DIY Artificial Succulent Terrariums

How to Make Succulent Terrariums in Glass Jars

Before I get on with my DIY Artificial Succulent Terrariums tutorial, I HAVE to share a quote from one of my most favorite comedians ever!

“My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.” – Mitch Hedberg

Mitch Hedberg is the greatest, may he rest in peace.

Anyway, I’ve had these apothecary jars for years. I’ve used them for parties and such but for the past three years they have been displayed in my kitchen with fake fruit inside. Tired of looking at fake fruits, I decided to change them up a little.

I’ve noticed a lot of artificial succulent gardens at Home Goods, various small boutiques, and even at Nordstrom’s during Christmas. I thought they looked great and naturally thought, “shoot… I can make that for half the price” because I already had a lot of the supplies including my apothecary jars.

DIY Artificial Succulent Terrariums Video

Watch the full video tutorial and if you still have questions, scroll down and hopefully I have answered them. If not, leave a comment below!

Making the Terrariums

Time: 30 Minutes


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First, I started with the pebbles on the bottom. I purchased one container of white pebbles from Michael’s for 30% off. I used the entire container dividing it in three. Next, layer the two types of moss, Spanish moss and green moss. Both were purchased at Hobby Lobby.

Michael’s also has a sale right now on artificial succulents and air plants. I purchased a variety for the three jars. I’ve also purchased artificial succulents on Amazon, which I highly recommend. Lastly, arrange the succulents in a variety of heights and colors in each jar. I found that using an odd number, like three, works best visually. Be sure to check what it looks like from all sides.

That’s it! It turned out great. Their new home is my kitchen windowsill. Best of all, I don’t need to water them, rather just dust off the jars every once in a while!

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