I’m beyond excited to share this DIY with you guys today! The other day, while making my weekly stop at Michaels, I came across the absolute cutest miniature flamingo and knew I had to think of something to DIY it with! My mind started racing and thinking of so many possibilities, but I’m pretty excited with this DIY outcome. I thought nothing better than including them in a little Palm Springs inspired succulent terrarium! What really started this inspiration was the fact that B and I are headed to California this week for our 1-year anniversary (yippee!!). We’ll be traveling most of the coast (north and south) trying to hit all of the popular spots in California, and of course Palm Springs is one of them (so excited!)! I’ve honestly never been to Palm Springs, but from the photos that are shared, I don’t know how people couldn’t be inspired by it in their daily life. So why not bring a little Palm Springs inspiration into your home with some cute flamingos and succulents?
Before I begin, I also wanted to announce that I officially made my first DIY video with this tutorial. I’ve wanted to try and create a video for a while now, and just didn’t have the time nor think that I could really do it. While I still don’t have the proper resources (yes, I recorded this all on my cell phone with a selfie stick all while Portia’s toys were helping to prop the stick up), I am hoping to find a good video camera in the near future to record some high quality videos! Check it out below and tell me what you think! (You can subscribe to my channel here!).
What you need:
• Small wood oval shape (found here at Michaels)
• Light blue Paint
• Miniature metal umbrella chair (found here and painted lime green)
• Miniature flamingos (found here at Michaels)
• Miniature lemonade glass (found here at Michaels)
• White rocks
• Glass bowl
• Potting Mix
How to make your Palm Springs inspired succulent terrarium:
Step 1: Paint wooden oval shape light blue. Let dry.
Step 2: Pour potting mix into bowl until proper height is reached to place in succulents.
Step 3: Once height is reached, plant your succulents of choice in the bowl. Once planted, pour in an additional layer of soil.
Step 4: Spread moss around the succulents until the specific area is completely covered (this will act as the grass for the “poolside” area).
Step 5: Pour the white rocks onto the remaining half that is not covered with moss. Spread evenly.
Step 6: Place the blue painted oval shape on top of the white rocks. Once you put in the “pool”, pour the remaining white rocks evenly around the pool.
Step 7: Once the pool is installed, spread some extra moss around the edges of the bowl.
Step 8: Place the chair, lemonade glass, and flamingos into the scene.
Step 9: You just DIY’d your own Palm Springs inspired succulent terrarium!
Here’s the video!
How fun is this succulent terrarium?! This little guy will definitely add some style to any space all while bringing in some good vibes!