I’ve been eyeing these little glass bowls in my local craft store for a few weeks. They were calling to me, but I was determined not to buy until I had an idea for how to use them. That’s when the inspiration for this adorable little halloween terrarium struck!
DIY Halloween Terrarium
Ever since Jane made her beachy mini garden air plant terrarium I’ve been wanting one of my own. Terraria are great because they can be as simple or complicated as you like. For me, it’s about layering different materials and textures, adding in some living plants and then some cute miniatures for embellishment.
With Halloween around the corner I had to add a little spooky to mine so I painted a simple little Casper rock (OK – bonus points if you know what I’m referring to). I originally thought to make it a cemetery terrarium, but it felt too morbid in the end. I love that with this version I’ll be able to change out the rock for a festive motif for the holidays, likely using one of our Christmas rock painting ideas!
Materials Needed for this DIY Halloween Terrarium:
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- Small glass vase, round*
- Coffee grounds
- Flat rock*
- Americana Multi-Surface paint in Cotton Ball, Black Tie, Canary
- Paintbrush, small fine tip
- Mini pine cones
- Decorative moss
How to Make a Halloween Terrarium:
Start by painting your rock. Use a fine paint brush to paint a white ghost shape onto one side of the flat rock. Let dry. Paint on eyes and mouth using black paint.
Paint small pine cones yellow, or any colour of your choice. Set aside.
Add a layer of dried coffee grounds to the bottom of the small glass vase (soil would work as well).
Gently layer in some pebbles over the coffee grounds.
Place the ghost rock on one side of the vase.
Add in the decorative moss.
Finally, place the painted pine cone flowers as desired.
Do you go all out for Halloween?