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Sand Terrariums That Require No Maintenance

These sand terrariums are a perfect pairing of a craft you loved as a kid combined with painted succulents! It’s really easy to do with any colors.

Skills Required: None. Even if you’ve never crafted before, you’ll be able to make these quite easily. My only advice is to use several thin coats of spray paint; don’t heavy hand it. The rest is simple!

Sand Terrariums That Require No Maintenance

I am so excited to share today’s project with you! This fun and springy project is a combo of old and new – sand art (one of my favorite crafts from childhood) and painted succulents (which are a new trend I have been seeing).

This project is so easy, fun, colorful, and adaptable. These DIY sand art and painted succulent terrariums will look so cute as a springy centerpiece, or just to brighten your counters or desk. Here is how I made them.

Mason jar, faux terrarium, spray paint, and sand in various colors

Painted Succulents in a Jar

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Before getting started, make sure to thoroughly clean the jars. You can use either mild soap and water or rubbing alcohol and cotton balls. The goal is to get rid of handprints and residue so that your jars look awesome on the shelf!

Spray painting a faux succulent with aqua spray paint

Step 1: Start by spray painting your succulents. Let them dry completely.

Adding sand to the bottom of a mason jar

Step 2: Create your sand art by adding your sand to the jars, alternating colors and playing with designs. A funnel and scoop of some kind come in really handy here.

Layers of black and white sand in mason jars
Placing a faux succulent into a mason jar with sand

Step 3: Place your succulent in the sand.

Three mason jar sand terrariums
Facing down on three sand terrariums with faux succulents inside
Painted faux succulents in black and white sand terrariums
Terrarium sand art with spray painted faux succulents

I hope you love them as much as I do! And be sure to visit us as we blog about style, food, and the things we love over at the Pretty Life Girls. I’d also love for you to visit these other craft ideas: