This DIY Terrarium is made with Dollar Tree frames and can be completed for under $10!
I’ve been on a bit of a crafting whirlwind the past couple of weeks. My nieces joint birthday party is coming up, as well as a few other family birthdays.
My oldest niece is amazing with plants and has a total green thumb. I thought it would be fun to make her a DIY terrarium that she could use to display a few plants, or even a larger orchid.
I made a similar version a few years ago using smaller picture frames and it’s always been a favorite dollar store craft. This time I wanted to go much larger so it would really make a statement, and also hold a few more pieces.
Another idea is to use picture frames to create a DIY card box for a graduation party or wedding.
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Here is what you need to make this pretty terrarium:
Supplies Needed For A DIY Terrarium
- 6 – 8×10 Dollar Tree Frames
- DecoArt Suede Paint
- Foam Brush
- 1 – 12×12 Ceramic Tile (optional)
- Glass knob
You can finish this terrarium in about an hour, minus drying time. Remove the glass from the picture frames.
Paint the frames with whatever color paint that you like. I used a really cool suede paint in a neutral color. You can see how I used suede paint in navy to update a popcorn tin into a planter.
This paint has such great coverage and you only need a coat or two depending on the coverage you are looking for.
Foam brushes come in so handy for these types of paint projects. I always make sure I have them on hand. Plus you can just toss them when you are done.
Once the pictures frames are dry, you simply glue the pieces together with E-6000.
Create a box with 4 of the frames and then glue the final two frames to the top to create a peak.
You can leave it as is, or add a bottom. I added a 12×12 marble tile to the bottom securing it with E-6000.
Now you just add your plants and you have a beautiful terrarium that would easily cost four times the amount at a home store.
If you didn’t want to add plants, you could also add battery operated candles. I’m so happy with how it turned out and hope my niece likes it.
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