$10 Faux Succulent Beach Terrarium


Display your seaside treasures in an easy to make Faux Succulent Beach Terrarium for under $10 – perfect as a souvenir or hostess gift.

Hi there! It’s Amanda from Life at Cloverhill and this month I’m sharing my post from Southwest Florida where we’re visiting my parents. After a long winter up in Ontario, it’s been nice to get away to the warmer weather and enjoy our time at the beach. We often pick up shells and trinkets along our morning beach walks and I was looking for a fun way to display them.


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How to Make a Faux Succulent Beach Terrarium

You’ll need:


When picking a glass container, I looked for one that could easily display the shells and succulent without being too big. This one was on an angle so that the front of the glass was lower than the top.


It was easy to head to our favourite beach and grab a big scoop of sand.


I was so excited when I found this faux succulent that had a great woody stem and realistic foliage. The stem was a little long, so I removed the plastic pick at the end.


I was inspired by the beautiful lush greenery we see when we’re at the beach.


A variety of different shapes and colours of shells will make it interesting. All these shells were ones found along the beach, but you could also stop into a beach shop to pick up a few interesting ones.


It was super easy to insert the succulent stem into the sand and arrange the shells all around it. I made this as a hostess gift for my parents letting us stay at their vacation home, but you could also bring all the pieces back home to recreate this as a souvenir. They’d also make great centrepieces for a beach themed party or wedding.


After making the terrarium, it was great to kick back and catch a lovely sunset on the beach.

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