This very easy and quick 5 minute faux succulent terrarium craft is the perfect decorating piece! The best thing about it? It looks expensive and not at all hand made. So get some fake succulents and lets get started! Read on to see the full tutorial.
Hello all of you lovely readers of Pastels and Macarons! This is Jelica from the blog A Pretty Fix where I share affordable style, crafts and DIY options for the modern, eclectic home. Today, I’m popping in to share this easy-breezy, 5-minute faux succulent terrarium that’ll add a fresh and stylish touch to any part of your home.
This craft was incredibly simple to make. It came together in no time using ‘leftovers’ from a previous home project. If you are a crafter or DIY’er, then you probably know what I mean. My craft area of the basement is a storehouse of items left over from other DIY’s, including misshapen felt, bits of yarn, half-used glue sticks, partially cut craft paper, rags of dried paint, and…well, you get the idea. And then there are those ‘mystery’ piles that have yet to be sorted 😉 Some bits remain there for weeks; others for several months. You just never know when that next craft inspiration will come 🙂
In the case of this succulent terrarium, the leftovers – faux succulents – barely hit the floor before I knew precisely what I’d be using them for next. And it came together in a flash!
So, if quick and easy is your thing, then you will love today’s tutorial!
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How to make this easy succulent terrarium
To get the right heights of your stems, hold them against the container and then lay on a flat surface and cut each stem.
Make sure to design your floral arrangement in advance. This will enable you to determine the various lengths of each stem.
Add your first layer of sand. Once added, shake the container back and forth to allow the sand to settle, creating a flat surface.
Unlike the first layer, you will not want to shake the container. Otherwise, you might run the risk of mixing the two shades of sand. Simply spread the sand with a spoon. If it still appears uneven, very softly shake the container for the last bits to settle.
Now it’s time to add the succulents, one at a time, by pushing each stem into the sand.
Be careful not to move things around too much. You want to maintain that layered look you’ve created with the sand.
Now you can add this stunning 5-minute faux succulent terrarium to your space.
Integrate it into your current decor or make it a centrepiece for any of your arrangements around the home.
You can add this faux succulent terrarium to just about any area in your home, including:
- On a coffee table
- On a dining room table
- On a buffet or console
- On a side table
- On a kitchen island
- On an outdoor bistro or coffee table
- On the bathroom sink or toilet tank
- On open shelving or bookcase display
The sky’s the limit with a pretty craft like this one. Indoors or out, this simple 5-minute faux succulent terrarium will add a touch of beauty and life into your space – even if you have a black thumb 😉
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