezers (trust me, those babies sting!)
  • Handgloves


  1. Pick out succulents that you would like to use in your terrarium.
  2. Select a glass container. Remember to choose a container with a wide opening to prevent accumulation of moisture.
  3. Place a 2-inch layer of gravel on the bottom of container; this provides drainage.
  4. Place a layer of cactus mix soil, a fast-draining soil that retains little moisture.
  5. Place the plants you’ve picked out in the soil and make sure they’re secure.
  6. Add accents or garden ornaments, such as little stone mushrooms; birds figurines and snails; large river rocks, you name it.

If you’re going to try to make one yourself, I’m super curious how yours looks! Tag me on Instagram: @daintydream and use the hashtag #daintydream so I can see!

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