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DIY Christmas Gift – Succulent Terrarium

I am a huge fan of Pinterest, but instead of just pinning things, I try to make the things I see! I had seen some small succulent terrariums on Pinterest, and decided that might just be something I could handle. Thanks to The Succulent Source, I was outfitted with a variety of succulents for some DIY Christmas gifts.

DIY Christmas Gift – Succulent Terrarium

I write about my DIY home renovation and projects on my blog, but rarely do I venture into making things for my friends and family. This Christmas I decided I would try to make something small for some of the people on my list. Of course, I needed to find something that would pique the interest of multiple people on my list. These succulent terrariums are easy to care for and easy to make. To make mine I used mason jars that I already had sitting around the house, cactus potting soil and a mix of small rocks. Most of the items to make these could be found at a dollar store if you do not already have them. I also plan to attach a small tag with care instructions for the plants.

DIY Christmas Gift - Succulent Terrarium

At The Succulent Source, you can find a beautiful variety of plants. Not having much experience with the plants, I was amazed at the variety of these cute little plants. Their versatility makes them even better because they do not require too much care. Mixing just a couple of the plants (I tried to do a short one with some color along with a taller one) in a small glass container provides color and texture. I even saw on The Succulent Source (and their new site, you can buy succulents for your wedding. You can use them in floral arrangements or as a wedding favor. What a unique way to bring something living into the décor at your wedding! They even have cute buckets you can purchase along with the plants for an even easier wedding favor.

DIY Christmas Gift - Succulent Terrarium

You can find succulents, cacti, and more at The Succulent Source website, and they have an etsy store (which had a ton of options for shapes, sizes, quantities, and more).

What’s your favorite DIY Christmas gift to give or receive?


Friday 3rd of January 2014

I really like this idea! I think my daughter would enjoy doing this with me


Saturday 7th of December 2013

That is so cool. We had some beautiful succulents and they were left out in the sudden frost. Bye Bye plants.


Saturday 7th of December 2013

What a great idea. Not only as gifts but also for home decorating. Thanks!

Shell Feis

Friday 6th of December 2013

My mom would LOVE to get that as a gift!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell

Thursday 5th of December 2013

I'm usually about the baked goods or crafts with my DIY, but I really like this twist of an idea. Awesome!

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