If you’re planning a summer barbecue or looking to add some fresh greenery to your home or patio, then you’ll love how easy and decorative these DIY wine glass terrariums are! Now that I think about it, they’d make a great housewarming gift placed in a basket or crate with your favorite Cambria Wines varietal too.
Succulents are quickly becoming one of my favorite plants because they’re incredibly easy to maintain, love an abundance of sun and are drought tolerant. The latter point is crucial here is California and choosing greenery that requires less water is a great way to do our part and help the environment.
To get started on creating your own mini succulent garden, grab yourself a glass of wine, these essential materials and have fun!
DIY Wine Glass Terrariums
- Wine glasses (grab some of the extra glasses you have around the house or purchase some inexpensive ones that you won’t mind placing dirt in)
- Potting soil
- Sand or gravel
- Succulents (I suggest purchasing mini succulents as space is limited inside your wine glass)
- After you have selected your arrangement of wine glasses, fill each with approximately 1 cup of sand or gravel. This helps with ensuring that there is proper drainage available when watering. You never want too much water settling in the soil.
- Add the potting soil to the wine glass. You want to ensure there is enough to cover the roots of the succulents you are planting.
- Select the assortment of succulents you will be using and remove them from their plastic container. Shake the roots to remove any excess potting soil as they will thrive much better being able to cling to the new soil.
- Re-pot the succulents in the wine glass by digging a small hole for the roots. You can place a couple of different ones in each glass or simply use one.
- Add more potting soil and pat down near the base of each succulent to ensure it is secure.
- Lightly water the succulents. You should plan on having to water them (again, very lightly) once a week for the first month until they’ve become established. After that, they should only need watering every 3-4 weeks.
- Place your new planters on display, preferably in a sunny spot and enjoy!
The great thing about planting succulents is that the more you “forget about them”, the better they’ll likely do. They make the perfect houseplants because you don’t have to worry about them when you go on all your upcoming summer travels!
Written By : Kristin Mansky