Adorable Terrarium Projects Made in Minutes

Create incredible terrariums with secondhand scores, adorable miniatures, and whimsical add-ons. Best of all, these clever projects can be made in minutes and easily integrated into your decor.

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Bundt Pan Terrarium

Secondhand finds make for fabulous home decor, and vintage bakeware is no exception. In just a few minutes, we repurposed a thrifted copper Bundt pan into an unexpectedly beautiful terrarium fairy garden. Watch the video above to see how it's made!

How to Make a Bundt Pan Terrarium

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Ornamental Orbs

Use wire to string colorful tiny terrariums in a window as lively light catchers. Nestle a small houseplant in a clear glass vase, then add layers of potting mix, horticultural charcoal, and colored gravel or sand to cover the roots. Glass marbles bring glimmer to each tiny garden; fairy garden accents add interest.

Terrarium Lantern

Perfect for an indoor or outdoor arrangement, this colorful lantern packed with petite blooms can turn a lackluster entry or tabletop into a cheery sight. With a few simple supplies, you can (and should) steal this look for your own space.

Naturalistic Open Terrarium

Bring a touch of woodland whimsy to an end table with an open terrarium design. Surround small pots of African violets with a grapevine wreath and enclose with pussy willow stems for a natural look filled with drama.

Doodled Design

For an easy way to embellish plain glass dishes, look to colorful paint pens and markers. A freehand herringbone design on the base of a terrarium adds playful interest while keeping cacti front and center.

Beach in a Bottle

Conjure fond memories of warm sand, rolling tides, and sunny days spent seaside with a beach-theme terrarium. Pebbles, sand, driftwood, and tufts of greenery establish the scene for a miniature display set inside an apothecary jar.

Whimsical Hangers

Draw attention to your greenery with whimsical plant hangers suspended from the ceiling. Try an old-made-new favorite, macrame, or attach paper butterflies to twine for a soaring statement.

How to Make a Macrame Hanger

Sand Art

All the '90s feels will come rushing back with this sand art project. Layer three colors of sand in a glass container before topping it off with an air plant and an adorable critter. Experiment with seashells, crystals, and miniature mix-ins for a delightfully quirky display.

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