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.
Fill a small jar halfway with potting soil. Be sure to use soil specifically meant for succulents and cactuses for proper drainage.
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.
Carefully place the jar of succulents and cactuses inside the glass lantern.
Fill in the space around the jar with sand until it conceals the jar completely. Lightly dust off any sand from the plants.
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.