10 DIY Terrariums for Every Season

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    Creative Terrarium Ideas

    Terrariums aren't just for those with green thumbs. While it's true that the obvious purpose of making a terrarium is to grow plants that enjoy a humid environment, these days they are filled with all sorts of things, including artificial plants and birds, and other miniature items to create vignettes that reflect any season.  

    To begin, select a glass vessel of some sort, such as a mason jar, wide-mouthed vase, apothecary jar or hurricane. Here are some of our favorite out-of-the-box containers to use as a terrarium.

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    Spice Tin Mini Terrarium


    Spice tins make adorable mini terrariums you can hang on the fridge. They are a small, simple and easy project that anyone can tackle. They also make great gifts!

    Spice Tin Terrarium from Ruffled Blog

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    Lantern Terrarium

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    Persia Lou

    Lanterns that have been spray painted gold give your terrarium a glam look! The gold color looks fabulous in winter or summer. Change out the types of plants depending on the season.

    Lantern Terrarium from Persia Lou

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    Coffee Pot Terrarium

    A coffee pot? Who would have thought this little project would be so cute? If you have an old coffee pot laying around, repurpose it with some adorable succulents!

    Coffee Pot Terrarium from A Charming Project

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    Butterfly Terrarium

    This super simple bell jar uses a simple branch and small faux butterflies. It's particularly perfect for the spring months but would look pretty all year round. 

    Butterfly Bell Jar from The Pin Junkie

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    Easter Terrarium

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    Home Made Modern

    Easter bunnies and pretty moss fill this beautiful glass jar. You can easily change out the items for the different season if you have a jar like this!

    Easter Terrarium from Home Made Modern

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    Beach Terrarium

    Finding Home

    Sea glass, shells, starfish and sand fill this beachy terrarium! You can also use things like driftwood or other beachy themed items. This is a perfect terrarium for the Summer months!

    Beach Terrarium from Finding Home

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    Beachy Succulents

    Centsational Style

    Here is another beautiful beachy themed terrarium. It's full of sand and beautiful green succulents. It uses a hurricane vase, but you can use any clear glass container! 

    Beachy Succulent Terrarium from Centsational Style

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    Earthy Terrarium

    Centsational Style

    This earthy terrarium is full of fresh succulents, moss and fresh earth. It looks very summery and fresh. You can easily use any clear glass container for this terrarium!

    Earthy Terrarium from Centsational Style

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    Fall Terrarium

    This adorable fall terrarium uses cute mini pumpkins and faux fall leaves. The colors are perfect for autumn. It's very easy to set up this seasonal terrarium and you can easily change out the items as the season changes!

    Fall Terrarium from The Inspired Room

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    Winter Terrariums

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    Nesting Place

    This adorable winter terrarium has little trees and a small winter village. Little trees or a winter scene would look adorable in any terrarium. Use epsom salts as the base, so that it looks like snow!

    Winter Terrarium from Nesting Place