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Terrariums: 20 Sources for Magical Miniature Worlds

Harmonica Jane

Terrariums have been winning over our hearts these past couple of years, and as easy as they can be to make, sometimes it’s hard to find all the right ingredients to create a healthy miniature world.  From DIY kits to pre-made,  the simplest combinations to the most intricate, terrariums today are a mix of part art, part craft and gardening all in one.  Check out some of the best sources I’ve found online to get you started. (Above: Harmonica Jane).

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  • Terrarium Craft: Create 50 Magical, Miniature Worlds 1 of 19
    Terrarium Craft: Create 50 Magical, Miniature Worlds
    Learn to make your own and how to care for terrariums with this first book of it's kind from timberpress.com.
  • Sea Silver 2 of 19
    Sea Silver
    This sea inspired terrarium captures a bit of the beach landscape for your home, office, or wedding centerpiece. Sea & Asters.
  • Moss Cube Tillandsia Terrarium 3 of 19
    Moss Cube Tillandsia Terrarium
    This moss land terrarium looks modern in a handmade cube vessel. Sea & Asters.
  • Spiral Air Plant Terrarium 4 of 19
    Spiral Air Plant Terrarium
    Tillandsias or "air plants" are perfect low maintenance plants. They do not require soil to grow and prosper. They simply need bright, indirect light and a good soaking (in a bowl or under a faucet once a week). Sea & Asters.
  • Hanging glass dinosaur terrarium kit 5 of 19
    Hanging glass dinosaur terrarium kit
    Add a little bit of whimsy with this dinosaur themed hanging kit from down-under. Terradctl.
  • DIY Moss Terrarium Kit, 6 of 19
    DIY Moss Terrarium Kit,
    Here's a kit so you don't have to search out all the special ingredients from moss to charcoal. Natural Woodland
  • Simple Yet Pretty 7 of 19
    Simple Yet Pretty
    3 Air Plants With 3 Glass Vessels from Airy Obsessions.
  • Modern Globe Manzanita Forest Moss Terrarium 8 of 19
    Modern Globe Manzanita Forest Moss Terrarium
    So unique, your own little Manzanita forest!! A completely carefree terrarium! These three attached glass globes are planted with polished gravel, bright green preserved moss and little Manzanita trees. From Tiny Terrains.
  • Modern Wall Mounted Teardrop Moss Terrarium 9 of 19
    Modern Wall Mounted Teardrop Moss Terrarium
    This moss terrarium is so beautiful! Nestled inside this handblown, teardrop glass vase is a variety of fresh moss and tiny polished pebbles. Looks so fun hanging in your kitchen, bathroom, living room. From Tiny Terrains.
  • Mood Moss For Terrariums Fresh and Green 10 of 19
    Mood Moss For Terrariums Fresh and Green
    Gorgeous green and lush moss. Perfect for terrariums, vivariums, and floral arrangements, bring a little woodland wonder into your home or office. Miss Mossy.
  • Mini Terrarium Kit Gift Set 11 of 19
    Mini Terrarium Kit Gift Set
    This little kit would be nice to give as a gift. From EcoLectic Events.
  • A Collection of 24 Succulents Cuttings 12 of 19
    A Collection of 24 Succulents Cuttings
    Sometimes hard to find, these beautiful succulents are perfect for terrariums, bouquets, boutonnieres and table decor. Succulents Galore
  • Tiny Cowboy 13 of 19
    Tiny Cowboy
    A tiny cowboy rides free on a bed of gorgeous broom moss with spores in a very old jar. Ideas are endless. Wee Green Spot.
  • Marimo Pet in the Black Sea 14 of 19
    Marimo Pet in the Black Sea
    I am a Marimo Ball! My ancestors lived in the Akan Lake in Japan, and they relied on the water current to push them around. People commonly refer to us as Moss Balls, and scientists refer to us as Cladophora Aegagropila. We're made of algae, and we're fuzzy green balls. wendiland.
  • Mixed Box of Airplants 15 of 19
    Mixed Box of Airplants
    No dirt required, these airplants are perfect for a terrarium. ToHold.
  • Air Plant Party Pack 16 of 19
    Air Plant Party Pack
    Includes urchin terrariums - from Peacock Taco.
  • Air Plant Treasure Garden 17 of 19
    Air Plant Treasure Garden
    This sweet garden features an air plant that lives inside an opalescent seashell treasure chest, along with a tiny starfish and seashell too. Peacock Taco.
  • Euphorbia Hatched in Zen 18 of 19
    Euphorbia Hatched in Zen
    An egg shaped glass housing a Euphorbia succulent in purple sand. From wendiland.
  • Flight Of The Honeybee Terrarium 19 of 19
    Flight Of The Honeybee Terrarium
    This adorable terrarium is made of a real honey jar. It has a glass bottom and removable wooden lid. From Doodlebirdie. See more homegrown terrariums here.

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Jan is the author and co-founder of the Canadian design blog, Poppytalk. She is also a huge supporter of all things handmade and is proud to devote her time to their online marketplace, Poppytalk Handmade.

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