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How to make a terrarium from an upcycled candle jar

I have a kitty who's been peeing in my house plants, killing them. While train him, I still want green in my house! Terrariums seemed the best way to save my plants AND keep him from destroying them.

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Add 1/4" charcoal to bottom of jar.

Add 1/4" charcoal to bottom of jar.

Add 1/2" of soil on top of charcoal.

Add 1/2" of soil on top of charcoal.

Even it out in the jar.

Even it out in the jar.

Pour gravel on top - enough all dirt covered.

Pour gravel on top - enough all dirt covered.

Using tweezers, plant the baby plants. I used 3 varieties, all shoots from another terrarium. Add water.

Using tweezers, plant the baby plants. I used 3 varieties, all shoots from another terrarium. Add water.

Put lid on.

Put lid on.

Here's an established terrarium, from which I took the new succulents. If you see too much condensation, or plants look rotten, leavd lid off for a couple of hours. If plants look dry, mist lightly.

Here's an established terrarium, from which I took the new succulents. If you see too much condensation, or plants look rotten, leavd lid off for a couple of hours. If plants look dry, mist lightly.

Enjoy!

  • Cleaned, sanitized candle Jar with lid
  • Activated charcoal
  • Potting soil
  • Baby Succulents
  • Gravel
  • Water