Hey there! So right off the bat, I'm gonna tell you I cheated a little with this Anthropologie knockoff project because I already had the glass globe planted with a succulent. So for this project, all I had to buy was a small bag of Quickcrete. However, I priced the globes online and you can pick them up for around $7 or $8, and the rocks are only $1 at the dollar store, so you're still saving a ton of money by making your own planetarium terrarium, and it looks just like Anthropologie's, which have the nerve of selling for $58 without the plant! (I love their style, just not their prices.) Here's the how-to:
Anthropologie Planetarium Terrarium Knockoff
Nap Rating = 1 nap (not including the time it takes for the concrete to set)
Tools and Materials
- 1 small bag of Quickcrete
- Plastic bucket
- Paint stirrer
- Garden hand spade
- 1 large empty oatmeal container
- 1 small empty oatmeal container
- 7" glass globe
- Small amount of potting soil
- Decorative pebbles
- 1 air plant or succulent
- Pour the concrete mix in the bucket and add water per the instructions on the bag. Mix with a paint stirrer.
- Use a garden trowel to scoop some of the concrete mix into the large oatmeal container so that it comes up about 2 inches from the bottom.
- Lift the container up a couple of inches and drop it a couple of times to bring air bubbles out.
- Nestle the small oatmeal container in the center of the large oatmeal container, on top of the concrete mix. Twist it a little to ensure that it's going to leave an impression.
- Set the whole thing aside to cure. I let mine sit for 24 hours.
- Meanwhile, plant your succulent by placing a small amount of soil in the bottom of the globe, tucking in your plant, and carefully layering pebbles around the plant.
- When the concrete has cured, peel away the cardboard to reveal your base. Set the terrarium in it and voila!
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