How To Make A Terrarium
The fool proof Guide to making a beautiful terrarium in 1 hour
Will's Book on Terrarium making is now available on amazon.com in Kindle Version.
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New project: A terrarium in a terrarium
We put together this fun little terrarium. It has moss, plants, and even origami butterflies. And one terrarium right inside the other. Fun and easy. I show you step by step. How to make a terrarium inside a terrarium
Make Terrarium Tweezers
Make a mini Greenhouse
Starting out plants or taking cuttings for plants is a great thing. And a mini home-made greenhouse is perfect for them. Here is a tutorial on how to make a mini greenhouse.
The History of the Terrarium - They were invented by a Man named Ward and in his honor terrariums are often called Wardian Cases. I also have a wonderful selection of Wardian Cases available from Amazon.com both in table top size and floor model: Wardian Cases
Make an Assassin's Creed Terrarium
Here is a wonderful terrarium in a fish bowl that has a theme from a video game.
The Cookie Jar Terrarium
A terrarium can be easy and fun just like this one inside a cookie jar. See a bigger picture and hear how Shirley made this terrarium: The cookie Jar terrarium
Make a Hobbit Terrarium
This is a fun little terrarium with Bag End of the Shire. I even have a tutorial on how to make the little hobbit hole. Make a Hobbit Terrarium
Make a Light Bulb Terrarium
Fun little project inside a household lightbulb. I show you how to open up the bulb and we use some amazing little lichen inside including pixie cups.
Tiny Glass Bottle Terrariums
Here are some tiny little terrariums made in tiny jars. They can even be hung on a necklace. Tutorial right here: Make tiny glass bottle terrariums
Make a Sand Terrarium ?
You might remember making sand sculptures in glass containers. A web visitor has taken this technique and created a terrarium out of it. You can use the sand to accentuate the beauty of the plants in the terrarium. See a bigger picture and read more about it here. Colored Sand Terrariums
New: A Venus Fly Trap Terrarium
Small Terrariums make great wedding giveaways
Here is a look at some great little terrariums that were given away at a wedding. Its a unique and wonderful idea. The wedding terrariums
A mason jar terrarium with mushrooms and fungi
Moss terrariums are wonderful in their simplicity and beauty. And you can often make one without spending a penny. Just collect up the moss from the outdoors. Add some small accents and they become a beautiful little world. I have some pictures here and a link to my tutorial on making them. Moss terrariums.
If you never made a terrarium this is a great place to start because it is easy and attractive.
Freeze your moss to store it
If you are not going to use all the moss you collected or bought you can freeze it to keep it long term. I have had some in the freezer for three months now. Freezing moss
The Necklace Terrarium!
Here is a fun little project submitted by a web visitor. It uses tiny little bottles for charms or apothecary. Fun little project and you can wear it as a necklace. Amazon sells all kinds of these little bottles. They are a lot of fun. This particular bottle comes with the cork and eye screw. Make a Necklace Terrarium
The Big Screen TV Terrarium!
How's this for a terrarium project! You know those big screen tv's that really don't see much use any more? Flat screens have replaced them. But you can still use one in another way - a terrarium! Great way to recycle something like this. This project was made by a web visitor and I have lots of pics and information about how he did this project. Gotta check this out!! The Big screen Terrarium
A Cloche Terrarium
Cloche and Bell Jar Terrariums have become very popular, and for good reason. They are beautiful and easy to care for. Here are some pictures of a cloche terrarium submitted by a web visitor. I also have a nice selection of Cloches and Bell Jars for you to check out.
The Enormous Fantasy Terrarium
Step into a magnificent Fantasy Terrarium World. This is a massive six foot terrarium and you have just got to check it out! The Big Fantasy Terrarium
Making a more artistic terrrarium
Get terrarium started with just a mason jar
Using old Jars and containers for a terrarium
A pair of Frog Terrariums/vivariums
Terrariums as a Classrooom Project
Mushroom Terrarium TimeLapse video
New: Terrarium Accents: I have a selection of miniature accents to add to your terrarium. And I have a few ideas that you might like including using crystals in your terrarium.
Fern in a bottle - the accidental terrarium
A Magnificent Wardian Case Terrarium
New: A new moss terrarium tutorial
This is an attractive and easy terrarium made with moss. I show you how to make one and how to care for it. How to make a moss terrarium
New: All About growing bonsai trees
I have started a new series of projects and a new section of my website all about the art of Bonsai. I have some tutorials, information and resources including books to buy. Check it out here: The Art of Bonsai
A Note from Will: If you are looking for living moss to make a terrarium or to add to your bonsai this is the perfect stuff. Living Terrarium Moss for Bonsai and terrarium making. Hirts Gardens now sells The perfect moss and it is available on Amazon.com I have ordered two of these and will fill you in on how they are.
Apothecary Jar Terrariums
Here are three wonderful terrariums made by a web visitor (Linda D.) Among other things she used peppermint plants and moss which make a wonderful combination. Check out more pictures and some advice here: The Apothecary terrariums
The Terrarium Room
Wouldn't this be great? It's like bringing a miniature exotic garden right into the house. It is no doubt a wonderful place to relax and find some quiet time and a little bit of communing with nature. Larger Picture and more here: The terrarium Room
New: Home made terrarium for a climbing plant
A web visitor made this terrarium for a climbing Hoya. It is a great example of how you can use a little bit of polycarbonate sheet to quickly make a custom terrarium for a plant or plants that require higher humidity or high heat. This is almost like a little greenhouse. The climbing plant terrarium
This type of terrarium is becoming very popular and a year ago you couldn't find this type of victorian glass bell jar cloche container. Now they are available on amazon.com I have a selection of some of the most popular ones here: Cloche Terrariums
A look at a tree frog terrarium/vivarium
A vivarium is a great way to make a terrarium into something special. Here I take a look at a vivarium created by a web visitor: James' Tree Frog Vivarium
Just a few thoughts on recycling bottles and jars into a terrarium I Maybe it's a little thing but why not recycle and reuse bottles and jars you are going to throw away by making them into terrariums? Here are a few thoughts on this and a picture of a group of easy to make recycled bottle terrariums
How to make a terrarium waterfall from scratch
I show you how to make a small waterfall that you can put in your terrarium. This is a complete tutorial that even includes a how to video How to make a terrarium waterfall
Chris's Rum Bottle Terrarium
A web visitor sent me these pictures and tips about making a terrarium inside a rum bottle. This is a great example of using an attractive container that would have otherwise ended up in the recycling bin. The Rum Bottle terrarium
An Aquarium inside a terrarium
Here is a terrific new project submitted by a web visitor (Chris D.) It is an aquarium inside a terrarium. Neat idea and a terrarium it takes the idea of a miniature eco-system to a new level. See more pics of it here. He build the glass containers himself. The TerraQuarium!
Skipper's Frog Terrarium
A web visitor sent me these pictures of the amazing terrarium she made out of a very big aquarium tank. She collects frogs and used them as a theme. It also has a nice working water fountain. You have got to see these pictures. Skipper's Frog Terrarium
Creative ideas on terrarium making
How about making a shadowbox style terrarium with dinosaurs in it? I have this and other ideas on making your terrarium something spectacular. Not hard to do. Creative Terrarium Ideas
How to Make a Micro Terrarium
These tiny terrariums have become very popular over the past few years. They are small, easy to care for and easy to make. I have a complete tutorial that uses the smallest flowers in the world. How to make a Micro Terrarium
Make an Organic Diorama Terrarium
Very complete tutorial with lots of pictures. How to make an organic diorama terrarium
Popular Projects :
A Moss Terrarium
Scouts make terrariums as part of their Naturalist Badge Requirement
A Desert Themed Terrarium
A Terrarium for Kids
Tips on making a large Glass Terrarium
This page also includes an amazing terrarium that was custom made to fit into a window. Make a glass terrarium tips
Thinking about making a big terrarium? A Big Glass terrarium can be a challenge, but can come out spectacular. Here are some pictures and tips of big glass terrariums submitted by web visitors.
A Window box terrarium
Here is another terrific project made by Badia A. It is a Wildlife windowbox terrarium diorama. It is a custom built box with a picture frame front that has small wildlife figures inside. It of course has plants too. See more pictures and get some ideas to make your own here: WindowBox Terrarium
How to make a carnivorous terrarium:Read My tutorial essay on how to make one
Book: The New Terrarium: Creating Beautiful Displays for Plants and Nature In The New Terrarium , Tovah Martin, one of America's favorite gardeners, introduces you to the whimsical yet practical world of gardens under glass-a no-fuss way to bring snippets of nature indoors. Wherever you are, in whatever little time you have, terrariums are the perfect tool for nature lovers and gardeners everywhere.
A terrarium inside a terrarium-
Here is a great concept that a web visitor has suggested - Make a tiny terrarium and put it inside another terrarium. See more pics and read about these moss terrariums submitted by a web visitor. Terrarium within a terrarium
Raising the hobby of terrarium making to an art
I have some thoughts, tips and techniques here on what to think about if you want to bring terrarium making to a whole new level. Terrarium as Art
Tutorial: Overview of Terrarium Building - The basics of how a terrarium is made
Looking for ideas on what kind of terrarium to make? Here are some suggestions on creative terrariums you can make. Creative Terrariums
The Ten minute terrarium: A video and tutorial on how to make an attractive single plant terrarium in no time at all. I cover selecting the container and selecting the plant and show you how to make it quick and easy. The Ten Minute Terrarium
Want to add a pool of water and a waterfall to your terrarium or vivarium? Here are some nice pictures and ideas submitted by a web visitor who did just that. This terrarium is terrific. Adding a water pump to your terrarium
The single Plant Zen Terrarium -
I call a terrarium with just a single plant in it a "Zen" terrarium because of the elegant simplicity and beauty of it. If you are looking to do something special but without a lot of work you might consider one of these terrariums. I have some pictures submitted by a web visitor and some thoughts on making your own zen terrarium
Low Light Terrarium Plants:
Want to make an indoor terrarium for the office, dorm room, apartment or place that doesn't get a lot of sunlight. Here is a list of suggested Terrarium plants that will thrive in low light or indirect light.
Apothecary Jar Terrariums
These Jars make stylish and very attractive terrariums and they are small enough for a beginner with a large mouth for easy access. A web visitor has submitted these pics of apothecary jar terrariums learn more here
Although there are many/many varieties of terrariums they can be categorized into three different types:
What Type of Terrarium Would You Like To Make?
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