Score & Solder Terrarium

Terrariums are super trendy right now, but (just for the record) I’ve been on a terrarium kick for a while. In first grade I grew bean seeds in huge glass jugs for my science fair project, in college I planted a terrarium in a wine bottle, and for our wedding 5 years ago we made terrarium centerpieces for all the tables at the reception. In short, I always have and always will love terrariums. Knowing this, Daniel got me a Score & Solder terrarium for my birthday! It is absolutely gorgeous, and I loved filling it with teeny tiny succulents over the weekend.

score and solder terrarium


  1. Kimberly

    That Daniel…he’s a good one. Eli got me a pyramid shaped one from a seller on etsy for christmas…it currently houses a chunk of amethyst since he doesn’t trust me with living things since our hens & chicks took a dive for the worst recently.

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      I might do that with mine if my plants die. :) I’m terrible at keeping succulents alive.

  2. Brooke

    Gorgeous! I love terrariums and I haven’t tired of this trend at all (I must admit I’m still on the chevron kick, too, though)… anyway, yours looks great!

  3. Brandy

    Love your terrarium, such a cute shape and interesting glass container. I have been playing with succulents at home too and now I have more inspiration! Thanks

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      Thanks Sarah! Your succulents look great, and I love that little bird house!

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      I’m not sure. Mine came with a crystal that I tucked in there, it’s not visible in the photos though. Maybe just to look pretty? :)

  4. Phoebe

    Love the terrarium. It would be helpful if you listed Where to Buy for copycats. PS “Imitation is the sheerest form of flattery.”

  5. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

    Phoebe and Patty, the words “Score & Solder” in the post are linked to the site where you can purchase a terrarium like this. :)

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      The tag on the terrarium said that it would do best in indirect sunlight.

  6. Kat

    The ideas is cute and very pretty although succulents generally aren’t suited for a closed environment. Succulents hold water in their leaves and do not need more moisture. Tiny houseplants and mosses work better.

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      Strangely enough my succulents seem to be growing better in this terrarium than they have anywhere else. They are already hitting the top of the terrarium! I think I need to prune them, and I’ve never had to do that with my non-terrarium succulents.

  7. Miri

    Amanda I love your terrarium and i am planning to work on one this week myself. What soil mixture did you use? Would you mind explaining the ingredients or products you used for your soil? Thank you :-)

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      The Score & Solder terrarium came with almost everything I needed. There was some gravel to layer at the bottom for drainage, activated charcoal to layer on top of the gravel (to help with filtration—it’s also available at pet stores in the aquarium section), and I used a cactus & succulent soil mix I got from Lowes. The kit also included some sand to layer on top of the soil. That’s it!

  8. Ryan

    Is this actually a closed terrarium or are one of the panes of glass open? I totally want one of the bigger ones but I guess the type of plants to put in it depends if it’s open or closed.

  9. sophie

    heb je dit helemaal zelf gemaakt?
    zo ja? waar heb je al die spullen gekocht als ik vragen mag,
    echt een super leuk idee
    ‘xoxo’ Sophie

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