25+ Adorable Miniature Terrarium Ideas For You To Try

Making miniature gardens is always interesting and very good choice for home decoration. If you have free time and do not know how to spend it, get creative and make some small and beautifully designed garden for indoor or outdoor decoration. You can create miniature terrarium gardens, small water gardens, or combine the both options. There are no rules and restrictions. You just have to use your imagination and turn your ideas into beautiful and interesting artworks.

A regular terrarium garden is a miniature ecosystem of plants housed in a transparent container, which could be anything from a simple round globe to a simple glass box or even an old light bulb and an old jar. The plants are arranged to create the look and feel of a miniature garden, with any combination of sand, soil, moss, gravel and decorative beads used as a base. Make a whole miniature world in a glass container. Each of these small masterpieces will be a stunning idea for decorating the living room, or even the garden and an excellent idea how to draw the attention of your guests.

In order to make your small garden to be the most beautiful detail into your home you have to work hard on creating the most appealing design and make it real. If you lack ideas check the pictures below, and adopt some of the following tips. Use moist, soil, moss, pebbles and decorative rocks to build your mini terrarium garden. You can plant some tropical plants, cacti and succulents inside. Add some other details like small animal figures, small furniture elements, and make a whole story and a whole miniature world inside the glass container.

Check out these 27 miniature garden masterpieces to draw creative inspiration from to create your own masterpiece you would be proud of.

The Basics:


Step 1. Choose an open or closed glass container of some sort.
Step 2. Cover the bottom with an inch-thick layer of pebbles or rocks to create a false drainage system for the plant roots.
Step 3. Add a thin layer of activated charcoal keeps the water fresh, and prevent mold and bacteria from building up.
Step 4. Add a layer of potting soil. They also make a special mix if you choose to use cacti and succulents instead of moss and ferns.
Step 5. Place plants in the terrarium, starting with the largest plant first.

For more details, check out this terrarium guide here.


01. Add a Miniature Waterfall, Pond or River to your Terrarium


02. Create a Water Garden

Water Gardens are a stunning idea for tabletop displays. Megan created this lovely centerpiece that will take her all the way through winter (and beyond!)


03. Make Your Own & Save Hundreds of Dollars

Have you seen the price of terrariums in stores and florists? Wow. Brittany breaks down all of the steps so we can create our own for a fraction of the price.


04. Mini Fairy Garden


05. Beauteous Shot Glass Terrariums


06. Adorable Spice Jar Terrariums


07. Mini Tin Can Air Plant Terrariums


08. Feng Shui Terrarium

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09. Tiny Corked Apothecary Bottle Terrariums


10. Mini Bell Jar Terrariums


11. A Super Cool Beach Lighthouse Glass Globe Terrarium


12. Eggcellent Egg Shell Terrariums


13. Mini Light Bulb Terrariums






16. Beachy Terrarium

To bring the beach to her, Kate topped the soil with sand and adding some seashells and driftwood.


17.  Cactus Terrarium


18. Make Your Own Succulent Terrarium & Planter


19. Light Bulb Terrarium


20. Bell Cloche Terrarium

Brittany created a tabletop garden with this lovely cloche, adding color and sparkle with crushed glass.




22. Miniature Thimble Terrariums






25. Succulent Sea-Themed Terrarium


26. Margarita Glass Cactus Garden

It’s five o’clock somewhere! For something unique and festive, how about margarita glasses?  Since they’re shallow, succulents are the perfect choice.


27. Colored Sand Terrarium

AD-Adorable-Miniature-Terrarium-Ideas-For-You-To-Try-27Click here for the full tutorial.

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Architecture & Design was started by an Afghan - Canadian entrepreneur, he believes that wellbeing is affected by the spaces we spend our time in and that their design is an important notion to consider with regards to our personal comfort and happiness – whether we are at home, at work or at play.

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