Terrarium Ideas : 55 Easy, Miniature Gardens You’ll Love
Table of Contents
- Hanging High
- Delicate Drop
- Uniquely Pyramidal
- A Touch of Victorian
- Unique Uses
- Anything You Can Imagine
- Growing Free
- Touch of Class
- Mini Gardens
- Greenhouse Dreams
- Geometric Dreams
- Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend
- Durable Building Design
- Going Up
- All in One
- Six Sided Planter
- Standing Case
- Succulent Space
- Upcycled Jars
- Dew Drop
- Candy Jar
- Jam Jars
- Playground Climber
- Geometric Challenge
- Seascape Landscaping
- Simplified Squared
- Useful Stopper
- Providing Flow
- Peddling Gardens
- Through the Looking Glass
- Certain Succulents
- Just a Trifle
- Habitat Creation
- Rounded Out
- Open Topped Dimensions
- Mirror Drops
- 3 Piece Starter
- Land and Sea
- Easy Access
- From the Sea
- Upside Down
- Globe Glass Kit
- Tiny Diamonds
- Chemistry Concoction
- Perfect Orb
- Bulb Starter
- Air Garden Vessels
- Contained Beauty
- Perfectly Paired
- Apothecary Jars
- Desert Scape
- Light it Up
You’ll also always want to provide a thin layer of pebbles along the bottom to allow for drainage, and then layer on top with activated charcoal to keep your water fresh and to avoid build-up of molds and bacteria. On top, you will layer with your potting mixture- just be sure to choose what is best for the plants. For example, there are special mixes for cacti that may differ from a moss or succulent.
Air plants are a favorite for open terrarium design ideas as they require little to no care and can be placed in almost any substrate to grow within. This adorable kit is a fun way to spend the afternoon with children, or even give as a unique gift.
Unique in shape and size, the pyramid shape of this container is reminiscent of a stained glass construction to provide the perfect container for your favorite succulent, micro greens, or air plants and other miniature accessories.
The Victorian inspired design of this container is wholly unique and perfect to allow the imagination to run wild. The spacious growing area holds many possibilities, and can easily be home to multiple plantings.
Although these particular teardrops hold their own artificial gardens, these ideas are well worth noting. Colorful rocks and simple succulents are all you need to recreate this look. And when hung together, you can provide a dazzling image.
The delicate look, and unique design of this terrarium/vase allows for multiple purposes. The glass globe is easy to lift from the wooden base for cleaning, or to set at a different angle to use as a case for delicate blossoms, aquatic scene, or terrarium setting.
Large, self-contained terrariums such as this are excellent for multiple plants and eventually are self watering as the plants become established and recycle the moisture trapped within. These are awesome additions to any space, and are fun to gaze upon.
Old canisters, candy jars, and fish bowls are awesome to repurpose as a terrarium. Their unique shapes and sizes work well when placed together, or even to add a pop of the unexpected in their display.
Any space can be easily brightened with living plants. Easily decorate even the most contemporary space with the sleek look of a glass terrarium and your choice of contents for a pop of color in any corner.
This tiny greenhouse comes complete with a way to prop the roof for moisture venting! A great way to add interest to a tabletop, the size of this choice is also perfect to place on shelves or smaller desks.
The irregular geometric shaping of this design provides multi-faucets of copper framed glass panes for awesome interest. The generous size allows for multiple plant textures and colors to take root as well.
These hanging diamond inspired planters are made specifically for terrarium design. When hung in a window their glass faucets also cast reflections within your room, creating an even brighter environment.
Built to last by a reputable terrarium designer, this barrel roofed casement is made for all season plant enclosure to provide a true, self-sufficient indoor garden effect. To access your garden all you have to do is remove the glass frame from the sturdy metal base.
This narrow glass box is going up in more than one way. With a small footprint, yet almost 12 inch height, this is great to place in narrow spaces. Plus, the hinged lid can be propped up when humidity becomes an issue.
These awesome jars come with everything you need already in place to watch your plant grow and blooms for months to come. A small flowering plant is set in a clear gel growing substrate to provide all it needs to thrive. Once done, you can reuse your bottle for even more fun DIY ideas.
Copper lined glass panes in long, rectangular cuts frame this 6 sided planter that provides a hinged cover for easi breathability. Your favorite plants are sure to bloom and thrive, all which can be easily accessed by lifting the cover off.
Although not a fully sealed terrarium, this standing case design can be used as a stand alone for the perfect indoor garden display, or even used with other terrarium collections to showcase your masterpieces.
Many plants used in xeriscaping type projects can survive without any substrate to be planted within, and can survive from occasional misting. This simple case and choice of plants is perfect when minimizing both care and the desired look.
This rounded choice is a perfect addition to your indoor garden spaces. Whether you fill it with trailing vegetation, or choose to use simple air plants and rock designs, it should quickly become a favorite in both modern and more rustic decors.
The narrow opening of this design takes nothing away from the delicate gold seams and glass panes that gives you multiple views of whatever you choose to fill it with. The subtle look fits anywhere in the house and makes a perfect centerpiece for events.
The many small panes of glass that make up this gold framed planter is open at the top, but pairs well with others of similar design. Able to showcase your plants, and even hold smaller planters within, this is a fun piece to add to your collection.
The mirrored glass sides of this choice make it look as if your plants are suspended in air. Whether you use it on a table surface or suspend it from above, it is sure to be an eye-catching addition within your household.
Terrariums truly look amazing when placed within a collection of sorts. This trio of variable-sized choices provide the perfect way to get started with indoor gardening and can show off your favorite small plants and garden accessories.
This kit is all you need to have a side by side, land and sea dueling terrarium. These miniature vials are easy to design with the included materials and stand on a stable wooden block for even further interest.
No matter how you decide to show off these cool glass ornament holders, they are easy to design with a simple substrate and the plant of your choice. Perfect for mixing and matching with similar styles, these are a slightly different take than what you are used to.
The subtle blue hue of this glass sits within a driftwood inspired base, suggesting it simply just washed up from the sea. Able to hold up to 2 lbs, this is an excellent conversation piece and can hold our favorite plants, and then some.
Looking a bit like an upside down wine glass, the narrow neck of this design allows some airflow, but still provides a great environment for self-contained growth. The perfect size to make a main focal point, it also serves as a great addition to a collection.
The tiny diamond shape of these decorations are perfect for placing small mementos and plants within. They can be placed strategically around your house as unexpected burst of plant life, or simply gathered together to showcase what they hold.
Your favorite science fan will love the design of this chemistry glass made specifically to hold a tiny world within. Gradient measurements are even included on the side, and illustrate the layering found within!
The detail that this glass orb holds is exquisite and belays quality in the thickness of the glass and the hardware of the design. Made to hold your favorite terrarium choices, this is a beautiful piece as part of a stand-alone, or collection.
This collection of delicate glass vessels is an excellent way to bring attention and interest to an otherwise dreary space. The reflecting light, touch of vegetation, and gently sway of an air garden is relaxing to say the least.
Giant containers such as these can only be made more wondrous by creating a living garden within. Perfect for outdoor patio area, deck, greenhouses, and other places you love to relax within, finding one is well worth the effort.
Terrariums seem to look best when they have a ‘buddy’ to pair up with. These tall drinks of water seem to do the trick well and are perfectly paired for the addition of an upright plant or two.
Many of what has been highlighted above are various forms of apothecary jars, as are these- which make the perfect place to build your own garden indoors. You get both the interest of the awesome jar shapes, as well as whatever you choose to place inside.
Reminisce about the heat of the desert all winter long as you gaze upon your own desert inspired decorations. Open glass boxes are the perfect place to plant some small cacti and other various drought tolerant vegetation.