DIY Geometric Glass Terrarium with Faux Plants

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Learn how to create your own DIY geometric glass terrarium filled with faux plants! This easy tutorial will walk you through the steps to creating your own unique terrarium arrangement for your next home accent piece – all without the worry of watering and maintaining your plants.

DIY geometric glass terrarium! Learn how to create your own DIY geometric glass terrarium filled with faux plants! This easy tutorial will walk you through the steps to creating your own unique terrarium arrangement for your next home accent piece - all without the worry of watering and maintaining your plants.

I’ve been wanting to create my own faux terrarium for some time as I have a particularly poor green thumb. I’ve been known to overwater succulents and underwater houseplants so I tend to stick to throwing wildflower seeds about outside when it comes to planting.

I also wanted a terrarium for a rather dim room in my home which never seems to work out in my favor. So rather than buy a live terrarium I decided to create my own custom DIY geometric glass terrarium using rocks, orchid bark, preserved moss and fake flowers.

DIY geometric glass terrarium! Learn how to create your own DIY geometric glass terrarium filled with faux plants! This easy tutorial will walk you through the steps to creating your own unique terrarium arrangement for your next home accent piece - all without the worry of watering and maintaining your plants.

I kind of winged this project as I’d never tried creating a terrarium using fake plants with no dirt to root them into. But I ended up being pleased with how pretty my DIY geometric glass terrarium turned out in the end.

DIY geometric glass terrarium! Learn how to create your own DIY geometric glass terrarium filled with faux plants! This easy tutorial will walk you through the steps to creating your own unique terrarium arrangement for your next home accent piece - all without the worry of watering and maintaining your plants.

Ready to dive in and make your own beautiful terrarium that never dies? Keep reading to learn how. However, keep in mind that this is YOUR project. So be sure to try materials and preserved plants that speak to you and fit your own personal creative taste!

DIY geometric glass terrarium! Learn how to create your own DIY geometric glass terrarium filled with faux plants! This easy tutorial will walk you through the steps to creating your own unique terrarium arrangement for your next home accent piece - all without the worry of watering and maintaining your plants.

DIY Geometric Glass Terrarium

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Materials Needed:

Quality Growers The Moss Collection Preserved Moss (or SuperMoss Preserved Moss Mix)
Orchid Bark or similar
small rocks or pebbles
geometric glass terrarium, of choice
green floral foam
strong multi-surface glue that dries clear
faux flower stem(s)
skewer or chopstick
scissors and/or knife

Directions:

Once you’ve shopped for and gathered your materials you’re ready to get started!

Learn how to create your own DIY geometric glass terrarium filled with faux plants! This easy tutorial will walk you through the steps to creating your own unique terrarium arrangement for your next home accent piece - all without the worry of watering and maintaining your plants.

You should be able to find most if not all of the elements needed for your DIY geometric glass terrarium at your local craft store in the floral section. If this option isn’t available to you, you can easily find the items you need online.

Learn how to create your own DIY geometric glass terrarium filled with faux plants! This easy tutorial will walk you through the steps to creating your own unique terrarium arrangement for your next home accent piece - all without the worry of watering and maintaining your plants.

You’ll begin by cutting down your block of green floral foam.  (I used a wet foam block as this worked better for my purpose.) Cut the block so it’s about a half an inch high. Then cut the edges into a shape that fits inside of your geometric glass terrarium.

You can do this by placing the terrarium on top of the foam block and tracing a line around it. Then using a knife cut the block slightly smaller than the opening in your terrarium. You want it small enough that you can get the foam block into the terrarium after you’ve glued the elements onto the top and sides.

Now spread glue across the top of the floral foam.

Learn how to create your own DIY geometric glass terrarium filled with faux plants! This easy tutorial will walk you through the steps to creating your own unique terrarium arrangement for your next home accent piece - all without the worry of watering and maintaining your plants.

Once you have the glue in place, tear off a section of the moss and gently press it onto the foam.

Clip smaller sections of flowers or buds from the faux flower stem you’ve chosen to use and position them around and in between the moss, pressing the stems into the floral foam to keep them in place.

DIY geometric glass terrarium! Learn how to create your own DIY geometric glass terrarium filled with faux plants! This easy tutorial will walk you through the steps to creating your own unique terrarium arrangement for your next home accent piece - all without the worry of watering and maintaining your plants.

Follow this some of the orchid bark, gluing it onto the floral foam as desired. Then, repeat this process with more moss, flowers and bark on the top and sides of the floral foam to suit using more glue as needed.

DIY geometric glass terrarium! Learn how to create your own DIY geometric glass terrarium filled with faux plants! This easy tutorial will walk you through the steps to creating your own unique terrarium arrangement for your next home accent piece - all without the worry of watering and maintaining your plants.

Repeat until the entire foam block is covered.

DIY geometric glass terrarium! Learn how to create your own DIY geometric glass terrarium filled with faux plants! This easy tutorial will walk you through the steps to creating your own unique terrarium arrangement for your next home accent piece - all without the worry of watering and maintaining your plants.

If desired you can also glue rocks as well to the top of the arrangement.

Once you are satisfied with the arrangement, allow the glue to dry.

DIY geometric glass terrarium! Learn how to create your own DIY geometric glass terrarium filled with faux plants! This easy tutorial will walk you through the steps to creating your own unique terrarium arrangement for your next home accent piece - all without the worry of watering and maintaining your plants.

Once the glue on the arrangement for your DIY geometric glass terrarium has dried, place some glue on the bottom of the terrarium. Then carefully place the floral and moss arrangement inside the terrarium on top of the glue, gently pressing it into place.

Finally, add a mix of orchid bark and rocks around the arrangement in the bottom of the terrarium to surround the foam block with your moss and floral arrangement. Use a skewer or a chopstick to move rocks and bark into empty spaces and desired locations.

DIY geometric glass terrarium! Learn how to create your own DIY geometric glass terrarium filled with faux plants! This easy tutorial will walk you through the steps to creating your own unique terrarium arrangement for your next home accent piece - all without the worry of watering and maintaining your plants.

Use glass cleaner and a clean cloth to clean up any fingerprints, debris or glue that may have gotten onto the glass of your terrarium. And that’s it! Your DIY geometric glass terrarium is complete!

DIY geometric glass terrarium! Learn how to create your own DIY geometric glass terrarium filled with faux plants! This easy tutorial will walk you through the steps to creating your own unique terrarium arrangement for your next home accent piece - all without the worry of watering and maintaining your plants.

Now all that’s left is to display your new geometric glass terrarium in you home!

DIY geometric glass terrarium! Learn how to create your own DIY geometric glass terrarium filled with faux plants! This easy tutorial will walk you through the steps to creating your own unique terrarium arrangement for your next home accent piece - all without the worry of watering and maintaining your plants.

These faux terrariums make lovely accent pieces for bookshelves and coffee tables with no need to worry about lighting!

DIY Succulent Container Garden! Learn how to make your own DIY succulent container garden. Not only do these succulent container gardens make a beautiful home accent piece both indoors or out, but they are also extremely low maintenance! In fact, my succulents tend to fare best when I forget to water them.

If you liked this project for making a DIY geometric glass terrarium with faux plants, then you may also enjoy my tutorial for my DIY succulent container garden. Or for more gardening projects, be sure to follow my Gardening Pinterest board. You can also find inspiration for designing your terrarium on my Terrarium Lust Pinterest board.

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DIY Pumpkin Spice Air Freshener & Fall Home Decor Project

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DIY Pumpkin Spice Air Freshener and Fall Home Decor

These DIY pumpkin spice air fresheners not only lend a fabulous fragrance to your space, they also serve as beautiful homemade fall home decor! You can make your own with a few simple tools and supplies that can be reused again and again in future projects.

DIY Fall Spice Air Fresheners

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

What you need:

White Activa Plus Natural Self Hardening Clay
Wilton Silicone Mold, of choice
8-Piece Pottery Tool Kit
Savoir Faire French School Opaque Watercolor Gouache Set or similar
Matte Clear Acrylic Sealer Aerosol Spray
Pumpkin Spice Fragrance Oil
Paint Brushes
Ribbon or Rafia

Instructions:

How to Make DIY Pumpkin Spice Air Fresheners for your fall home decor!

Begin by kneading the clay in your hands until soft then press it into the cavities of your mold. Fill halfway for thicker shapes or 1/4th of the way for thinner shapes. If your clay is too hard, add a small amount of water to the clay then knead again.

(Note: The original Wilton leaf and pumpkin silicone mold I used for this project is not longer available online. However, they do have a great pumpkin silicone mold as well as this fun leaf and acorn silicone mold.)

How to Make DIY Pumpkin Spice Air Fresheners for your fall home decor!

Allow your pumpkin and leaf shapes to harden in the mold until they are leather like, but not fully dry. Gently remove each of the shapes for your air fresheners from the cavities of the mold.

How to Make DIY Pumpkin Spice Air Fresheners for your fall home decor!

Clean up the edges and top of the pumpkin and leaf shapes using your modeling tools. Repeat for all of your shapes until you’ve reached your desired look.

How to Make DIY Pumpkin Spice Air Fresheners for your fall home decor!

Use your needle tool to cut a hole into each of the pumpkin and leaf shapes you’ve made. This will allow you to hang them. Now allow your shapes to dry until fully hardened and the clay turns a grayish-white.

Painting diy pumpkin spice air fresheners and fall home decor

Now use your watercolors to paint your pumpkin and leaf shapes in fall colors on the tops and sides, but not the bottom. Allow the paint to dry.

Sealing DIY pumpkin spice air fresheners with acrylic sealer

Now take your pumpkins and leaves outside and place on newspaper or cardboard. Spray each of the shapes evenly on the tops and sides with your clear acrylic sealer. Don’t spray the bottoms.

DIY Pumpkin Spice Air Fresheners and Fall Home Decor Tutorial

Now use a wide paint brush to paint the fragrance oil onto the back of each of the air fresheners. (You can also use a blend of natural clove, cinnamon and ginger essential oils in lieu of the fragrance oil.) Allow to dry then repeat as desired until you reach desired strength or the air fresheners will no longer hold anymore fragrance. Now hang anywhere in your home or in your car and enjoy!

Homemade Melt and Pour Fall Soap Recipes for Pumpkin and Leaf Shaped Soaps

Once you’ve finished this project you can use your mold again to make these easy melt and pour leaf and pumpkin shaped fall soaps! Learn how here.

Homemade Natural Vanilla and Pumpkin Spice Salt Scrub Recipe

For more fall inspired pumpkin spice projects be sure to check out these other DIY’s and recipes: DIY Pumpkin Spice Room Spray, Homemade Apple & Pumpkin Spice Lotion Recipe, Natural Vanilla & Pumpkin Spice Salt Scrub Recipe, Homemade Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Recipe, Homemade Pumpkin Soap RecipeDIY Pumpkin Massage Candle, DIY Fall Spice Sugar Scrub Recipe, and DIY Perfect Pumpkin Salt Scrub Recipe with Printable Labels.

Discover even more by following me on Pinterest. You can also keep up with all of my new bath and body recipes, homemade soap recipes, and DIY craft projects by following Soap Deli News blog on Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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DIY Terrarium Magnets

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Easy DIY Terrarium Magnets for Your Fridge!

I’ve been trying a lot of new DIY projects out recently, some with success and some that were so dismal I hid them in my craft box afterwards. As it turns out many crafts actually do require some skill and/or practice to get them just right – even those of us who were fine art majors in college. I’ve always known I don’t have steady enough hands for making jewelry, but apparently metal stamping and glass etching are not my forte either. However, this adorable project for making your own DIY Terrarium Magnets is definitely one craft project that everyone can make regardless of whether you were born with a Mod Podge and glitter embellished silver spoon in your proverbial craft gene.

I purchased the DIY Terrarium Magnet Kit for this particular project from Darby Smart to avoid having to hunt down supplies from various sources. My handy dandy super awesome sometimes assistant, Hunter, then helped me pull it all together. Here’s how it’s done.

Easy DIY Terrarium Magnets

What you’ll need:

Sheet of Plastic Film
3 Open Faced Magnetic Tins (3.5″ diameter)
Stone White Gravel
E6000 Glue
Preserved Green Reindeer Moss
3 Air Plants
Sharpie Marker
Scissors

What to do:

DIY Terrarium Magnets - Step One

Begin by placing the lid of a magnetic tin on the plastic sheet. use a Sharpie marker to trace around both the inside and outside of the tin.

DIY Terrarium Magnets - Step One

Repeat this step for each terrarium magnet you want to make.

DIY Terrarium Magnets - Step Two

Using scissors cut the circle shapes out of the plastic sheet by cutting in between the two lines you drew for each circle. Cut the circles in half. Use the glue to glue the plastic inside the open faced lid for each tin and allow to dry.

DIY Terrarium Magnets - Step Three

Place the gravel, moss and an air plant into the base of the tin arranging the rocks on the bottom with the moss and air plant on top.

DIY Terrarium Magnets - Step Four

Now screw the lid of the terrarium onto the base so that the plastic half circle you glued to the inside of the lid covers the bottom half of the tin where the rocks and moss are.

Easy DIY Terrarium Magnets

And that’s it! Your project is complete. Now just stick your DIY terrarium magnets on your fridge or to any other metal surface you’d like so you can show them off. Be sure to keep your air plants “watered” by misting or immersing the air plants in water once a week.

You can currently buy this DIY Terrarium Magnets Kit from Darby Smart for just $19 with free shipping. It has everything you need to make three terrarium magnets to perk up your home or office decor.

Interested in crafting a live moss terrarium? Then check out this Moss Terrarium DIY by Jacie of Moss Love as well as this cool DIY for a Living Terrarium Necklace. And for more fun ideas for craft projects be sure to follow my Jonesing for Crafts board on Pinterest!


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DIY Moss Terrarium

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Hello, lovely readers! It’s Jacie from Moss Love here – I create ready-made, DIY and wearable terrariums using live moss, air plants and marimo moss balls. I’m excited to help you make your own beautiful moss terrarium!

DIY Moss Terrariums from Jacie of Moss Love Terrariums

One of the best things about these is they don’t need direct sunlight like your typical house plant – so places that normally don’t see any greenery are in luck! Your desk at the office and that corner of your kitchen that doesn’t get sun are in for a makeover. Another bonus: they are super easy to take care of.

How to Make a DIY Moss Terrarium

SUPPLIES:

Moss Love Terrarium DIY Kit - The Perfect Gift for the DIY-er

You will need:

  • a clear glass jar with a lid
  • rinsed and dried gravel or rocks (larger rocks can be used in larger jars)
  • dried sphagnum peat moss
  • peat moss soil
  • live moss (purchased or collected yourself)
  • polished rocks, colored gravel or glass, etc. for surface landscaping
  • a miniature habitant (the possibilities are endless…)

AND…ACTION!

How to Make Beautiful DIY Moss Terrariums for Homemade Gifts for Home Accent Pieces

  1. First note to remember: you are going to want to leave the upper half (or more) of your jar open so your moss gets enough air. You may be tempted to add a lot of rocks (they are a fun layer to see through the glass), but halt! Unless you are working with a tall or large jar, you only need enough rocks for small drops of water to drain into (check my terrariums out for example photos). Gently add them to your jar.
  2. Add sheet moss for filtration – push to flatten. This keeps the soil in place – use just enough so there are no holes for soil to fall through.
  3. Add soil. Build it up on one side if you’d like a hill!
  4. Add your moss – break it into smaller pieces if you’d like to play with mixes of height and texture. Push it lightly onto the soil.
  5. Fill empty spots with polished stones, colored gravel or glass (I like to use blue for “water”), etc.
  6. Add your habitant and watch your little world come to life!

CARE

First time only: mist with water until soil starts to dampen (be sure to stop there – you don’t want too much water). Let the water evaporate off the sides of the jar, then add your lid.

After that: Mist lightly every 3 weeks (if dry). Avoid direct sun. Bright indoor light or indirect sun is best. If excess drops build up on glass, remove the lid to evaporate, then replace. It is important that sitting water isn’t left in the terrarium as this can lead to mold. When in doubt, dry it out (hey – that rhymes!).

 ALL TOGETHER NOW

Moss Love DIY Terrarium Kit - Great Handmade Gift Idea for Kids and DIY-ers

I also offer DIY Kits with all the fixings as well as individual habitants if you want the materials easily in one go. Make one for a friend, or give them a kit to create one themselves!

xJacie


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Handmade Wood Tree Branch Shelf DIY

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Handmade Wood Tree Branch Shelf DIY

My favorite homemade Christmas gift this year was this handmade wood tree branch shelf that my son made for me. I actually had discovered a similar handmade white birch forest wall shelf via etsy and pointed out to my son how awesome it was and that I’d love to have one made for me. He didn’t disappoint. It’s perfect for holding a few books and knick knacks. I added a felt rose brooch I had to the tree branches to personalize it and give it a pop of color. I think these would look super cute with several of these grouped together either in a square format or stacked vertically.

To make your own you’ll need two 18″ L x  3.5″ W boards for the top and bottom of the shelf and one 10.5″ L x 3.5″ W for the side. (You can probably get a large home improvement store to cut the boards for you if you don’t have access to a power saw of some type.) Then cut an assortment of three tree branches so they are 10.5″ tall and piece it all together with a bit of wood glue and finishing nails. Customize the final look by staining or painting the wood to suit.

For more great home accessory and home decor ideas that you can buy as well as DIY, be sure to follow my For the Home board on Pinterest.


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