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Simple Succulents Terrarium

Simple Succulents Terrarium

Simple Faux Succulents Terrarium made from Dollar Store items.

Succulents Terrarium- dollar store crafts

Do you have a green thumb? No worries if you don’t. This beautiful succulents terrarium is incredibly simple to make, and budget friendly. In fact, you should be able to find most of what you need at your local dollar store.

I need to let you in on a little secret. These succulents aren’t real. Don’t they look amazing?!

This succulent terrarium requires no care, making it the perfect plant or centerpiece for someone who likes to travel or someone who lives a very busy lifestyle. ¬†You totally don’t need to have a green thumb for this project. Now, if you do have time to take care of a houseplant, check out this lovely indoor succulent garden.

Simple Succulents Terrarium

Supplies needed:
Large glass jar
Black sand
White gravel
Craft moss
Assorted faux succulents

As mentioned, all of these supplies for these dollar store crafts can be found at your local Dollar Tree store. Choose from a variety of succulents in various colors and shapes, as well as various sand and gravel varieties.


1. Begin by creating a layer using the white gravel. A one inch layer works well, but you can add or
subtract the amount of gravel you use according to the size of your container.

Succulents Terrarium- dollar store crafts- adding the sand

2. Next, add a layer of black sand. It will trickle through the gravel slightly so you will need to add generously so see it layer.

3. Create the top coat by adding a layer of faux moss. You can add as little or as much as you would like, creating an even coat or one that is more natural and lumpy.

Succulents Terrarium- adding succulents

4. Now comes the fun part, adding your succulents! The amount you add will again depend on the size of the container you are using. You can cut down the stems if you wish, or pres them directly through the moss and into the container. Pack them in closely into a nice bundle.

Your succulents terrarium is now ready to be displayed. The best part is it requires no water or sun and can be displayed anywhere without fuss!

Succulents Terrarium- dollar store crafts on display

If you enjoyed this project, you might also like these painted flower pots or kitchen herb garden!

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View Comments (3)
  • I like succulents because they are so pretty and don’t need much water. That’s important here in CA. Thanks for sharing your beautiful terrarium!

  • I would have never guessed those succulents weren’t real. They are very pretty and I love this idea! Thanks for sharing.

  • My daughter and I would love to create these goreous Simple Succulents in a terrarium. These plants would be easy for her to grow!

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