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.
- 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
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.
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!