The Terrarium - 5 Simple Steps

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I am always on the search to find new ways to enjoy time with my little ones. With summer quickly approaching one way we decided to spruce up our home is by making our very own terrarium! Making terrariums is a simple and easy way to add a beautiful piece to your home; plus, it’s a perfect opportunity to have fun with the family!

Here is what you are going to need:

  • Succulent Soil Mix

Hoffman Cactus & Succulent Soil Mix (Our favorite because it’s organic!)

  • Exotic Pebbles

  • White Accent Stones


  • Charcoal Powder

Black Gold Activated Charcoal Powder  

We prefer to individually source each product and really get the look we are going for but, if you prefer an easier approach, many companies sell terrarium kits. Here are some we came across and liked:

Terrarium Kits


Now here are the 5 Simple Steps!

Step 1: Place the charcoal powder into the terrarium bowl until the bottom of the glass is covered and distributed evenly. Warning: Charcoal Powder STAINS fabric!

Step 2: Place a layer of pebbles directly on top of the charcoal powder. This will create drainage opportunity when watering.

“We like black pebbles because they blend in with the charcoal layer and the soil beautifully..but you can use whatever color you may prefer!”

Step 3: Distribute the soil mix between the pebbles until an even layer has formed at the surface of the bowl.

Step 4: Place the desired succulents into the bowl. Make sure you combine the succulents soil, and the layer of soil well enough that it holds a firm grip!

Step 5: Lastly, add one final layer of white accent pebbles (you can even use sand, black pebbles for a sleeker look, or whatever other color you prefer) between the plants. Make sure to be creative and have fun with it!


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