Air Plants and Succulents have become increasingly popular lately – and its no surprise because they are almost completely indestructible – and oh so adorable!
We’ve teamed up with Mel Arledge from Indoor Gardens by Mel, an Air Plant and Succulent Terrarium Artists/Designer from sunny San Diego, to bring you this awesome step by step picture tutorial on creating your very own colorful indoor sand garden! Here’s how she makes these beautiful creations. When you’re done, head to Mel’s Instagram to get some inspiration.
- Terrarium Sand
- Glass or Plastic Terrarium Bowl
- Air Plant or Succulent
Step 1: Decide which colors you’d like to use. For this specific design, I chose bright colors that pop!
Step 2: Using one of the colors, begin to lay the foundation at the bottom of your terrarium bowl. Take a paint brush and begin to sharpen out the lines.
Step 3: Add the next layer or colored sand. Continue to alternate between colors for each layer.
TIP: Use a small spoon to add each layer!
Step 4: To brace your design, add a layer of sand to the center.
TIP: Placing a mirror under your terrarium bowl/globe is a great way to view your design as you work!
Step 5: Finish the design by adding a single layer of sand to coat the top. Then place a plant in the globe. Voila, your very own indoor sand garden!
Tip: Clean the inside of the globe/bowl with a paint brush once finished.