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How to DIY a Terrarium

Photos by Hannah Woosley


Making a terrarium is easy, inexpensive and the perfect touch to any room! You will need five items to make the terrarium:


  • Glass jar
  • Three to four fake succulents depending on jar size
  • Sand
  • Rocks
  • Fake moss


I found my glass jar at my local Peddler’s Mall for only $2; white sand, rocks and fake moss each for $1 at Dollar Tree; and fake succulents at Walmart ranging in price from $2 to $2.50. There are plenty of other places to find cheap materials for this project, but these were the most convenient for me!


Step One: Fill the glass jar with as much sand as you want. For my jar, I used the entire bag of sand I purchased.


Step Two: Create a layer of rocks on top of the sand. For my jar, I have two layers of rocks.


Step Three: Line a thin layer of moss on top of the rocks.


Step Four: Add succulents! My jar fit three, so fill yours to your desire. 

Hannah Woosley is a senior at the University of Kentucky majoring in print journalism and minoring in history. She is a staff writer and co-editor for Her Campus UK. She is also a columnist and assistant opinions editor for UK’s student-run school newspaper, The Kentucky Kernel. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors hiking, swimming and practicing yoga. She adores animals and has two, six-year-old cats. You can catch Hannah writing an article, watching her favorite shows on Netflix, drinking an iced coffee or enjoying some time outdoors.
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