DIY Terrarium

Hello lovelies! Today has been my favorite kind of day…a lazy day! My boyfriend’s birthday was yesterday so he took today off of work and spent all day at home! It’s been snowing and gloomy all day so whats better than craft time with your boyfriend?!

Jackson and I have found a love for building our own terrariums. We were walking around Hobby Lobby one day and found several fake plants available to create your own terrarium. We decided to put a little spin on ours however; instead of putting our terrarium in the typical glass container, we found something a little more suited to our style…


…which led us to this beauty!

So I figured I’d show ya’ll how we created this gorgeous home decoration!

DIY Terrarium

  • Materials: We try to fit 3-4 individual plants in each terrarium. Both Hobby Lobby and Michaels carries the plants you see above. They range from $0.99 to about $7.99 depending on the size and detail of the plant. We also bought the bag of moss from Hobby Lobby for about $5.99 and it can be used for several terrariums. Next we took a trip to Walmart to pick up Elmers Adhesive Spray, a glue gun, glue sticks for the glue gun, and the foam half-circles: all of which were under $5.00. We also picked out some stones from outside our house, however those are optional. We’ve made a couple with stones and a couple without, but I think it adds a natural vibe to say the least. Lastly, the container. We found a major love for lanterns. I have never seen a terrarium built into a lantern and I think that’s what makes ours so unique. The one’s pictured above were found at Walmart for $14.99 but we’ve also made it a habit to look for cute containers when thrifting because the greatest thing about a DIY terrarium is…YOU CAN DO WHATEVER THE HELL YOU WANT!
  • Step 1: First, by taking the materials above, spray the foam half-circle with the adhesive glue and start sticking the moss to the foam. Afterwards, take your moss-covered foam and hot glue it down to the bottom of your container. For this example, I placed the stones all around the moss to create a more natural look.
  • Step 2: This step is left up to your imagination. Take the plants you’ve bought and start placing them in the foam. DONT WORRY – if it doesn’t look good at first, try try again.

I wanted to share this crafty, fun activity with you all because for starters, its fun to create, but it also gives you a chance to personalize your own terrarium in your own style! And remember, keep your eyes on the look out when thrift shopping because one person’s trash is another’s treasure.

I hope you all have a beautiful rest of your day! If you have any questions regarding this activity, feel free to comment or send me a message under the “Contact Me” tab! 🙂

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