Build a Snowman Terrarium

Add a hint of non-traditional greenery to your Christmas decor this year. A pom-pom snowman and a pretty succulent Christmas tree look right at home in an adorable ornament terrarium. Plus, see more ideas for decorating with succulents!

This snowman terrarium can solve many Christmas decorating dilemmas. Is your Christmas tree still looking a little bare? Does your mantle need a lively touch? Is your holiday centerpiece just missing something? Snowman terrarium! Felt balls, and sheets of felt, are available at most local crafts stores. But, if the weather outside is just too frightful, all of the supplies are also available online.

Try another Christmas terrarium.

What You'll Need:

  • Terrarium
  • Felt poms
  • Felt sheets in assorted colors
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue
  • Artificial snow
  • Succulents
  • Christmas embellishments

Step 1: Build a pom-pom snowman

The first step to creating a snowman terrarium: build a snowman! Stack and hot glue three felt poms to create a basic snowman structure; if you're working with a smaller terrarium, make a two-pom snowman. When the snowman is assembled, use bright felt pieces to decorate it. Cut and glue a small triangle of orange felt to create a carrot nose, and use a thin strip of felt to create a tiny scarf.

Step 2: Arrange the terrarium

Start building your pretty winter scene by covering the base of a hanging terrarium with artificial snow. Add a collection of green succulents to resemble Christmas trees; talk to your local garden store to find out which succulents will work best for this project. You'll want to use succulents that require little to no water. If you're using succulents that do require misting or watering, consider using white sand rather than artificial snow. Place the succulents in the terrarium first, toward the back, and nestle the pom-pom snowman in the artificial snow. Add Christmas embellishments if desired, and then hang on the tree or display your winter scene on a mantel. 

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