How to Make a Terrarium

Posted on March 16th, 2012 by Tonia 3 Comments

A few of you asked about the terrarium sitting on our bookshelf. It was a Christmas gift from a friend, and has added a much-welcome burst of greenery to our living-room this winter.

Our neighbors Sarah and Bob also gifted us a homemade terrarium for Christmas, made out of a recycled olive oil bottle and filled with rocks and moss from our property.

My parents visited recently and, after noticing our two beauties, began chuckling about how popular terrariums were back in the ’70s. What a wonderful reminder that spring will return- a miniature garden in a bottle! We just need about five more of them, and then no area of our house will be without one!

If you’d like a terrarium- or five- of your very own, check out this tutorial.


  1. FMIL says:

    Haha, yes, I was “terrarium-ed out” after the ’70s! But Sarah and Bob did an AWESOME job on this one. So pretty, and peaceful. It definitely makes me want another. Do I see a terrarium crafting party in our future?

  2. Hannah Lynne says:

    Such a fun project! One that I have been wanting to do for a long time!

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