Succulents make for a great indoor/outdoor centerpiece. I’ve been using this wire cloche succulent garden as a centerpiece on our patio coffee table all summer. I love that it requires little maintenance.
DIY wire cloche succulent terrarium tutorial:
Materials I used:
- Miracle Gro Cactus & Citrus Potting Soil
- Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze Spray Paint
- Chicken Wire
- Allen & Roth Round Serving Tray
- Tools: Needle Nose Pliers & Wire Cutters
- Assorted Succulents
- Plastic Planter Liner
- Decorative Rocks & Accessories (not shown)
What I did:
In the plastic planter liner, I layered pebbles, sand and topped with the potting soil. Then planted the succulents and added decorative rocks. And placed the plastic planter liner into the round serving tray.
I measured the diameter of the plastic planter liner and decided on the height of my wire cloche and using wire cutters, cut out my shape to create a cylinder to go around the terrarium.
I cut the wire so that I’d have little wire “tabs” to secure the shape up along the side.
To make the top (roof) of my wire cloche, I used a large round clock as a circle template (the biggest circle size I could cut from my chicken wire width) and cut using wire cutters.
I cut a straight line to the center of the circle and created a ‘cone’ shape top for my terrarium and again used the small cut chicken wire tabs to secure my shape. Then I spray painted my cylinder and top.
Once dry, I used an extra piece of wire (a twist tie will work) to attach a finial to the top. Glue and screws weren’t working so this takes some playing with, but the wire cloche is light so lifting it from the garden will be easy to do, even if it’s simply twisted in the chicken wire.
And using the same technique with ‘tab’ piece of wire from the cylinder, I attached the “cone” (sort of like a “roof”) to the cylinder.
Then just slip the wire cloche over the terrarium.
Here it is on the patio:
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*Disclaimer: As a member of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Creators and Influencers network, I received a Lowe’s gift card to complete a DIY terrarium project, however the tutorial images, instructions and opinions are my own.