Up-cycled Glass Terrarium

© Eclectically K & L 2018

I was inspired by the Magnolia Blog link in last weeks Friday Fun post (if you haven’t read it, check it out!) and thought I would make a fake succulent up-cycled terrarium. I have had this glass container sitting in my kitchen for over a year now. My son was trying to help make pancakes by getting the flour out, which was kept in the jar with a glass top. Accidents happen and the top was shattered. After replacing the flour jar, I decided to keep this one because lets be honest….I am obsessed with up-cycling ANYTHING! Check out the project below.

© Eclectically K & L 2018


  • Glass Container (Jar, Fish Bowl, Ect)
  • Sand (My sand came from the local beach but, you can buy it too)
  • Plastic Succulents
  • Accessories (I used Amethyst, found: a Shell, a Rock, a Stick)
  • Paint Brush

Step 1: Fill the glass container about a third of the way with dry sand

© Eclectically K & L 2018

Step 2: Push the plastic succulents into the middle of the sand.

Step 3: Now you get to be creative! I used different objects that I found around the house. The rock is from a walk and the shell is from a vacation in Grand Cayman. I found the amethyst in a little shop in Frederick, MD. You can use a plastic dinosaur, fair garden accessories, and more.

© Eclectically K & L 2018

Step 4: The last step is to use a dry paint brush and sweep off any sand that is stuck on the sides of the glass container. Then brush any finger prints out of the sand.

I used to live in Southern California where succulents thrive but, here in Maryland, I have a lot of trouble growing them. This is a great way to decorate with these beautiful plants and not have to worry about keeping them alive!

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Hi I'm Lisa, I am a pinterest obsessed DIYer who loves all things blue. I am excited to share the things I love: home decor projects, recipes, and crafts while being as environmentally and health conscience as I can. I hope that you enjoy these little pleasures in life as much as I do.

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