DIY & Done: Outdoor Terrarium for Your Patio

Walmart Outdoor Terrarium DIY
credit: Trisha Sprouse
Walmart Outdoor Patio Furniture and Decor
credit: Trisha Sprouse

Patio perfection is mere steps away with this simple DIY terrarium housed within a chic octagonal lantern. Not only can you make one in a matter of minutes, it'll add a touch of botanical beauty to your space without all the maintenance. That just leaves more time for lounging.

Walmart Outdoor Terrarium DIY
credit: Trisha Sprouse

Step 1

Fill a small jar halfway with potting soil. Be sure to use soil specifically meant for succulents and cactuses for proper drainage.

Walmart Outdoor Terrarium DIY
credit: Trisha Sprouse

Step 2

Plant the succulents and cactuses in the jar, placing taller plants in the back and shorter ones in the front. Choose a variety of shapes, tones, and textures for visual interest.

Walmart Outdoor Terrarium DIY
credit: Trisha Sprouse

Step 3

Carefully place the jar of succulents and cactuses inside the glass lantern.

Walmart Outdoor Terrarium DIY
credit: Trisha Sprouse

Step 4

Fill in the space around the jar with sand until it conceals the jar completely. Lightly dust off any sand from the plants.

Walmart Outdoor Terrarium DIY
credit: Trisha Sprouse

TIP: Place your terrarium in a spot that gets a lot of light. Water sparingly just around the base of the plants when the soil feels dry.

Walmart Outdoor Terrarium DIY
credit: Trisha Sprouse
Walmart Outdoor Terrarium DIY
credit: Trisha Sprouse
Walmart Outdoor Patio Furniture and Decor
credit: Trisha Sprouse

Trisha Sprouse

Trisha Sprouse

Trisha is a writer, video producer + maker with a knack for creating modern DIY content. When her hands aren't covered in paint, she's most likely holding a camera or power drill or both.