Succulent Terrarium Tutorial Inexpensive Gift, Home or Coffee Shop Decor

My daughter has been wanting to make a succulent terrarium, but she has very limited space in her bedroom.

She’s been on the lookout for a cute small size container, and I found the perfect one!

I was in a thrift store a few days ago and spotted the most adorable single serving coffee pot.

She loves coffee with a passion, so I knew this would make the perfect container for a mini succulent terrarium.

I made a video, so you can see how quick and easy it is, and included my short supply list and instructions below.

I hope you like it, and I hope she will too!

How to Make a Succulent Terrarium in a Thrift Store Find

Supplies Needed: (affiliates included for your convenience)

Coffee Lover's Succulent Terrarium Tutorial |

How to Assemble Terrarium: (view video below)

  • Remove succulents from the pots they came in and gently shake excess soil off the roots.
  • Create a base layer of sand to help with drainage.
  • Add a layer of cactus potting soil.
  • Place succulents in container and secure with soil around them.
  • Add a top layer of stones or moss.

This is one of those rare, awesome projects that only takes about 5 minutes to make.


A succulent terrarium is the perfect mini garden for anyone who doesn't have a green thumb |

This would be wonderful to gift for a coffee drinker.  Just add a gift card or some fresh ground coffee and they’ll love it!

How to turn inexpensive thrift store finds into a beautiful succulent terrarium |

If you use a regular size coffee pot, you can use larger succulents, but I had to use really tiny ones.

It’s like a fairy size succulent terrarium! 🙂

A succulent terrarium is the perfect mini garden for anyone without a green thumb |

So, what do you think of the adorable little coffee pot now?  I’m not even a coffee drinker, and I love it!

What creative gifts have you made for the coffee drinkers in your life?  Please let me know if the comments below.

I’d love to hear your ideas!

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Vaya con Dios,

Feel free to PIN it too! 🙂

How to make a miniature succulent terrarium garden to give as an inexpensive gift or use as home or wedding decor |

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  1. Angie, how cute is this!

  2. Very cute, Angie! I don’t think I would ever have thought of making a terrarium in a coffee pot! That’s why I love your blog–you are always coming up with the most unique repurposing ideas. I bet your daughter is going to love what you created for her!

  3. ColleenB.~Texas says

    What perfect timing. I was cleaning out my kitchen cabinet and found 2 old coffee decanters and was wondering what to do with them; keep them or take to thrift store and now I know.
    Thank you for the very clever idea.

  4. What a cute vessel to put a succulent garden in. I’m sure your daughter loves this.

  5. So pretty and such a unique repurposing of a coffee pot!

    Have a wonderful week.

  6. Angie, I LOVE this! What a creative idea…beautiful! Pinned for later:)

  7. such a cute idea! You are so creative.

  8. I just love terrariums and using a coffee pot is such a cool idea. I bet your daughter absolutely loves it

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