DIY Geometric Terrarium Base

Give your terrarium a sturdy basis and a contemporary vibe with a classy geometric picket base. In a number of straightforward steps you possibly can craft your personal little terrarium and base- the right house decor accent for a bookshelf, aspect desk or desktop!


  • wooden (walnut used right here)
  • sandpaper (not pictured)
  • hexagon (or different geometric form) printout
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • small glass globe vase
  • lacquer end
  • tremendous glue (not pictured)
  • succulent crops
  • soil
  • rocks


1. Print out a hexagon (a fast web seek for the form ought to give you a printable image of the form). Minimize out the hexagon to make use of as a template for the bottom.

2. Use a pencil to attract the hexagon form onto your piece of wooden. If in a position, use straight edges already out there for one among your sides which can assist when it comes time to chop.

three. As soon as your template is on the wooden, minimize out the hexagon form out of your wooden utilizing a bandsaw (radial arm noticed or desk noticed may also work). Maintain your strains as straight as attainable whereas chopping.

four. Sand the sides of the hexagon to eliminate any splinters from chopping and clean them out. Wipe it down with a material to get off any extra sawdust.

5. Apply end to the wooden. Right here we used a shiny spray lacquer that dries shortly.

6. Use tremendous glue to stick the glass globe vase to the wooden. Place the glue on the underside of the glass globe and set it down in middle of the wooden hexagon. Maintain in place and permit to dry based on the directions on the again of the bottle.

7. As soon as the tremendous glue is completed drying you possibly can construct your terrarium in your new vessel! Constructing an open terrarium is straightforward, you’re principally simply potting your succulents in a glass pot! Place rocks down within the backside of the glass to permit for drainage of water within the soil. Subsequent fill about half method with soil and plant the succulent!

Gown up your little terrarium with glass globs, trinkets, beads, or little air crops. No matter you fancy so as to add shade and curiosity to your new little house accent!

Place in a spot in your house that will get at the least 6 hours of oblique mild per day and water when the soil dries out!

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