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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Easy No Maintenance DIY Terrarium

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This easy no maintenance DIY terrarium is a snap to make and is terrific for DIY wedding favors or stocking stuffer gifts! Learn how to make your own DIY terrarium now by clicking through to the tutorial at Soap Deli News blog!

This easy no maintenance DIY terrarium is not only a snap to make, but it’s also great for gifting! You can quickly and easily create these faux DIY terrariums in bulk to gift as DIY wedding favors or even as homemade stocking stuffers. And because it’s a faux terrarium you never have to worry about it dying! Keep reading to learn how.

This easy no maintenance DIY terrarium is not only a snap to make, but it's also great for gifting! And because it's a faux DIY terrarium it will never die!Faux DIY Terrarium

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

What you’ll need:

8 dram glass vials with a black phenolic cone lined cap (one for each terrarium)
small rocks, pebbles and/or stone white gravel
preserved chartreuse reindeer moss
craft miniature mushrooms from the floral department or similar
Jim Holtz idea-ology tag labels
tweezers or a pencil
baker’s twine
scissors

This easy no maintenance DIY terrarium is not only a snap to make, but it's also great for gifting! And because it's a faux DIY terrarium it will never die!

What to do:

Begin by twisting the ends of the two mushrooms together and up so they sit the desired height in the glass vial when placed inside.

Place a few small pebbles or stones in the bottom of the vial. Now add the mushrooms to the vial so the center of the stems are surrounded by the first layer of rocks. You can use tweezers to help you to position the mushrooms properly.

Now add some stone white gravel to the vial so it falls around the stems of the mushrooms. Add to desired height.

Next add some sand to the vial to suit.

This easy no maintenance DIY terrarium is a snap to make and is terrific for DIY wedding favors or stocking stuffer gifts! Learn how to make your own DIY terrarium now by clicking through to the tutorial at Soap Deli News blog!

Using your tweezers, add the reindeer moss to the vial. Position it around the mushrooms so the stems are no longer visible and the mushrooms appear to be growing out of the moss.

Finally, screw the lid onto your glass vial and the tag by tying it around the neck of the bottle with baker’s twine. And voilà, you’re done!

Note: You can buy these awesome little vials by the case at SKS Bottle & Packaging to easily make these a more cost effective DIY wedding favor gift or for bulk holiday stocking stuffer gifts. Don’t feel limited by the mushrooms and rocks though! You can customize your DIY terrariums in so many ways. Try using tiny fairies and glitter and stars for girls or any other exciting combination of materials.

You can also make these into magnets by using E6000 to glue a 1/4 x 1/16 neodymium magnet (also known as a rare earth magnet) to the back of each terrarium.

For more fabulous DIY terrarium ideas, be sure to follow my Terrarium Lust board on Pinterest. Or follow my Jonesing for Crafts Pinterest Board for more craft project ideas.

You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin’ and Tumblr,  Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram.

Starry DIY Snow Globe Ring & Homemade Christmas Gift Idea

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This fun starry DIY snow globe ring not only makes a great conversation piece but it also makes for a brilliant homemade Christmas gift idea!

DIY Snow Globe Ring Gift Idea! This starry DIY snow globe ring makes a fun and unique homemade Christmas gift!

You don’t need a lot of skill for this DIY jewelry project but you do need a little patience to set the star on the ring base and allow sufficient drying time before you try to “shake” things up.

Learn how to make these beautiful DIY snow globe rings for homemade Christmas gifts.

Starry DIY Snow Globe Ring

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What you’ll need:

Large clear glass globe antique bronze ring (33mm diameter globe/25mm diameter opening)
washi tape (to hold star in place while it dries)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mirrored Stars (most craft stores have these)
E6000 glue/craft adhesive
fine colored glitter of choice
glitter snow

How to make a starry DIY snow globe ring for Christmas.

What you do:

I was not able to find the glass globe rings locally at any of the three craft stores in my area so I purchased mine online from Ingredients for Lovely on Etsy as she’s based in the USA.

How to make a starry DIY snow globe ring for Christmas.

Begin by putting a small amount of E6000 glue inside the base of the ring avoiding the edge around the diameter. Dust lightly with glitter snow then place one of the largest of the stars from your mirrored stars pack in the very center of the ring base. Hold in place then gently apply washi tape to the ring to keep it standing straight up and down while it dries. Pop your ring into cone of baker’s twine or whatever’s handy to hold the ring up and keep it from falling.

How to make a starry DIY snow globe ring for Christmas.

Once the glue has dried carefully remove the washi tape. Apply more E6000 glue around the base of the star then sprinkle with more glitter snow. This will help to stabilize it further so it doesn’t come loose during wear.

How to make a starry DIY snow globe ring for Christmas.

Now add two or three of the smallest mirrored stars to the inside of the glass globe along with some glitter snow and a tiny bit of colored glitter. I used a fine blue glitter.

How to make a starry DIY snow globe ring for Christmas.

Now add a small amount of E6000 glue around the opening of the glass globe and press it onto the ring base. Wrap washi tape around the globe and onto the ring base to hold the two pieces together. Allow to dry completely.

This beautiful starry DIY snow globe ring makes a unique stocking stuffer gift idea for Christmas.

Once the glue has fully dried carefully remove the washi tape. And it’s done!

Make these starry DIY snow globe ring for the winter holidays.

Now all that’s left is to wear your creation! Shake it up to see the snow flutter and cling to different parts of the star and glass.

How to make a DIY terrarium ring.

You can also use the same jewelry components to make DIY terrarium rings. For this mushroom terrarium ring I used three mushroom miniatures from the floral department of my local craft store. I simply twisted the bottom wires together and circled them together then glued them to the ring base with E6000. Once dry I also glued some preserved reindeer moss to the moss to cover the wires before gluing on the globe. You could always add glitter to this one too!

How to make DIY snow globe rings.

You can discover 50 more fantastic DIY Christmas gifts for friends and family at Soap Deli News blog here.

Or for more DIY projects like this one as well as homemade soap recipes and bath and beauty DIY’s be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest. You can also find me on G+, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or follow me on Blog Lovin’ and Tumblr.

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Make Your Own DIY Terrarium

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Making your own DIY terrarium is both fun and easy. Suited for any skill level, these cute terrariums make lovely home accents as well as thoughtful homemade gift ideas

Making your own DIY terrarium is both fun and easy. Suited for any skill level, these cute terrariums make lovely home accents as well as thoughtful homemade gift ideas. You can find all the supplies you need with a little hunting. I found my sheet moss romping through the neighborhood after a rainy day while the remaining ingredients were discovered at my local craft and pet stores.

Make your own DIY terrarium to dress up a corner in your home or to give as a homemade gift!

DIY Terrarium

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

What you need:

glass jar
sheet moss
rocks
aquarium sand
dirt from the great outdoors
aquarium charcoal
craft miniatures

Make your own DIY terrarium to dress up a corner in your home or to give as a homemade gift!

What to do:

Start with a clean jar – I used bail jars in two different sizes that I found at Joanne’s for $1 and $1.49 each – and begin by putting a one inch layer of rocks in the bottom. Follow with a thin layer of charcoal to help keep your terrarium free of bacterial growth then add a thin layer of sand and then your soil. Top with sheet moss.

Now add your decorations. You can choose just about any miniature decorations you like. I found these tiny mushrooms in the floral department of the craft store.

Make your own DIY terrarium to dress up a corner in your home or to give as a homemade gift!

Now mist your new DIY terrarium lightly with water and close the lid of the jar. And that’s it!

Making your own DIY terrarium is both fun and easy. Suited for any skill level, these cute terrariums make lovely home accents as well as thoughtful homemade gift ideas

You can also add live garden snails to your terrarium for a more interesting eco-system. I actually thought I was adding empty snail shells to my DIY terrarium but it turned out they weren’t dead after all! After misting with water and sealing the terrarium I suddenly had two live snails crawling about my DIY terrarium the next day. Pretty neat, right? Especially since the shells had been sitting on my kitchen window sill for months.

For more great DIY ideas and projects as well as homemade bath and beauty recipes, follow my boards on Pinterest!

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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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