Incredible DIY Terrarium Ideas

Terrariums have become hugely popular lately. If you're interested in creating your own capsule of green, check out these incredible terrarium ideas plus instructions for making your own. Bring some greenery into your life with these beautiful terrarium ideas…

Asian-themed Terrarium

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For a bit of Eastern influence for your terrarium, this scene works perfectly.

Hanging Terrarium

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Terrariums don't have to be confined to the tabletop.

Desert Terrarium

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Succulents and sand make the perfect desert-themed terrarium.

Water Terrarium

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Don't assume terrariums need to be a dry affair, either. In this case an aquatic plant makes a beautiful scene.

Terrarium with Orchid

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Orchids grow really well in the humid conditions of a terrarium, and look stunning.

Hurricane Lantern Terrarium

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Think outside the jar when choosing your terrarium container. Cheap hurricane lanterns make a great easy option.

Spice Jar Terrarium

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Even old spice jars look incredible!

Sea Shell Terrarium

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Sea shells bring a coastal vibe, and while it's not a traditional terrarium there are a lot of plants (particularly succulents) that will grow well with out the help of the glass micro-climate.

Hobbit-Inspired Terrarium

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For Lord of the Rings fans, this Hobbit-themed terrarium is sure to impress!

Terrarium Necklace from Pocket Watches

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One of the more creative terrariums are these adorable necklaces made from old pocket watches.

Sculptural Terrariums

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By using a sculptural glass jar, you can really make an unusual and beautiful terrarium.

Terrarium Meets Bonsai Meets Farmyard

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This terrarium has it all -- a bonsai, lush green moss and an adorable sheep to make it farmyard themed. Very cute.

Butterfly Terrarium

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Add a couple of preserved butterflies to your terrarium to create a beautiful scene.

Open Top Terrarium

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A lot of terrariums have an open top like this. The more humidity your plants require, the more important it is to keep the container sealed.

Coffee Press Terrarium

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What a clever idea! An old coffee press it the perfect vessel for a mini terrarium.

Wardian Case Terrarium

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Wardian Cases are the traditional containers for terrariums, dating back to the Victorian era. This example proves they're still a classic choice.

Crystal Palace Terrarium

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Inspired by the Crystal Palace, this terrarium looks elegant unique, just like the real original.

Dinosaur Terrariums

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Jurassic Park lovers can now create their own miniature park -- terrarium-style!

Miniature Teacup Terrarium

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Even a tea cup can make a cute miniature garden.

Air Plant Wall Hanging

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Not really a terrarium, but a good way to bring a bit of low-maintenance greenery into the house.

Geodesic Dome Terrarium

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Geodesic domes are awesome. Geodesic domes with terrariums in them are incredible!

Mini Terrarium

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Sometimes smaller is better. Terrariums are one of those things.

Conservatory Themed Terrarium

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One part single room dolls house, one part terrarium. I can't be sure the plants are actually real, but it's a great idea!

Unicorn Terrarium

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Now you can have a real-live (fake) unicorn in your lounge. Admire the magical beast in its natural (fake) habitat.

Buddha Terrarium

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Zen out with this Buddha-inspired terrarium.

DIY Terrarium Instructions

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And, now you're inspired, some beautifully illustrated DIY instructions for your new terrarium.

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