Easy DIY Terrarium Magnets for Your Fridge!

DIY Terrarium Magnets

July 10, 2014
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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 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 Clear Plastic Film
3 Open Faced Magnetic Tins (3.5″ diameter)
Stone White Gravel
E6000 Glue
Preserved Green Reindeer Moss
3 Air Plants
Sharpie Marker

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.

These DIY terrarium magnets are the perfect home accessory 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. And for more fun ideas for craft projects be sure to follow DIY Craft Projects board on Pinterest!


  • diane

    July 10, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Awesome idea.
    Thanks for sharing!!!

    diane @ thoughts and shots

  • Zylo

    July 17, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Oh, I love this idea so much! What a great way to make a mini-terrarium!

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