A cute DIY Cactus Glass Terrarium

A cute DIY Cactus Glass Terrarium

I’ve been lusting over some glass terrariums from Pinterest and Oliver Bonas for ages! After some searching I found a rose gold glass terrarium from Amazon and as it arrived this week, I obviously had to do a little DIY and why not share it with you guys.

All you need is some turf (preferably some cactus turf), stones, a cute little cactus and a glass terrarium. Now there are so many different glass terrariums out there, I just happen to love the geometric designs and some rose gold should be in there too (you can find mine here).

In 3 steps to your own Cactus glass terrarium

First you put some stones on the bottom of your terrarium. Then add the turf but make sure to push it to the side (walls) so you can plant your cactus in the middle. Add the cactus and some more turf. Press everything down very well, so it’s secure. I put some more stones at the top to give it a cool look but this is totally optional.

It can get a bit messy so just be aware and use a working space where it doesn’t matter when you get turf everywhere. This DIY project took me literally like 10 min and I was done. Now I wanna get some more terrariums and grow my cactus family even larger.

I love how my little DIY Cactus Terrarium turned out! It looks cute and you can never go wrong with some rose gold details. My cactus is now sitting on my desk, where it’s sunny and it’s always in my field of view.

 Hope you liked my DIY project, it’s something different to what I have been posting on this blog but it was just to good not to share. Let me know what you thought of it and are you a cactus lover too?

Have a lovely day, xx

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  1. February 15, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    I love how it’s turned out!! So pretty!! I have one from Oliver Bonas but it’s got a little door that opens on a side and even thought I’ve made it into a terrarium before it’s such a pain to open & water that I turned it into a lantern instead haha! It’s definitely important to consider the shape of it! Right now I’m dreaming about one of those HUUUUGE ones off Pinterest – the ones that look like an actual cupboard haha x

    • February 15, 2017 / 4:52 pm

      Oh well than I’m glad I didn’t get the Oliver Bonas one ;). Me too, Pinterest has the dreamiest terrariums and if I had a my own flat I definitely would try to get one !! xx

  2. February 15, 2017 / 1:56 pm

    This is the cutest thing! I love it, so easy to do and it looks so much more expensive and luxury! Pretty sure my cat would ruin it within 5 minutes, but I still think I’m gonna give it a go!
    Also, your blog is GORGEOUS! I love it, am now following on bloglovin as well 🙂

    • February 15, 2017 / 4:50 pm

      Thanks so much girl! Oh well if you find a place where it’s save you definitely have to try it out ;). xx

  3. February 15, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    OMG HOW CUTE ARE THESE!!! I have been wanting to make one of these for such a long time! I just need to jump into it and do it! I live in Arizona so it definitely wont be hard to find cacti as i could literally just go outside my front door and find one haha 🙂

    • February 15, 2017 / 8:49 pm

      Just do it! I’ve been going back and forth for ages and now that I done it I wish I had done it much earlier!xx

  4. February 15, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    I am so in LOVE with this!! So cute and i have been wanting something like this for my office. thx for sharing!!

    • February 15, 2017 / 8:50 pm

      You’re welcome :). It’s such a nice way to decorate your home and doesn’t need much. xx

    • February 15, 2017 / 8:51 pm

      Thanks Sophie. I love looking at it and I might have to do some more ones ;). xx

  5. February 15, 2017 / 10:17 pm

    That is so super cute!!!!! I love it and want something that’s as similar like that!! You did an amazing job beautiful x

    • February 15, 2017 / 10:28 pm

      Thanks so much Susana! I can’t stop looking at it :). Love your comments their always so sweet. xx

  6. February 15, 2017 / 11:11 pm

    This looks so lovely and I can’t believe how easy it is. I was looking at these and getting all terrarium obsessed in West Elm the other day. I have a couple cacti that need a shared living space so need to get some turf and try this. Thanks for the tip on putting pebbles at the bottom too. 🙂

    • February 16, 2017 / 9:13 am

      Thanks and you’re welcome 😉. I know how you feel I can’t see past a terrarium and not instantly plan what I would do with it 😉. xx

    • February 16, 2017 / 1:52 pm

      Thanks Michaela. Hope you’re having as much fun doing it as I did. xx

  7. March 10, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    This turned out looking so professional! My cacti are currently living in an old bowl haha Maybe it’s time they got a life upgrade!

    Love, Sophia

    • March 11, 2017 / 11:01 am

      Thanks Sophia. Go and do it, I had so much fun creating this terrarium! xx

    • April 10, 2017 / 10:25 am

      Thanks. I love doing some DIY’s to glam up my succulents. xx

  8. alwataniya.iq
    July 13, 2017 / 6:17 am

    This looks so fun why haven’t I done one yet DIY Build Your Own Terrarium DIY Terrarium Garden–I got two awesome bowls that I’m turning into terrariums!

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