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Here at 46 & Spruce, we’re always looking for inspiration and searching for the most creative and unique DIY terrarium ideas to share with you. From browsing Pinterest to checking in on our favorite creative bloggers, there’s no shortage of amazing DIY terrarium ideas online. But with so many sources of creative ideas—and so little time— it can be overwhelming trying to hone in on a favorite project to try at home. To help narrow down the inspiration, today we’re sharing seven DIY terrarium ideas we’re currently loving.

diy terrarium ideas

  1. DIY Terrarium Mobile via Gimme Some Oven

With a simple supplies list including bakers twine, a basic embroidery hoop and four hanging terrariums, this DIY terrarium is simple to create and makes a big impact in your home. Ali from Gimme Some Oven opted for faux plants in her terrarium mobile, but you could always go with real air plants or succulents if you want to exercise your green thumb.

  1. Coffee Pot Terrarium via A Charming Project

Have you ditched your old-fashioned coffee pot in favor of a single-serve coffee maker? Rather than letting your old glass coffee pot collect dust, put it to good use and create a DIY terrarium! Enid from A Charming Project used her coffee pot terrarium to house lonantha Fuego and green Tilandsia air plants, but you could plant anything in your coffee pot terrarium.

Love this idea, but don’t have a glass coffee pot? Our DIY Terrarium Kit includes everything you need to get started, including a stylish glass vessel!

  1. Ornament Terrariums via Little Big

With the holidays coming up, here’s a DIY terrarium idea that makes a great gift or a perfect way to add a little DIY to your own holiday décor. Simply use a clear plastic ornament, or our Floating Orb Garden Kit, as a vessel to house a miniature living garden. Add your terrarium ornament to your Christmas tree.

ornament diy terrariums

  1. Beachy Air Plant Mini Garden Terrarium via Sustain My Craft Habit

If you often find yourself dreaming of warm sands and crashing waves, then here’s a DIY terrarium idea that will transport you to the beach. This idea by Sustain My Craft Habit involves placing air plants—which mimic beach grass—on sand and using beachy fairy garden accessories, which you can find at your local craft store or hobby shop.

beachy diy terrarium

  1. DIY Indoor Water Garden via The Merrythought

When Caitlin from The Merrythought saw aquatic plants at the pet store, she was instantly inspired to create a simple indoor water garden. This DIY terrarium idea requires only a few inexpensive components, and it’s easy to create with a few simple steps. Your DIY indoor water garden will fare best in a shadier spot of your home, making it perfect for those tricky spots in the house that don’t receive a lot of sunshine.

  1. DIY Succulent Sand Art Terrariums via Design Improvised

Here’s a stylish and modern take on your favorite childhood craft! Whether you want to go bright and bold with pinks and blues—or au naturale with whites and taupes—DIY sand art terrariums are a perfect way to get creative and have a little fun. Plus, they’re inexpensive and simple to make! Simply add layers of sand in your choice colors to your vessel and then place real air plants or faux succulents on top.

terrarium sand art

  1. Repurposed Baking Tin Terrarium via Grillo Designs

Do you have any baking tins that go unused? Medina from Grillo Designs creatively repurposed a round cake pan by transforming it into a sleek and modern hanging herb planter. To create this yourself, all you have to do is cut a sheet of polymer plastic, found at your hardware store, to fit the opening of your cake pan. Use this baking tin terrarium to grow your favorite kitchen herbs!


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