How to Make a Mini Fox for Your Terrarium

Give yourself a special place to grow. We show you how with easy, low-maintenance terrariums filled with tiny, magical details.

Enchanted Forest

Create a magical forest with easy-to-grow plants nestled in a metal tray. Shape mini mushrooms from clay and wire, poke them into the moss-covered soil, and add a cute clay fox and paper butterflies to the scene.

Materials

  • Oven-bake clay: white (such as Sculpey)
  • Acrylic paint: rust, white, black
  • Artist's brushes
  • High-gloss decoupage medium (such as Mod Podge)

Step 1

Tear off three pea-size balls of clay; shape two into triangular-shape ears and one into an oval nose. Pull off a piece of clay and roll a 3/4" wide, 1" long tube; taper one end slightly and flatten ends for the body. Pull off a piece of clay and roll a narrow, slightly tapered, 1" tube for tail.

Step 2

Press wide end of tail onto side of body. Shape end of tail by tapering it to a point and sculpting it so tail curls upward. Blend base of tail into body with fingertips. 

Step 3

Press ears onto top of head and sculpt into points. Blend base of ears into head. Press nose onto face and shape into point; blend into face.

Step 4

Bake fox according to clay manufacturer's specifications. Let cool. 

Step 5

Paint fox rust, leaving chest, cheeks, tip of tail, and tips of ears unpainted. Paint unpainted areas white. Let dry. Using a small artist's brush, paint lines for eyes and tip of nose black. Let dry. 

Step 6

Brush high-gloss decoupage medium onto fox. Let dry. 

Create a Mini Succulent Garden

Plant a charming little succulent landscape accessorized with tiny garden accessories.

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