DIY Cactus Terrarium

Learn how to craft a gorgeous terrarium centerpiece at home. This incredibly easy DIY project is the perfect addition to any wedding or party you're planning this summer.

Wedding and entertaining season is in full swing, and I couldn't be more excited to share one of my favorite tabletop decor centerpieces. If you love Anthropologie or West Elm, then this DIY project is especially for you! No need to spend hundreds of dollars on these centerpieces when you can literally make them yourself—true story!

You will not believe how easy this terrarium centerpiece is to make. You can make them half awake on a Monday morning—it's that easy! All you need is a terrarium (scored this one from the crafts store), white sand, your favorite cactus plants, succulents, and flowers. It literally takes minutes to put together each one! Talk about the most perfect excuse for a girl's crafting night in. Call your best girlfriends over, put out some appetizers, turn up some good music, and make it a DIY girl's night in!

What You'll Need

  • Glass container or terrarium
  • White sand
  • Cactus
  • Garden roses
  • Succulent plants

Step 1

Select your succulents and glass container. Be sure to choose a container with a large opening to prevent excess moisture accumulation.


Step 2

Place sand in the bottom of the container. Remove succulents from packaging. Place succulents and roses in the sand. 

Step 3

Add additional sand for desired look. Mist the succulents periodically, and remove and replace roses as they fade. 

Gorgeous Display Ideas

Centerpieces can truly tie in the theme of any wedding in a striking or subtle way. Most guests hang out at their designated tables during a large portion of the reception. Having a gorgeously styled table that captures the mood and evokes the feeling of the wedding is key. Not to mention, table centerpieces are notorious for serving as an ice breaker for guests.

These could also work beautifully for a bridal shower, baby shower, alfresco dinner party, or housewarming gift. If you don't have a special occasion but love the look, incorporate it into your home decor.


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