Mason Jar Terrarium

by Lynn Lilly, Feb 08 2016

Are you craving greenery and dreaming of warm Spring days in your garden? Terrariums are the best house greenery to solve the Winter blues. Today we are making trendy faux dipped mason jar terrariums that will thrive inside all Winter long. Terrariums are the perfect plant to bring life to a room and require little care to survive. Literally make your terrarium and forget about it for 2 weeks.

Project: Mason Jar Terrariums

Level: Easy


  • Small Pebbles
  • Sand
  • Potting Soil
  • Mason Jars
  • Chalk Paint
  • Painter's Tape
  • Foam Brush
  • Spoon
  • Miniature Succulents


  1. Wrap painters tape around the jar about 1.5 inches from the bottom. Firmly press down on the painters tape to make sure is securely stuck to the glass.
  2. Apply a coat of chalk paint to the bottom section of the jar. Allow paint to dry completely and add a second coat of paint. Allow paint to dry completely before handling.
  3. Remove the painter's tape. If paint got under the tape your your nail to chip it away or use a paper towel and alcohol to clean marks.
  4. Once paint is dry fill the first third of the jar with pebbles.
  5. Fill the second third of the jar with potting soil.
  6. Place your succulent in the jar.
  7. Fill in and around the succulent with sand. Cover the base of the succulent soil with sand.

Care: Place your terrarium in a room with a window.  Water ever 1.5-2 weeks. Wait to water until the soil is completely dry.

xoxo- LL

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