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Geometric Terrarium Succulent Decor

I’ve got another DIY home decor project to share with y’all today. I love periodically adding new pieces to my decor and rotating different pieces around the house to freshen up the feel of the rooms. Sometimes all it takes to fall back in love with a space is a little bit of redecorating with pieces you already have or adding a small new piece like I did.

I love decorating with succulents so much! I think they are the coolest looking plants and they are so easy to care for. All you have to do is give them a little spritz maybe once a month to keep them going. They are very trendy right now so they are pretty easy to find.

For a while now I’ve been wanting to do a terrarium with succulents somewhere around the house, but terrariums, being as trendy they are, have gone up a lot in price and I just couldn’t stomach paying $30 for a glass box with an opening. I have weird hang ups like that. I know $30 isn’t that much but I enjoy finding things at really good discounts and the terrarium I am using today is no exception. I found it at Hobby Lobby on an 80% off sale for $4.00! It’s a tiny one, but I felt really accomplished and I was so excited to finally be able to do a terrarium for the house. I grabbed some other odds and ends I had lying around and put together this piece.


Supplies

  • Glass terrarium
  • Succulent, living or plastic
  • Glass pebbles
  • Washi tape
  • Scissors

First I applied washi tape along the base of the triangle cutting the pieces to fit. I wanted to add some more color and interest to the glass and I really like the metallic sheen that it has. I have lots of pops of metallic golds and silvers in my home already, so I tied this piece in with all of those.

Next I just added the glass pebbles and the succulent to the terrarium. I had an extra plastic succulent already so I used that one. If you use a live succulent, make sure to add a little soil and plant the succulent and then add the glass pebbles all around to cover the dirt. Spritz with water about once a month to keep it happy.

I love the way it looks in my living room! I like to have interesting pieces that are unique and that really speak to my design aesthetic.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Have a wonderful weekend everybody!

 

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DIY Bath Salts Bottle

We bought a fixer upper house last year and completely stripped it down. I mean no room was untouched! If you’ve ever gone through the renovation process yourself, you know that finishing out the rooms is just half the battle. Since then I’ve been beautifying and personalizing each room to take it from a house to a home. For me, that means pictures, shelves, cheeky little knick knacks that speak to Tyler and I on a personal level, and sometimes DIY projects. Our guest bath to this point has been rather utilitarian. I decided to start giving it some personality and to try and make it warm and welcoming for our guests. One of the ways I did that was to add a floating shelf which I decorated with different odds and ends. When I think of bathrooms I think of baths, obviously, so I decided to make a bottle for some bath salts I had lying around to display them in a more attractive manner. This was a very easy and quick project and I love how it looks! Here is how I did it:

Supplies:

  • Decorative glass container
  • Twine
  • Paper flower
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Bath Salts

You could definitely have prettier salts than epsom salts, but it’s what I had on hand. I started at the bottom of the bottle and glued the end of the twine to it. Then I began wrapping it around the bottle, gluing a small section of the twine every three or four wraps. After I reached the desired height I cut the twine and glued the end. Next, I hot glued a paper flower to the cork. Then I added the salts and added the bottle to my bathroom shelf! Here is the finished product:

My husband actually aesthetically arranged everything. I picked out what I wanted then I got confused on how to lay it out. He’s a genius, that’s all I can say. I love how this turned out and I think it adds a nice touch to the bathroom.

I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial! Have a wonderful day! Comment with pictures if you end up making this. I’d love to see what you come up with and how you use them!