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Creative Terrariums - Ideas and Themes

One of the great things about terrariums is that you can make them with a wide variety of themes. A theme will make your terrarium much more interesting. Here are some theme ideas.

 

  • Desert Theme - A terrarium like this is easy to maintain and looks really nice. If you make it enclosed and large enough it is perfect to put a lizard in. You place cactus and other types of desert plants and flora in the terrarium. You could also put colorful stones on top of the soil When making this type of terrarium you should pay attention to the needs of the plants. Cactus usually need a very sandy soil which you can purchase at any garden shop. Do not mix normal soil with beach sand. This sand usually has an extremely high salt content which will be toxic to your plants.
  • Medieval theme - Create a lush forestl like environment with ferns and fauna then add small figures of knights or small structures that resemble castles.
  • A scary theme - This a favorite of many terrarium builders. You use carnivorous plants in the terrarium. They have a very medieval almost Jurassic look to them and you get the bonus of being able to feed your plants.Venus Fly Traps are great for this.
  • Beach theme - A few well placed miniature palms,some shells, and a top coating of sand will make a great beach scene you can even hunt around in a craft store for some miniature furniture like a beach umbrella or beach chairs. Remember not to use real beach sand; purchase potting sand.
  • Jungle theme - Use lush ferns and lots of spanish moss or spaghnum moss. A tiny ceramic tiger or monkey would add a nice finishing touch.
  • Bonsai - A single bonzai tree with some small ferns make a great little terrarium. Add a sandy top as if it were a meditation garden then add some small oriental ornaments and you have a great themed terrarium.
  • Adding extras to your terrarium - This makes all the difference in your terrarium. You can hunt through a craft shop and find all sorts of nice accessories like cloth butterflies or small ornaments even tiny birds or dragons.
  • Adding animals to your Terrarium - This is a challenge because you not only have to care for the plants but you also have to care for the animal. But it is something well worth the challenge. Be sure the terrarium is enclosed and that there is enough room for the animal to be comfortable. Some favorites are lizards and turtles.

 

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.

Make a light bulb terrarium

 

H Potter Wardian Case Terrarium Container

  • H Potter Plant Terrarium makes a great gift. Great size for small places. Entire glass terrarium container top lifts off and includes brass filagree trim and brass finials. Perfect indoor planter for the office desk or an apartment. Approximate Dimensions: 9.5"L x 5.5"W x 10.5"H
  • Terrarium Glass is 3 mm thick and has lead-free solder to protect you and the environment. Front center roof panel is hinged to open for ventilation.
  • Base is metal with a dark gray powder coat finish, ball feet, and plastic liner. PROPS NOT INCLUDED.
  • Enclosed to use as a terrarium container once it is sitting on soil (soil not provided). NEED A TERRARIUM PLANTING KIT? Simply type in H Potter Planting Kit Small in the Amazon search box above to easily add our terrarium planting kit. You will be ready to go and just need the plants. If ordering H Potter's terrarium kit please choose a Small size. Find terrarium planting instructions below under the product description.
  • Designed and Manufactured by H Potter. Professionally packaged.

 

H Potter Six Sided Terrarium

  • Glass terrarium with hinged roof. Also entire glass top/house lifts off. Once planted glass will rest on your soil and/or moss. Cast resin base with geometric detailing will not rust and topped with stately brass finial..
  • Prop open the roof section as shown to allow for a little ventilation when needed. PROPS NOT INCLUDED. Props can be purchased separately.
  • Designed and Manufactured by H Potter. Approximately: 9"W x 12"H. Professionally packaged. NEED A TERRARIUM PLANTING KIT? Simply type in H Potter Planting Kit Small in the Amazon search box above to easily add our terrarium planting kit. You will be ready to go and just need the plants.
  • Constructed with lead-free solder to protect you and the environment.
  • If ordering H Potter's terrarium kit please choose a Small size. Find terrarium planting instructions below under the product description.