Apothecary Jar Terrarium

Here is an update on my latest DIY project. And actually NO I didn’t find this on pinterest! Although I am sure there are lots of great tutorials on there for terrariums. I got the inspiration from one of my daily blog reads Thrifty Decor Chic. Her blog is a great resource for home decor and design.

Apothecary Jar Terrarium HOW TO:

Supplies needed: Apothecary Jar (or mason jar would be cute too) small rocks, potting soil, and succulents of your choice (these are hen and chicks because that is all I could find)

Step 1: Layer the bottom the the jar with small rocks (this allows a little drainage for the soil)  I wish I would have put in more rocks so you could see them on the sides, the dirt pretty much filled in around mine.

Step 2: Fill the jar about 3/4 full of potting soil.  I ended up mostly using the soil that came with the plant, as it was already moist. 

Step 3: Take apart the pot of succulents, separating the roots of all separate plants, and arrange in the soil of the prepared jar.

Step 4: Press soil in around the succulents and spritz with water to get the dirt of edges and moisten plants.

And your DONE! These don’t need much water, once a week spritz should do it.  I keep the lid off about half the time so it can breath.

I was lucky enough to find this jar at a thrift store for $3.99, and already had rocks and potting soil. So I only spent about $9.00 total once I bought the succulents. I want to try some in bigger and smaller jars too. I think this is just the cutest way to add a little decor and get some green growing!

Someone else try it and let me know how yours turns out!


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