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Terrarium Accents

Terrarium accents are small objects that you add to your terrarium to either make it more attractive or to give it a theme. I have listed here on this page a whole bunch of ideas you can use as accents for your terrarium.

Once the ideas start flowing you can probably think up all kinds of great things you can use. Many of them just found around the house.



This is a great example of a terrarium with a nice accent added. The theme is for the movie lost and it has one of the characters in it. See more here: The Lost Terrarium


Model Train Accents

One of the first places you might want to look if you want various types of people and animals for your terrarium is in the model railroad world. There are a few different scales so you can get figures in different sizes.

HO Scale figures - These figures are less than an inch in size. The scale is 1/87 so the miniature people are 1/87th human size. HO Scale Figures




I like these, they are very appropriate for terrariums because they are little backpackers. Creates the illusion that they are traveling through your terrarium forest!

Bachmann Trains City People

Bachmann Trains City People with Motorcycle


Bonsai style accents

Bonsai growers have been making and using little accents for centuries. We can borrow from this idea and give our terrarium a nice feel of the orient.

Mudman Rickshaw

Mudman Rickshaw - ceramic, sized for bonsai


Single mudman

Single mudman - 2"H


Terrarium Crystals


I think that crystals make a wonderful accent for a terrarium. It is much better than a regular stone. And if you can get some crystals that stand upright those are the best. Here is a picture of some of my crystals. The colored one is very nice because of the color. You can stand up the clear ones or embed them partially in the soil.


Fairies and Figurines and Miscellaneous Others

Mini Bicycle

Mini Bicycle, Green

Bring back childhood memories with this little green bicycle. Maybe you had one just like this to go around the neighborhood delivering newspapers. The basket on the front carried papers ready for throwing on everyone's front lawn. Add this tiny metal bike to your miniature garden for a trip down memory lane. Its classic features include green fenders, pedals and handlebars. The wire basket can be filled with flowers picked while taking a ride down the miniature garden path. Or head down to the mailbox to look for a letter from faraway fairy friends. Keep your bike looking shiny by spraying it with a light coat of polyurethane when needed. (Note: Miniatures are small items that pose potential choking hazards to small children. They are not toys. Any accessories pictured are not included, for illustrative purposes only.)

Mini Mailbox

1 X Mini Mailbox Pick

The red flag is down, so the mail must have arrived. Open the mailbox door, just a little bit, to peek inside. Wonder what came in the mail today? Sometimes the fairies like to send surprises, so everyone gets very excited. When the bunnies opened up their gift, they found carrots! Your Mailbox Pick will arrive empty, so you can wrap up boxes of mini goodies or insert a letter inside. Note: Accessories are not included. (Note: Miniatures are small items that pose potential choking hazards to small children. They are not toys. Any accessories pictured are not included, for illustrative purposes only.)


Miniature Fairy Garden Mushrooms

Miniature Fairy Garden Mushrooms, Set of 3, Orange

Adding a bit of whimsy in the miniature garden, the Mushrooms are colorful and fun. The fairies were busy painting the mushrooms in colors of blue, green, lavender, pink, orange, and yellow. To the fairies' surprise and delight, the trolls added little red spots on the top of each mushroom! The bases of the mushroom are a creamy white hue that contrasts with the green of nearby plants. The set of three mushrooms, in the same color, range in size from .5" to 1.25" high with a 1.5" pick. Select the color of your choice or buy all the packages to create a rainbow fairy ring.


Wholesale Fairy Gardens


Southern Style Fairy House

Top Collection Enchanted Story Garden and Terrarium Southern Style Fairy House Outdoor Decor with Light

Fairy gardens are here. Bring a sparkle of magic into your home and garden with the Enchanted Story - Fairy Garden line from Top Collection. Fairy gardens are a miniaturized garden you build with creativity, imagination and a belief in fairies. Creating your own fairy garden is easy. The space can be as large as your current garden, or as mini as a flower pot. Work within the space and decorate the landscape with existing natural materials. Mini plants, tree branches, mossy patches, pebbles all work great. When the layout is finished simply add the fairy garden's inhabitants. Check out Enchanted Story's collection of sleeping fairy babies, fairy houses, forest critters, little dragons and many more. They all love to hang out at your newly created fairy garden. This adorable Fairy Garden piece is cast in quality designer resin and painstakingly hand-painted to capture every detail. To protect the beautiful paint work, spray fairy garden pieces with a colorless water sealer when leaving them outside. Remember to bring them inside during the winter months.

Terrarium Mushroom Fairy House Statue

Top Collection Miniature Fairy Garden and Terrarium Mushroom Fairy House Statue


Enchanted Gnome Home Door

Top Collection Miniature Fairy Garden Enchanted Gnome Home Door


Tiny Terrarium Stone House

Miniature Fairy Garden Tiny Terrarium Stone House

Since the size of this house is tiny, it will fit well into a terrarium. The stone house can be placed on mini ivory pebbles or moss, which are lining the glass container. Next, add succulent plants that do not require a lot of watering, but provide much greenery to the terrarium. The detail in this tiny stone house lends well to a glass terrarium garden. Miniature cream colored stones are layered to create the walls of the house, while the roof of the main section is covered with a large boulder. The roof on the addition is a gray color that resembles a Spanish clay tiled roof. The additional detail of a woodpile, flower box, and rock seats adds charm to the tiny house.


Fairy Wishing Well

Top Collection Miniature Fairy Garden and Terrarium Fairy Wishing Well with Turning Crank Statue


Miniature Troll Hut

Miniature Troll Hut w/Twig Roof


Pre-painted Miniatures

Fantasy Encounters Pre-painted Miniatures with D20 Character Cards - Orcs

Includes 5 fully painted figures and Includes bases.


Fairy Fantasies

Safari Ltd Fairy Fantasies TOOB

Safari Ltd Toobs are perfect for school projects, playtime, and more. This Fairy Fantasies Toob set includes 6 winged fairies, including a fairy Queen and a fairy baby. Each figure measures 3 inches tall. 6 pieces per set.


Miniature Fairy

Miniature Fairy Garden Elf Fairy

Whether resting in a grapevine sphere or sitting on stone pathway, this captivating little elf contemplates his next good deed. With a smile on his face, it is evident that the Elf is a happy Flower Fairy, because he has brought much joy to the people of the fairy garden. Dressed in a reddish colored shirt and hat, the Elf Fairy sprouts green wings. His green shirt, shorts, and tights complete the seasonal outfit. On his days off, the Elf Fairy enjoys an afternoon of fishing. With a fishing pole and red bucket ready for the day's catch, this fairy waits patiently on the Vine Bench for fish to bite. To create this scene in your miniature garden, place the bench near a mini pond and add some SnoWonder. (Note: Miniatures are small items that pose potential choking hazards to small children. They are not toys. Any accessories pictured are not included, for illustrative purposes only.)

Orc and Goblin

Games Workshop Orc and Goblin Mini Box Set

This box set contains 4 x Snap fit Orks, ideal for a beginner to Warhammer or to expand your army. All models are to 28mm scale and will need assembly and painting.


Reaper Bones Goblins

Reaper Bones Goblins (6)


Miniature in a terrarium

You also might want to consider small animals as terrarium accents. It really is a nice touch, particularly with wild animals because it makes the terrarium look like a little jungle or forest!

This particular terrarium was part of a classroom project where the kids made terrariums. You can see more pics here: Classroom Terrarium


Safari pets

Amazon.com carries a whole line of miniature animals by a company called safari. Safari Ltd Pets Toob


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