How to make your own Cactus & Succulent Terrarium

I love cacti and succulents and as my ever growing collection took up so much space I decided to do another Cactus & Succulent Terrarium. You will see it’s dead easy and done in no time! The cool thing is you can use whatever cacti and succulents you want and even vary with your glass terrariums. Let your creativity free and let’s make our own Cactus & Succulent Terrarium.

Cactus & Succulent Terrarium

All you need is some turf (I opted for a special one tailored to cactus and succulents), a glass bowl or container, some stones and of course your plants! 

So let’s start with making your own Cactus & Succulent Terrarium. Add some turf o your glass bowl. I filled about one-third of my bowl with it. Then take your cacti and succulents and place them (still in their containers) in your bowl. This way you can move them around and rearrange them until your happy with how it looks.

Now it’s time to get digging. Make your first hole (you can use your fingers or like me resort to a spoon). Then gently remove the plastic cup from your succulent and place it (the plant) in your hole. Cove any empty space with some additional turf and move on to placing your next cactus. Repeat this steps until you planted all your greens.

How to make your own Cactus & Succulent Terrarium

How to make your own Cactus & Succulent Terrarium

Before we move on to the last step, water your plants. Attention: Don’t drown them! Cacti don’t like to much water. So be considerate and just add some to help you set those succulents in the turf.

The last step is to add your stones. Now you can go all crazy and make some patterns with different coloured stones or keep it simple and classy like me with the white ones. And… you’re done!

Yay – just look at my terrarium. I’m totally in love with it! Adding that pink cactus was such a good idea. It just brings it all together in my opinion and doesn’t it just look right adorable?! I find that cactus and succulent terrariums are not just a really nice addition to anyone’s flat/house etc. but they make some great gifts too! They don’t take up a lot of time and you can give someone something you did yourself. Already know who you’ll be gifting this next time you need something or for Christmas (as it’s not long now)?

PS: I did a small Cactus Terrarium a few month ago if you wanna check that out too.

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35 responses to “How to make your own Cactus & Succulent Terrarium”

  1. Luis says:

    looks really nice! for me the eternal challenge is knowing how often and how much to water a plant 🙂 any idea how much is too much for this cactus?

  2. Sophie says:

    This is so cool! I’ve always wanted to make one!

  3. Chloe says:

    This looks so pretty! I think it would make a lovely gift!xx

  4. corinne & kirsty says:

    It is such a great idea! I always have cacti in my room but in separate pots. Having them all in a terrarium would be so great! Love the idea really! so cute and so instagrammable! And I have spotted some pretty terrariums at M&S and UO! xx corinne

  5. These look super cute, and I am absolutely obsessed with cactuses! I currently only have one in my bedroom, but I hope that the next trip to Ikea I have, I’ll pick some more up! ?

  6. Hanney says:

    These look great and so simple to make! Thanks for sharing! xo

    Hanney |

  7. Dominique lennon says:

    I love this! I need inspiration in pitting mind

  8. Katie Henry says:

    This looks amazing! I love cacti and really want more to brighten the house. Thanks for sharing x

    • Lea says:

      Thank you Katie. I too love me some plants around the house. Makes everything just seem brighter and lighter. xx

  9. Olivia says:

    I love terrariums so much! I have one on my bedside table and I am so tempted to make another one after seeing how beautiful yours is!
    -Olivia Xxx

  10. Sophie says:

    I don’t know if I’d have the patience to do this but you’ve made it look so beautiful!

  11. Chloe says:

    Hi, OI love the displays that you have created my poor cactus often gets neglected but I shall use your post as inspiration to get a few more.

    • Lea says:

      Thanks, I’m really happy with how they turned out and it makes looking after them so much easier when they’re all in one pot. xx

  12. Rachael says:

    Oh my goodness that is the cutest thing and you’re so right it looks so easy to make! I’ve just moved into my house and one of those would look gorgeous so I’ll definitely be giving it a go!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

  13. Ellie says:

    These are so cool!! I’ve been desperate for a terrarium but tbh I’ve never thought of making my own! Looks like I might have to nip to IKEA and get all the supplies


    • Lea says:

      That was me first too, then I thought oh well I’ll do my own one. It’s cheaper and you^ll have a fun activity too. xx

  14. Alice says:

    These are soo adorable and creative, I absolutely love cacti but I bought some a few months back and managed to kill them somehow haha! One of these terrariums would look so gorgeous on a windowsill!
    Alice Xx

    • Lea says:

      Oh I have killed some too but now I stick to my schedule and only water them every second week. Mine is sitting on a windowsill actually ;). xx

  15. This is so cute and such a fun thing to do and make. Would be so good to make and give as a present actually (just need a way to pack it) thanks for sharing!

    Jessica & James | /

  16. Rebecca says:

    Great idea! I planted a cactus in a tin can and it was so effective x.

  17. Shaine says:

    this is such a pretty idea! love everything about the post, and excited to create my own using your tips.

    xx shaine

  18. This is such a great idea! I’d love to get some cactus in the future and create something like this. It looks so easy to make too!