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We Made a Succulent Terrarium, Here's What We Learned

We Made a Succulent Terrarium, Here's What We Learned

My husband and I decided to start having separate date nights with the kids each month.  On my date with Zoe we attended a Succulent Terrarium Workshop at Legends Coffee, a local coffee shop here in Aurora. This was our first time doing anything like this and it was a lot of fun.

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For our Terrariums we started off with Huge fish bowls. I think using these was an awesome idea. They really had enough space for our succulents and whatever decorations we chose to use.

One of the owners gave us instructions based on her knowledge, but she really left it up to us to do what we wanted with our terrarium creations.

Oh, did I mention they gave us coffee and pastries? I had a decaf coffee and a Earl Grey scone and Zoe had hot chocolate and a piece of coffee cake. 

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terrarium workshop ivannamarie.com

To build our masterpieces we started we began filling the fish bowls like this:

Started with with a layer of sand,

then added some rocks and, 

then some sprinkles of activated charcoal

(used to help purify the air in the terrarium).

After that we went in with a layer of soil. We put in as much soil as we wanted to get the look we wanted in our terrariums.  Then we picked two succulents to build our terrariums around.

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terrarium workshop ivannamarie.com
terrarium workshop ivannamarie.com

When building a terrarium you can pretty much put any decorations you would like. We used some pebbles, glass rocks and a moss like filling I wanted to keep mine simple to highlight the succulents. 

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Once we were all done the host walked around and poured about a tablespoon of water on each succulent. She let us know we only needed to do that like once a week! (no wonder my last succulents died #overwatering!).

Overall this was a very fun experience. If you get a chance to make a terrarium do it, and it would also be a fun family activity.    

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Here is a video I found online to show you how to build your own terrarium if you want to try it.

Have you ever made a terrarium before?

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