DIY Super Easy Terrarium

DIY Super Easy Terrarium

Terrariums are one of my favourite DIY’s because they’re so EASY to make, require little maintenance and materials are so easy to find!

For starters, you can browse through gumtree or Facebook marketplace to find succulents, pebbles and vases. I sourced my succulents from a local off Gumtree, the sand was taken from a desert from when we used to live in Perth. The Vase is an Ikea leftover from Eid decorations, and both pebbles,  potting soil and charcoal were from Bunnings. 


What you need:

  • Activated Charcoal for filtration
  • Potting Soil for succulents
  • Pebbles for drainage
  • Sand, Moss & Shells to decorate (optional)
  • Succulents
  • Glass Vase/Bowl/Jar etc


How To Make:


1. Fill the base of vase with charcoal.        

2. Place pebbles around the edge of vase.

3. Fill vase half way with soil.


4. {Optional}  If you want to add some colour and texture you can do this now. I added sand.

Then top it off with soil.

5. Plant your succulents. Decorate with moss, pebbles and shells. I would have loved some moss, but unfortunately I couldn’t find fresh ones from our garden!


  • Succulents are low maintenance plants so don’t overwater them. Spray the lightly so the soil is wet to touch {but not soaked}.
  • Bright light is best! Try to avoid direct sunlight for longer periods of time.
  • I ended up adding some fresh moss which I got from the rainforest. It makes the terrarium look so much brighter!


Would love to see your terrariums, please do share them with us! Remember to support your community by sourcing products from locals (if possible).

Zed + Q

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