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DIY Hanging Terrariums Using Live Plants

Create unique wedding decorations that you can enjoy during and after the big day, or even gift them to your guests. Follow the simple steps in this DIY project to create individual hanging terrariums featuring live succulents!

Materials:

Live Succulents
Live Air Plants
Live Cactus Collection

Natural Hydro Stones
Natural Soil
Natural Green Moss
Artificial Floral Moss in Assorted Colors
Glass Geometric Cube Hanging Terrarium Vase
Glass Prism Hanging Candle Lantern
Hanging Glass Orb Terrarium
Garden Frog Figurines
Crystals, Geodes, & Stones

 

Step 1: Starting with your terrarium containers, lay a 1/2 inch layer of hydro stones on the bottom for drainage.

Step 2: Add moss overtop of the stones. This layer should be 1/2 inch thick.

Step 3: Spread soil overtop the moss. This layer should be 1.5-2 inches thick.

Step 5: Transplant the desired number of live succulents and cacti into the terrariums, nestling their roots into the new soil.

We chose to plant three succulents in our large glass orb (pictured). A single succulent in our geometric cube terrarium, topping it off with a live air plant. And a cactus and succulent into our prism terrarium.

Note: While replanting a succulent or cactus, make sure to remove as much of the soil connected to the succulent as possible without doing too much damage to the roots. Then use your fingers to create a hole in the terrarium soil and place the live plant gently into the hole. Fill it in with the surrounding soil while leaving space between the soil and your succulent or cactus to prevent rotting.

Step 5: Add figurines, moss, and/or stones to give your terrariums personality!

We chose to feature our fairy frog figurine and a stone in our larger glass orb (pictured). A generous layer of moss in our geometric cube terrarium. And some moss and a stone in our prism terrarium.

Step 6: Finish off your terrariums by adding live air plants! We chose to add them to the geometric cube and prism terrariums only. Since air plants and succulents/cacti have different watering needs, we chose to lay the plants on top of the moss so that it's not touching the soil which could lead to over-watering.

For more direction on how to keep your live succulents and air plants alive, be sure to visit the Afloral Blog for live succulents, air plants, and cacti tips and instructions!


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LIVE Unique Succulents Collection - Pack of 12 - Ships Alone

LIVE Unique Succulents Collection - Pack of 12 - Ships Alone

SHS-12-SUC-UNIQUE-2

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$28.80
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  • Succulents come in 2" square pots fully rooted in soil
  • 12 Per Pack
  • Each succulent in this pack is a different species
  • Plant measurement will vary as different species grow in different ways
  • Each live succulent is carefully chosen based on season, size, health, and readiness and may vary from picture
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How to Care for Live Succulents, Cacti, & Air Plants

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LIVE Unique Succulents Collection - Pack of 20 - Ships Alone

LIVE Unique Succulents Collection - Pack of 20 - Ships Alone

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  • LIVE
  • Succulents come in 2" square pots fully rooted in soil
  • 20 Per Pack
  • Each succulent in this pack is a different species
  • Plant measurement will vary as different species grow in different ways
  • Each live succulent is carefully chosen based on season, size, health, and readiness and may vary from picture
  • SHIPS ALONE

How to Care for Live Succulents, Cacti, & Air Plants

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LIVE Unique Air Plants - Pack of 6 - Ships Alone

LIVE Unique Air Plants - Pack of 6 - Ships Alone

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$20.00
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  • Approximately 2-6" Tall
  • 6 Per Pack
  • Assorted sizes, colors, textures and shape
  • Each live air plant is carefully chosen based on season, size, health, and readiness and may vary from picture
  • SHIPS ALONE

How to Care for Live Succulents & Air Plants

Shipping to continental U.S. only This product only ships Monday-Wednesday via 2-3 Day Air. Any order placed after Wednesday at 12:00 pm EST will ship the following Monday. Live plant orders cannot be returned, exchanged, or cancelled.
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LIVE Assorted Live Air Plants Pack of 20 - Ships Alone

LIVE Assorted Live Air Plants Pack of 20 - Ships Alone

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$38.00
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  • LIVE
  • Assorted sizes, colors, textures and shapes
  • Approximately 2-6" Tall
  • 20 Succulents Per Pack
  • Each live air plant is carefully chosen based on season, size, health, and readiness and may vary from picture
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How to Care for Live Succulents & Air Plants

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LIVE 2.5" Cactus Collection - Pack of 4 - Ships Alone

LIVE 2.5" Cactus Collection - Pack of 4 - Ships Alone

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$25.00
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  • Cacti come in 2.5" pots fully rooted in soil
  • 4 Per Pack
  • Plant measurement will vary as different species grow in different ways
  • Each live cactus is carefully chosen based on season, size, health, and readiness and may vary from picture
  • SHIPS ALONE

How to Care for Live Cacti, Succulents, & Air Plants

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LIVE 4" Single Cactus - Ships Alone

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  • Cactus comes in 4" pot fully rooted in soil
  • 1 Single Cactus - Randomly picked from the assortment pictured
  • Plant measurement will vary as different species grow in different ways
  • Each live cactus is carefully chosen based on season, size, health, and readiness and may vary from picture
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How to Care for Live Succulents, Cacti, & Air Plants

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Natural Hydro Stones for DIY Terrarium Arrangements - 1 Qt Bag
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  • Natural Color
  • 1 Quart Bag
  • Natural Hydro Stones are used to prevent live succulent roots from rotting due to overwatering.
  • Place at the bottom of your terrarium container.

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12 Pack Natural Amethyst Mineral Pieces in Purple - 2" Wide
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Looking for unique table decorations for your modern wedding? Check out this beautiful collection of natural amethyst pieces in purple. These gorgeous amethyst minerals are perfect for table scatter or to use as escort cards for your reception.

  • Purple
  • 2" Long x 2" Wide Each
  • Natural Amethyst Mineral
  • 12 Pieces per Sleeve 

**These amethyst are naturally beautiful, each piece will be unique**

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Natural Soil for DIY Terrarium Arrangements - 1 Qt Bag
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  • Natural Brown Color
  • 1 Quart Bag
  • Natural soil mix perfect for DIY terrariums

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Natural Green Moss for DIY Terrarium Arrangements - 1 Qt Bag
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  • Natural Green Color
  • 1 Quart Bag
  • Natural Moss to cover soil in live succulent terrariums.

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Natural Floral Moss in Assorted Colors
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  • Green and Brown
  • Bag Measures 6.5" x 10.5" x 2"
  • Natural
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Spanish Moss 2.5lbs Natural
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Used as a decorative cover any floral foam in any container, in the bottom of any plant pot, or topiary base. Also can be attached to a topiary form for a natural look. Store in cool, dry place and use over time.
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  • 2.5 lb. Box
  • Natural Spanish Moss

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Preserved Reindeer Moss - .25 lb Bag
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  • Green
  • 10.5" L x 6" W
  • .25 lb Per Bag
  • Preserved

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Glass Geometric Cube Hanging Terrarium Vase - 4" Cube

Glass Geometric Cube Hanging Terrarium Vase - 4" Cube

SYN-3768-06-09

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Find geometric hanging containers to use for your DIY terrarium vase arrangements. If using live succulents, hang this cube vase by a window for best growing results.

  • Black and Clear
  • 4" Tall x 4" Wide x 4" Opening
  • Metal Frame and Glass Panels
  • 9.5" Long Jute String to Hang
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Glass Hanging Candle Lantern Terrarium in Gold - 8" Tall
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Decorate your home with chic lighting centerpieces like this beautiful hanging metal candle lantern with glass sides. This lantern has a geometric shape that is perfect for your modern wedding. Great to fill with candles, silk flowers, or even use as a terrarium.
  • Gold and Clear
  • 5" L x 5" W x 8" H
  • Metal Frame and Glass Panels
  • 2 Open and 2 Glass Sides
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    Hanging Glass Orb Terrarium DIY Kit - 8" Tall x 7" Wide

    Hanging Glass Orb Terrarium DIY Kit - 8" Tall x 7" Wide

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    This hanging glass orb garden kit has everything you need to start your DIY floating live succulent garden!

    • Container: 8" Tall x 7" Wide x 4.5" Opening
    • 10.25" Long Jute String to Hang
    • Includes Hydro Stones, Green Moss, and Soil
    • Live plants NOT included.

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    Hanging Glass Terrarium Container

    Hanging Glass Terrarium Container - 8.5" Tall x 4" Wide

    SYN-3757-06-09

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    • Clear 
    • 8.5" Tall x 4" Wide x 2.75" Opening
    • Made from Recycled Glass
    • 10.5" Long Jute Rope to Hang 
    • Perfect for Succulents and Air Plants

     

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    Clear Glass Terrarium Hanging Vase

    Hanging Glass Terrarium Container - 7" Tall x 3.5" Wide

    SYN-3756-06-09

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    $3.95 $8.90
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    Pack of 3 Mini Fairy Garden Frog Figurines - 1" Wide

    Pack of 3 Mini Fairy Garden Frog Figurines - 1" Wide

    DAR-1613-229

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    • Light Green and Orange
    • 1" Wide
    • Resin
    • Pack of 3
    • Perfect to add to DIY fairy gardens or terrariums.
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    Pack of 2 Mini Fairy Garden Gnome Figurines - 1-1.5" Tall

    Pack of 2 Mini Fairy Garden Gnome Figurines - 1-1.5" Tall

    DAR-30005299

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    $4.65 $8.00
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    • Blue, Red, Green, Yellow
    • 1-2" L x 2-2.75" W x 1-1.5" H
    • Resin
    • Pack of 2 Miniature Gnomes
    • Perfect to add to DIY fairy gardens or terrariums.
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    White and Gold Modern Watering Can Decoration

    White and Gold Metal Mister Watering Can - 7.75" Tall

    ACD-72590.01

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    Find supplies for your DIY terrariums, like this stylish white and gold metal watering can from the Mister Collection.

    • White and Gold
    • 7.75" Tall x 3.75" Wide
    • Metal with platic top
    • Decorative use only
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