Beach Bum Terrarium

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Technically, this isn’t a terrarium. However “Beach Bum Terrarium” (Say it out loud.) has a nicer ring than “Beach Bum Tabletop Garden.” Right?

You probably don’t need a tutorial to put together a little garden, but I’m going to give you one anyway since this is such a cute project. As you’re sure to notice, this short tutorial is a lot like the one for my Tabletop Cactus Garden, but this time I’m using succulents.

This project was inspired by these model train people figures I found online. (You can find them here.)

Beach Bum Terrarium | inspiredbycharm.com
Beach Bum Terrarium | inspiredbycharm.com

The people are wearing bathing suits, bikinis, and Speedos. I love a touch of quirky in my home decor, so I had to find a way to incorporate the figures. This tabletop garden is my weird take on the fairy gardens that are popular right now.

Beach Bum Terrarium | inspiredbycharm.com

How to Make a Beach Bum Terrarium:

For this project, you’ll need:

  • a dish or bowl
  • soil
  • succulents
  • sand
  • green glass, blue glass, and natural stones
  • beach bums
Beach Bum Terrarium | inspiredbycharm.com

Start by planting your succulents in the soil.

Beach Bum Terrarium | inspiredbycharm.com
Beach Bum Terrarium | inspiredbycharm.com

With you’re succulents in place, create a beach with the sand and an ocean with the colored glass stones.

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Finally, insert some beach bums to enjoy this little paradise you created for them.

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Tada!

Beach Bum Terrarium | inspiredbycharm.com
Beach Bum Terrarium | inspiredbycharm.com
Beach Bum Terrarium | inspiredbycharm.com

I told you that you didn’t need a tutorial. (But aren’t you happy I gave you one anyway?)

Beach Bum Terrarium | inspiredbycharm.com
Beach Bum Terrarium | inspiredbycharm.com

This adorable terrarium is the perfect decor item for this time of year. Use it to welcome the warmer weather and to escape to the beach in your mind. Aah, the surf and the sand!

You’re welcome.

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  1. This is both adorable and hilarious. I just spent 10 min on Amazon going through all the funny little characters! Totally doing this. Or just adding people to my other planters. SO funny! Thanks!