How to Make a Terrarium for Your Wedding

terrarium Want to learn how to make a terrarium for your wedding?

DIY terrariums are such a fun and inexpensive way to decorate at your wedding reception. There are many different types of terrariums. Some use fresh moss and succulents, while others use dried moss and other botanicals. I went with the dried, no-fuss option for this tutorial.

What you will need:

  • Clear glass bowl or vase (I got mine at a second hand store for a buck)
  • dried moss
  • stones, sticks and other botanicals
  • model train figures
  • glue
  • scissors

How to Make a Terrarium

Using scissors, cut a piece of moss to fit the bottom of the glass container. Place the moss inside the container. I did not glue the moss to the container.

bowl terrarium terrarium moss diy terrarium

Place your chosen natural elements (rocks, twigs, botanicals) inside the terrarium. If you want, you can glue them down.

wedding terrarium Open your package of model train figures.

model train figures

Grab your little man (or woman) and glue him to a rock. Place the rock inside the terrarium. That’s it. You are done!! Make several of them as centerpieces for a fraction of the cost of flowers.

wedding terrarium



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  1. Posted by Rachel on November 23rd, 2011 at 10:53am

    I love this! What a great idea!
  2. Posted by Christina on November 23rd, 2011 at 12:11pm

    Thanks Rachel!
  3. Posted by María | Detalles de boda on December 1st, 2011 at 12:18pm

    Amazing idea! Thanks.
  4. Posted by Monica on December 7th, 2011 at 11:56pm

    I thought this was a The Little Prince terrarium at first!!!!! (mad props if you can find a little figurine & make that!)

    My next project: Nativity Scene terrarium.

    Very cute in a wine glass. Good idea. :)
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