DIY Terrarium Tutorial

As you lovelies know, I won a giveaway from A Farm Girl’s Life, a dream come true, and made a terrarium out of it. I can’t thank her enough for making my dreams come true, and now I’m here to show you lovelies how to make your very own! Enjoy!

To start with, you want to find a suitable container to serve as your terrarium. If you plan on piling on different layers of things, or you want to use a particularly tall centerpiece such as a votive candle, you’ll want to use a traditional mason jar or something similar.

Image source                                            Photo credit goes to Brit + Co.

However, if you plan on using a relatively flat centerpiece, a more circular or dome-like container would look better.

Photo credit goes to Brit + Co.

I went with the several different layers look, so I used a mason jar alternative, and the key is to fill your jar so that nothing gets crushed or steals all the attention.

This is how I placed my decorations from bottom-up:

  • Decorative rocks (you can buy some here or pillage them from your backyard)
  • Faux moss (you can buy it from here or here)
  • White sand (I pillaged it from my backyard but you can buy it from here or here)
  • Dirt (if you can’t pillage this….you can get some potting soil from here or here)
  • Clay decorations (you can buy them from Allison here or make your own using this oven bake clay)
  • Don’t forget to tie a pretty bow on top! Unless bows aren’t your thing. I’m not judging.

And there you have it! Your very own terrarium in a jar! I hope you lovelies enjoyed this tutorial and are able to do something with it. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to ask in the comments below. I’ll do my best to answer them! Do any of you lovelies plan on making some terrariums for the holiday season? Did this post inspire you? Let me know!

~Live boundless.

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23 thoughts on “DIY Terrarium Tutorial

  1. My kids showed me a video about sealed bottle gardens and I thought it was so cool, I wanted to make my own.

    I bought the glass candy jar from the thrift store for $1, all the soil and plants (some might say weeds) are from my yard. I did buy the tiny ceramic rabbit, too. It’s not as picturesque as the ones you showed here. But it is a fun little project and I do think that pretty ones would make a lovely gift.

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