DIY Terrarium: 6 Easy Steps To Adding Class To Your Home

Are you looking for a new, inexpensive way to spruce up your home décor and add a touch of luxury (on a budget)?

We stumbled across the stunning Prism Terrarium and knew that we had to make a DIY Terrarium to add a little greenery and a touch of class to the home.

So we thought we would share with you, how we made our luxe little terrarium so you can make one for yourself!


What You’ll Need:

  • Isocol 345ml (70% Isopropyl Alcohol)
  • Paper towel
  • Gold Prism Terrarium
  • A small succulent of your choice (from your local nursery)
  • Cacti & succulent soil
  • Aquatic stones or gravel (you can find at your local aquarium or pet store)
  • Some gems or decorations of your choice



Items Needed for DIY Terrarium
Step 1:

First thing is first! It’s really important to make sure the glass of the prism terrarium is clean and free from debris.

This is particularly important when planting to ensure there are no nasties lying around that could affect our succulent’s ability to thrive (after all, they are living, breathing plants).

Add a little Isocol to a paper towel and wipe the glass clean.

Leave aside for around 30 seconds for it to dry completely before moving onto the next step.

Items Needed for DIY Terrarium
Step 2:

Add some of your aquatic stones or gravel to the bottom of the terrarium. This is important as it allows for drainage.

Please note that this is usually enough to ensure the plants can breathe when the terrarium you are using is open. This ensures that oxygen can circulate around the plant and will prevent it from rotting.

If you are using a closed terrarium (like a jar for example) you may need to purchase some activated charcoal to ensure your plant can breathe well.


Step 3:

Add your cacti & succulent soil on top being sure to leave a small hole in the middle, ready for your succulent plant.

Adding Cacti to Terrarium
Step 4:

Depot your succulent plant being sure to be careful not to break the roots.

It is best to depot cacti and succulents when dry to avoid damaging their roots.

Place your succulent in the hole you made and cover with a little more soil if necessary.

Add soil to Terrarium Add aquatic stone to Terrarium
Step 5:

Add some more of your aquatic stones or gravel and your decorations to make your prism terrarium to look beautiful!

Step 6:

To water, it is recommended you pick up an empty syringe or use an “eye dropper” to prevent overwatering.

Water once per week with a few tablespoons of water or as directed by the instructions on your succulent plant.

Finished Terrarium
Voila! You now have a stunning addition to your home décor that adds a touch of class and a nice “pop” of greenery.


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We love seeing how others are using the gold glass prism terrariums! See some more inspiration below:

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