Learn how to make a DIY seashell succulent terrarium to include in your summer decor or as a coastal centerpiece. This easy summer craft is super quick and very versatile!
As a working mom, quick and easy crafts are the only ones I have time for, and this super-simple summer craft may be my fastest one yet.
I’ve been obsessed with succulents for a while now, but all my attempts to grow them end in disaster. Maybe I water them too much or not enough, or use the wrong soil – I don’t know.
But what I do know is that my fake succulent game is strong. Bring on the faux any time!
Fake succulents add (immortal) “life” and texture to even the darkest rooms.
My latest 5-minute craft is a simple and fun way to add a touch of coastal decor to your home, and if your kids collect shells at the beach, it’s a great way to display them!
Let’s get started on this easy seashell and fake succulent terrarium!
DIY Seashell Succulent Terrarium Supplies
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This was a zero cost craft for me, since I already had the supplies in my craft stash.
Although I’ve linked up the supplies to products on Amazon for your convenience, be sure to check out your local dollar store – I know Dollar Tree often has all of these supplies.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this DIY seashell succulent terrarium:
How to Make a Coastal Succulent Centerpiece in 5 Minutes
After you gather up your supplies, it’s ridiculously simple to make this seashell succulent terrarium!
Step 1: Fill the Vase
Choose which seashells you want to use in your terrarium, then pour them into the vase. You’ll want to fill the vase no more than halfway so that your faux succulent stays below the top of the vase.
Step 2: Select Your Succulent Stem
Next, choose which succulent you want to feature in your terrarium. Then, use wire cutters to snip the stem, leaving about an inch of stem left.
Step 3: “Plant” Your Succulent
Lastly, place the succulent gently into the seashell base. Give it a little wiggle to secure the stem between the shells. That’s it!
Quick and Easy DIY Coastal Decor
Your seashell and succulent terrarium is done, just like that! Display it on a shelf, an end table in your living room, or on your dining room table as a centerpiece.
More Seashell + Succulent Inspiration
Try adding sand at the bottom of the vase before adding shells, like this craft from 2 Bees in a Pod.
Go big with a giant shell and loads of succulents, like this centerpiece by Entirely Eventful Day.
Add a decorative touch to your vase with some twine and extra shells, like this faux planter from Premeditated Leftovers.
- Pour seashells into a short vase or glass bowl
- Shorten the faux succulent stem with wire cutters, leaving about an inch of stem
- Place succulent in the vase, gently pushing the stem into the seashells
You can make this coastal succulent terrarium as large as you want it! Try a larger glass bowl and fill it with more shells and faux succulents, then display on your table as a beautiful summer centerpiece!