Dorm Craft Feature: DIY Mini Terrarium

What you need: 

  • 1 glass container
  • rocks or pebbles
  • activated charcoal (you can substitute with horticultural vermiculite)
  • potting soil
  • small succulent plants
  • decorative rocks, moss, shells or small figurines (optional)


  • Layer the bottom of your glass container with rocks for drainage.
  • Add a small layer of charcoal (or vermiculite) to help with filtration.
  • Add potting soil and plants, making sure to free the roots from the original dirt.
  • Add decorative stones, shells, moss or figurines.
  •  Water only when soil becomes completely dry.