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Using Apothecary Jars for Terrariums


Apothecary jars make great containers for terrariums. They are attractive looking, reasonably sized and have a large mouth for easy access. If you want a good looking and easy to make terrarium this is a great way to go.

These pictures and this project was submitted by a web visitor
( Anthony M.) You can visit his website here: Pharosdesign.com


Some information from Mark on these terrariums:

  • He was going for a rainforest effect (nice!)
  • The rectangular jars are antiques and the round one he purchased from Target.

Apothecary jars

A Short Apothecary Jar Terrarium

A tall Apothecary Jar Terrarium

A Round Apothecary Jar Terrarium


Amazon.com has a nice selection of Apothecary Jars

InterDesign York Glass Apothecary Jar


Anchor Hocking 1-Gallon Heritage Hill Jar with Glass Lid



Premium Kit for Small Terrarium (Succulent, Cactus, and Fairy Garden)

Perfect kit for a first time terrarium gardener or to give as a gift. Provides the exact amount of the specific "ingredients" necessary to build a thriving small terrarium. Will work for closed terrariums, open terrariums, fairy gardens, as well as with succulents and cactii. Kit includes terrarium potting soil, activated charcoal, two different sizes of semi-polished river rocks, shag moss, and complete but easy to follow step-by-step instructions. The ingredients supplied are in the following approximate amounts: 9 oz. soil; 8 oz. small river rocks; 8 oz. larger river rocks; 1 oz. activated charcoal; 1 oz. sheet moss. Great for anyone wanting to set up a terrarium without having to go and find all the different pieces separately. Please note that the kit does NOT include a container or plants. Please also note that this kit is for a SMALL terrarium. We recommend using a mason jar if you are making a closed terrarium or a container with a 4 - 6" diameter if you are making a succulent or cactus terrarium.


Book: The New Terrarium

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.


Recycled Bottle TerrariumJust 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


A terrarium waterfall

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