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Mason Jar Craft Ideas | How To Make A Terrarium

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Mason Jar Craft Ideas | How To Make A Terrarium

Want to make a mason jar into a terrarium? This easy mason jar craft is just for you! Beautiful in a group or a centerpiece, our mason jar terrariums are perfectly dreamy and surprisingly simple. Create a mini mystical forest that's perfect for your desk, home, or as a gift. Don't have a green thumb? This mason jar terrarium requires no watering!

How To Make A Mason Jar Terrarium:

Mason Jar Craft Ideas | How To Make A Terrarium

Supplies Needed To Make A Mason Jar Terrarium:

  •  Mason jar
  • Twine
  • x1 bag of moss
  • x1 bag of Rocks
  • x1 small bag of dirt
  • Styrofoam block
  • x1 bag dried flowers
  • x1 bag of plastic flowers or succulents
  • x1 artificial bees
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Razor cutter
  • Tape

Mason Jar Craft Ideas | How To Make A Terrarium

Step 1: Cut Styrofoam

Our Styrofoam is going to act as a small hill in our terrarium. First cut a rectangle that is about the same size as your mason jar. Next, carve the Styrofoam block piece into a hill shape with your razor, curving your cuts at the top.

Mason Jar Craft Ideas | How To Make A Terrarium
Cut out a section of Styrofoam with your razor.
Mason Jar Craft Ideas | How To Make A Terrarium
Cut out a portion that is around the same size as your mason jar.
Mason Jar Craft Ideas | How To Make A Terrarium
Shape Styrofoam into a rounded hilltop shape.

Step 2: Size Styrofoam

Test your hill out by placing it into your mason jar. The final hill should be about half as tall as the jar, as we will be adding height with flowers, moss and other pretty things. If too tall, cut off base with razor till it fits perfectly.

Mason Jar Craft Ideas | How To Make A Terrarium

Step 3: Apply Dirt

Time to get your hands dirty, literally. Start off by gluing a line of hot glue to the Styrofoam hill, then sprinkle dirt over the glue, shake off excess dirt, and there you have it – a dirt road! Cover the Styrofoam in dirt roads sporadically around, leaving gaps of Styrofoam for the moss. I did this step over my container of dirt to keep my workspace clean, FIY. Terrariums can be seen from all sides, so remember to evenly add dirt to all sides of your hill.

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Add dirt to hot glue to create roads on your hill.

 Step 4: Apply Moss

Hot glue any spaces where the Styrofoam is still visible. Take small bunches of moss and cover the hill. Use scissors to trim moss on sides or top to create more of a hill silhouette if desired.

Mason Jar Craft Ideas | How To Make A Terrarium
Add moss and cover any Styrofoam spots.

Step 5: Add Rocks

Next pick a few spots than need some extra sparkle. Hot glue a few areas on your hill and apply rocks. I'm using glittered rocks because I love a good sparkle. You can also use quartz, plain rocks, or shells.

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Glue rocks or stones to hill.
Mason Jar Craft Ideas | How To Make A Terrarium
Our little hill so far.

Step 6: Add Flowers

Time for the main event! Add your dried flowers to the top of your hill, like they are sprouting from the ground. I also used a mixture of plastic succulents to create fake petals. No need to glue these babies down, just push through to the Styrofoam.

Mason Jar Craft Ideas | How To Make A Terrarium
Combine flowers to create whimsical creations.
Mason Jar Craft Ideas | How To Make A Terrarium
Completed hill! It just needs a home now.

Step 7: Insert Hill Into Mason Jar

Carefully push Styrofoam hill into your mason jar. Then cover edges of the hill with extra moss, rocks and anything else you think would be cute. I used scissors to help push the moss around the hill without disrupting my dried flowers.

Mason Jar Craft Ideas | How To Make A Terrarium
Once hill is completed, push into mason jar.
Mason Jar Craft Ideas | How To Make A Terrarium
Carefully push the hill into mason jar.

Step 8: Add Moss Details

To create a more polished look, add more moss and rocks around the edge of the hill. I used my scissors to push down the moss without disrupting my dried flowers.

Mason Jar Craft Ideas | How To Make A Terrarium
Push down moss to fill any cracks with your scissors.
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Drop rocks into the area surrounding the hill in the mason jar terrarium.

Step 9: Add Bee To Mason Jar Lid

We need some more life and color in our mini imaginary world. This is where our artificial bee comes in. Attach bee to mason jar lid with tape. Position the bee how you like with the wire attached.

Mason Jar Craft Ideas | How To Make A Terrarium
Attach bee to lid to create a fun detail to your mason jar terrarium.

Tie twine or ribbon around the lid and now you have a mini habitat that will always stay green!

Mason Jar Craft Ideas | How To Make A Terrarium
Your terrarium looks bee-utiful! Enjoy!

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  1. […] Have you ever seen those cute little terrariums in glass jars? Recently made popular by interior design blogs,  mason jar terrariums have been on the rapid upsurge. These low cost little loves are so easy to take care of it makes for a lovely decoration in any part of the home. Succulents can grow inside them if left outside and minimally watered. Check out our tutorial on how to make a mason jar terrarium! […]

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