St. Patrick’s Day has been a holiday I’ve enjoyed since, well, college. I’m sure you can figure out why. At a Catholic university Milwaukee, we really knew how to honor St. Patrick and his contributions to Irish life and culture.
Because of this, I was excited to participate in a St. Patrick’s Day blog hop being hosted by my friend Meg at Green With Decor. My contribution is these colorful Rainbow Sand Art Terrariums!
Can’t you imagine a leprechaun finding his pot of gold in these sweet sand art terrariums?
Supplies Needed for Rainbow Sand Art Terrariums
This post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure policy for more information. Also, many thanks to ACTÍVA Products for providing the colored sand I used in this post. The project and opinions are all my own.
- ACTÍVA Products Scenic Sand colored sand – the 6 color multipack is perfect for this and much less expensive than buying the sand colors separately! If you also want pink sand, you can buy that separately.
- Gold glitter
- Faux succulents
- Clear glass vases
- Optional embellishments: shamrock floral picks, paper straw, washi tape
- Optional: long stick to create patterns in the sand
How to Make Rainbow Sand Art Terrariums
This project is pretty self-explanatory. I poured colored sand in rainbow colors into clear glass vases, layering the sand in different amounts and moving the containers around slightly to vary the height of each layer of sand within the containers.
To make these terrariums extra rainbow-like (kind of like my DIY Rainbow Candle Holders), I poured chunky gold glitter on top of the sand once all of the layers were poured in.
In the taller vase, I then used a long stick to poke along the edges of the glass. This created some patterns in the sand that looked kind of cool!
Finally, I popped fake succulents into the containers. In one of them I made a little flag with washi tape and a paper straw, and in another I put a shamrock floral pick for extra St. Patrick’s Day festiveness!
See how easy and fun this project is? I love how colorful it is! If you like it, too, please “pin” it to share!