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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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Spring Inspired Flowers

I absolutely love beautifying my home with flowers all over. They are the perfect testament to spring, breathing new life into my home decor as well as making our patio and flowerbeds bright and inviting. Inside I like to use a lot of faux flowers in my interior decor, just so I’m not constantly having to buy fresh bouquets. That can add up pretty quickly, though I believe it’s worth it if you don’t have a very tight budget. I went to Hobby Lobby the other day, the name of which strikes fear into every man’s heart, and picked up a few flowers to make a bright bouquet to put on our dining room table.

I didn’t want a tall arrangement because I hate when I can’t see everybody over the flowers. I zipped past the rows and rows of florals you see right you walk into Hobby Lobby and went to the aisles with the wax fruit and smaller flowers. They have shorter stems and are much cheaper, which is exactly what I was looking for. I picked out a few flowers that were my favorites and bunched them up to make sure I liked how they looked. Once I had an arrangement I liked, I found a short little vase that would go perfectly with my color scheme. I have lots of cool tones in my decor, so the vase was going to play off of those quite well.


All I did when I got home is bunch up the flowers, tape them together, and put them in the vase.

I love how bright and springy they are!

Here is the breakdown of the costs:

  • (3) flowers – $1.99
  • (4) flowers – $2.99
  • Vase – $7.99 (used 40% off coupon)

Total: $22.72

If I had waited for the flowers to go on sale, as everything inevitably does at Hobby Lobby, it would have been cheaper, but I’ll have this for quite awhile, so I think that makes up for the cost upfront.

Hope you’re having a good Monday!