DIY Mini Terrarium for Succulents Yourself

I have a great passion for succulents, there are so many species here. The pretty plants don’t need much care. They like it bright and warm and also need very little water. The ideal plant for those who do not want to or cannot water every day. They like to enjoy the sun protected by the mini terrarium. So that your succulents are doing well in the jar and you can enjoy them in the long term, the layering of succulent soil and substrate is important.

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What you need for your mini terrarium for succulents:

  • Succulents
  • Glass
  • Succulent soil
  • Substrate / hydroponic balls (I mixed both)
  • Gravel optional
  • spoon
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Planting a terrarium for succulents made easy:

Take your glass to hand and use a spoon to fill it with 3 cm of substrate and / or hydroponic balls. They ensure that moisture is well drained and that the succulents do not have waterlogging.

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Then add a few centimeters of succulent soil, you can really find this soil in every hardware store from different manufacturers. Then it is the turn of the succulent plants. For the decoration I added a little fine gravel, it’s a matter of taste.

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I think the terrarium with succulents is really pretty. Whether as a decoration or as a gift, this quick plant DIY is a real eye-catcher!

It is also a nice gift idea for Mother’s Day that lasts longer than any cut flower bouquet.

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DIY: Make Your Own Mini Succulent Garden

A succulent mini garden is perfect if you don’t have a green thumb but need a little life in the house. Because these green plants not only look pretty, modern and somehow minimalist – they are also not particularly demanding in terms of care. I will show you how you can make a succulent mini garden for your living room or your workplace yourself.

You can plant your mini succulents in a jar or you can use a beautiful ceramic pot for it, it’s a matter of taste. Decorating with succulents is super easy and really quick. You don’t need a lot for it.

Equipment

  • A bowl (made of glass or ceramic)
  • Pebbles
  • Succulent soil
  • Mini succulents, depending on the size of your bowl, 5-6 pieces can look very pretty
  • Possibly succulent fertilizer
  • Accessories

Instructions

And this is how you make your own mini succulent garden:

  1. As the first layer, you have to fill a few pebbles in your glass bowl or ceramic pot. They later help to ensure that the potting soil is not permanently wet and that the plants do not start to rot. The water can run off a little through the stones.
  1. Then you fill up the potting soil. Cactus soil has proven itself for succulents, as it is somewhat coarser than normal potting soil and therefore also allows the water to drain off better. Succulents like it too dry rather than too wet (and that’s why they are so easy to care for!).
  1. Now you have to see how you want to arrange your mini succulents. Since I chose a bowl that is a little higher at the back, I also used the higher plants at the back. Just give it a try and when you’ve made up your mind, it’s time to plant.

Simply make small hollows with your hands in which to plant the succulents. If you like it so much, fill in so much soil that the plants “sit-in” correctly and at ground level.

Now you can decorate your mini succulent garden with the remaining pebbles. In the pictures, you can see how I made a small rim in the glass. In the meantime, I have poured the pebbles all over the world, which I like much better.

Don’t forget to water the plants now.

Your self-made DIY mini succulent garden is ready! That went really fast, didn’t it? Most of the time is probably spent deciding on suitable plants in the flower shop.

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Mini Vases for Succulents

Modeling clay simply remains one of my favorite materials! You can do so many beautiful things with it. The DIY mini vases for succulents and cacti are brand new to my collection.

mini vases for succulents

Grab some modeling clay and roll it out about 5mm thick. Then use a glass to cut a circle per vase. Measure the circumference so you know how long to roll out the side wall for the vase. For me it was 22 cm.

mini vases for succulents

Place the circles on a grid to dry and roll out the modeling clay again. This time you need one rectangle per vase. It is important that the long side corresponds to the circumference of the circle or is one centimeter longer so that you can glue the ends well afterwards. Roll out the mass again approx. 5 mm thick and then cut it to the desired size with a knife and the ruler. I deliberately cut the upper edges a little wavy so that the vases get an organic shape.

Then it’s time to decorate: I pressed one vase in again and again with the end of a pencil, and drew light waves on the other with a knife.

mini vases for succulents

mini vases for succulents

When you’re done, you put the side wall around the circle and glue everything well. The best thing to do is to use a bowl of water and moisten the edges of the modeling clay with your fingers. Some paper in the vase can help keep it stable until it dries. If necessary, work on the pattern at the transition and the edges and then let the vase dry.

mini vases for succulents

After a few days it is completely dry and you can paint the inside with a water-repellent paint. Just put the cacti and succulents in a potty and take them out of the vase to water!

A packet of modeling clay (500 grams) is enough for two vases the size shown in the photos.

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Smiling DIY Succulent Planters

Make your succulents stand out with these adorable Smiling DIY Succulent Planters. Easy to make and fun to display, these planters make fun gifts. I just love to give succulents as a gift. These fun little plants are easy to take care of, but do need lots of sunlight. The great news is, artificial succulents look a lot like the real deal and require no maintenance at all.

What You’ll Need

Makes up to 12 Succulent Planters

  • DIY Square Flower Pots
  • DIY Ceramic Tea Cup Planters
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Markers
  • Sponge Paintbrush
  • Natural Moss
  • Faux Succulents

STEP 1

Using a sponge paint brush and the white acrylic paint, paint the planter completely and let dry. I started out with the cute tea cup planter first.

STEP 2

With another sponge paint brush, apply the gold acrylic paint on the plate for the tea cup.

STEP 3

Once the paint has dried on the planter, you are ready to draw the smiling face. I loved keeping it simple and doing these closed eyes with lashes. Using the Paint Marker in black made this part so easy. They also dry quickly, which is a bonus in my book.

STEP 4

Measure out some floral foam and cut it to fit your planter. Then begin to place your succulents into the foam.

STEP 5

Take your moss and place it around and in between the succulents to cover any floral foam that may be showing.

STEP 6

Stand back and admire your work.

STEP 7

Here’s a peek at the different smiling faces that I did on the succulent planters. I think they turned out really cute and look fun on this shelf I have in my sitting room.

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DIY Concrete Lamp Without Pouring

I actually wanted to cast a concrete lampshade a long time ago. The problem with the implementation, however, is that it also has to be very stable and at the same time the weight must not be too heavy for assembly. But I’ve now also found the best solution for this. A concrete lamp without having to pour the concrete!

DIY concrete lamp without pouring

The solution to these problems can easily be found in the craft store. There is a concrete effect paste and matching concrete effect colors that are very light and with which you can achieve a great concrete effect.

Material for the concrete lamp

And so you create the concrete lamp

1. Clean the lampshade well beforehand and then apply the concrete paste in several layers one after the other. I applied the first layer with a wide brush. Later layers with a spatula.
2. Let the concrete dry out after one layer and then sand it a little smooth before you apply the second layer. Sand the last layer a little smoother. But you can also leave the lamp a little more rustic and coarse if you find this nicer.
3. So that the concrete effect gets more depth and looks more realistic, you then dab the dark and light concrete color here and there in different places on the lamp with the sponge. You can blur the whole thing as you find it most beautiful. Then let everything dry well again.
4. For an extra nice effect, I painted the inside of the lamp with copper paint. Depending on the color, you may need several layers of paint for this.

After drying, the lamp is ready to be hung.

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DIY: Wall Coat Rack

It’s high time to dig out the toolbox again! Today there is a DIY for making your own wardrobe rack.

Do you know the problems of too many scarves, too little space for bags or too little storage space for winter coats in summer and for summer things in winter? I just needed more cloakroom space. And after I came across these cute squirrel hangers in a shop, I couldn’t leave them lying around anyway. So let’s start with the tutorial make your own wardrobe rack. Without sawing and without danger.

What You Need

  • 5 nice hangers
  • 3 fastening hooks with small nails
  • 1 wooden board
  • Wood varnish
  • Paint roller
  • pencil
  • Screws for the hanger
  • Cordless screwdriver / screwdriver
  • 3 dowels and matching screws

First of all, of course, you have to find nice hangers:

There are really many furniture stores or flea market stalls where you can get beautiful wall hooks.

Then you just go to the hardware store and buy a simple, untreated, light-colored wooden board. Mine was 15cm x 70cm.

I used a light blue, non-glossy wood varnish for coloring. Carefully and neatly apply a layer of paint with a paint roller. I only left it with one layer so that the structure of the wood still shines through nicely. You can of course also dye it opaque. If you don’t have untreated wood, you should degrease it first and smoothen it well with sandpaper before painting the board. Let the board dry for a few hours to a day. Depending on how many layers of paint you apply.

Then the positions for the coat hooks on the front are determined and marked with a pencil. Then immediately determine the position of the fastening hooks on the back. Be careful that they are invisible after hanging, but rather disappear behind the board.

And now you can attach the hooks on the back. Then screw the hangers on the front.

Your own self-made, individual wall coat rack is ready!

Don’t screw yourself up in your leg!

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