Sand terrariums are a quick and easy way to display air plants. They can be completely customized to match your favorite color scheme. I recently taught a class on making these and it was such a success! Everyone’s terrariums turned out beautiful. Each of the students came up with their own creative ways of manipulating the sand layers! Some used utensils to create lines while others poured in large mounds creating a small landscape effect. I was so inspired by everyone’s ideas that I had to turn this project into a post.
I wanted to display this terrarium in my living room so I went for a neutral color scheme. Black and white work well with my earthy décor. The vibrant pop of green that the little plant gives really ties the piece nicely in with my existing vignette. This craft was super fun and easy! It would work well for a bridal shower or a girls’ night activity.
Supplies for DIY sand terrarium
Step one: Begin layering your sand. To create mounds, tilt the bowl slightly to its side. To create different lines, use a toothpick and press it down between the glass and the sand.
Step two: Continue to pour sand until the halfway point in the bowl. Then press your air plant lightly into the top layer of sand to anchor it.
That’s it! Now you have a super easy way to get creative and make a beautiful piece of home décor! Follow me on Pinterest for more crafty inspiration!