5 Minute Succulent Fake Terrarium

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

If you can’t keep plants alive or don’t have the time to maintain real plants make a fake terrarium with succulents. A fake terrarium has all the benefits without any of the hassles!

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 of months have been pretty tricky, 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 Fake terrarium.

Why DIY a Fake 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.

A fake terrarium using faux succulents from micheals is an easy quick way to make decor that cannot die and looks great on a shelf

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 daily, so it was only a matter of time before it died.  You guys are AWESOME!  My little plant is still alive now 🙂 I learned a lot when I finally started doing some research, so learn how to care for a philodendron here!

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.

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Supplies for Fake Terrarium

Supplies for a fake terrarium that takes a little as 5 minutes to put together and ads a plant feel to a room

Step 1. Cut Foam and Moss for Fake Terrarium

First, I used a knife to cut my foam block in half.  I couldn’t find tiny foam blocks and didn’t want them 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.

Faux moss succulents from michaels coupled with moss can be made into multiple arrangements

Step 2. Hot Glue Fake Succulents in Terrarium

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

Faux succulents and fake plants make a great terrarium project that you can hang up or place on a shelf

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.

Step 3. Decorate!

This project did quite literally take 5 minutes to complete!

This beautiful fake terrarium made with fake plants looks amazing on a rustic shelf with faux succulents from michaels

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 🙂

Close up of terrarium with fake plants that could easily be hung up or placed on a shelf in multiple arrangments
Faux succulents from micheals are a great way to ad floral notes to decor that are fake and stay alive

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

If you are looking for a tutorial on a fake terrarium that you can hang or arrange on a shelf this plan is easy and fast

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

Other projects done for the create with me challenge using succulents and other decor

5 Minute Faux Succulent Terrarium- Making Joy and Pretty Things (that’s me!)

Hanging Succulent Planter- Our Crafty Mom

Creating Mini Succulent Arrangements- My Life from Home

Easy Succulent Art- Little Bits of Home

Succulent Tea Cup Planter- Knock if Off Kim

Create with me DIY challenge where bloggers create with a material chosen by people that follow along

Wishing you a joyful day!

How to Make a Fake Terrarium

How to Make a Fake Terrarium

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

Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $15


    1. Cut Foam and Moss for Fake Terrarium
    2. Hot Glue Fake Succulents in Terrarium
    3. Decorate!

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