Decorating with faux succulents looks just as pretty as the real ones!  Check out how I made this DIY faux succulent terrarium in just 5 minutes!

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Hello and welcome back to another month of Create with Me DIY Challenge!

I’m starting to really love this monthly challenge!  Having our readers pick a random craft supply to make something with really forces me to think outside the box.

The last couple months have been pretty difficult, especially last month’s DIY material – book pages!

But, this month you took it easy on us and picked succulents.  I originally thought about making a succulent wreath but decided to really take the easy way out with this challenge and do a DIY terrarium.

Now, if you’re like me, you have a really, really black thumb.  And it’s not because I don’t try, because I do!  For some reason, I kill all of my plants.

I’ve actually been on a pretty good “green thumb” streak at the moment.  Maybe that’s because I posted on Instagram about my favorite new plant.  Everyone told me “only water it once per week”.  Well, I had been watering once per day so it was only a matter of time before it died.  You guys are AWESOME!  My little plant is still alive now 🙂

I actually have a better streak going with succulents.  They are much easier to keep alive, because you can basically forget about them and they still live.

For this project, I still decided to go with faux succulents.  They’re just as pretty and require ZERO maintenance.

Half the project is picking the perfect terrarium.  I picked mine up at Michaels with a 40% off coupon.  Of course they don’t have it listed online.

But, I found a couple other terrariums that are just as cute!  Like those hanging lightbulbs (#13)!!!

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First, I used a knife to cut my foam block in half.  I couldn’t find a tiny foam blocks and didn’t want it to be TOO big in the bottom of the terrarium.  This step isn’t totally necessary, it’s a personal preference based on how you want it to look.

With my glue gun, I attached the moss to all sides of the foam block.

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Next, I removed each succulent from it’s pick/stem.  I put some hot glue on the tip of the succulent and pushed it into the foam block.

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And, that’s it!!  It may be a good idea to lay out your succulents first to see if you like the arrangement before bringing the hot glue gun into it.

This project did quite literally take 5 minutes to complete!

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The string of pearls is definitely my favorite type of succulent (faux or real).  I’ve been on the hunt for a real string of pearls plant to put on my farmhouse shelves in the dining room.  Until then, this cutie will do 🙂

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It was SO easy to make and I think really looks like something you could buy in the store.

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AND, check out what these other talented ladies came up with this month!!

5 Minute Faux Succulent Terrarium- Making Joy and Pretty Things

Hanging Succulent Planter- Our Crafty Mom

Creating Mini Succulent Arrangements- My Life from Home

DIY Faux Succulent Centerpiece- Two Purple Couches

Easy Succulent Art- Little Bits of Home

Succulent Tea Cup Planter- Knock if Off Kim

Wishing you a joyful day!

15 Comments

  1. Shawnna Griffin

    hey girl- great post! So cool!

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  2. Amy @ mylifefromhome

    It’s adorable! I love the gold terrarium and so many other great choices to pick from!

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  3. Emily

    Your terrarium turned out awesome and I can’t believe how easy it was for you to put together! Easy projects are my jam!

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  4. Michelle James

    I love this terrarium! The succulents look so pretty in it. The other terrariums you shared are so pretty too. I am obsessed with the hanging glass ones!

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  5. Lora

    Cute and simple — my kind of craft!! 🙂 Sharing!

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  6. Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins

    What a cute and easy project! I’ve been wanting to buy some real succulents but haven’t because I keep forgetting until I see one somewhere else besides the store, haha.

    Reply
  7. Jenny

    So Gorgeous, Its really looks stunning.. I love this amazing post…

    Reply

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