Thanks to the kick in the butt that is the Pinterest Challenge, I finally put together a succulent terrarium. I had purchased the container months ago at HomeGoods and it was just waiting for the right thing to go inside. I kept being drawn to the collections of succulents plastering Pinterest and I got sucked in. I'm a sucker for succulents.
I purchased the succulents for $3 a piece at the hardware store. My mom had river rocks (small and large) left over from past plants and willingly passed them on to me. Since I already had the container, the actual plants were the only cost.
First, I used layer of both small and large rocks to cover the bottom for drainage. One issue that I didn't anticipate is the small opening of the container. I could barely get the succulents in the opening, so maneuvering them into the right positions was a challenge. Once I placed them where I thought would look nice, I covered the entire surface in more of the small pebbles and strategically placed a couple large stones on top.
What was an empty vessel a few days ago is now a warm addition to any room.
I just hope my black thumb for houseplants can manage to keep them alive!
Did you do a project for the Pinterest Challenge: Summer Edition? Post your links in the comments, I'd love to check them out!!