Tuesday, February 21

DIY Faux Terrariums From Please Note

Hi, friends! My name is Elizabeth and I run a little blog called Please Note. I've been a fan of Katie's blog for a while now so I'm absolutely thrilled to be able to share this faux terrarium DIY with you today! Enjoy!

What you'll need: clean mason jars, preserved sheet moss, wooden pegs, dirt, pins, tiny toy animals, red paint, white spray paint, white paint pen, fabric scraps, lighter

Stick the pins in the bottom of the wooden pegs and the animals. I had a little bit of trouble with the animals so I used a lighter to make the end of the pins hot and then they slid right in. 

Spray paint the pegs white. 

Fill the jars with a little bit of dirt. Cover the dirt with the moss.

Once the pegs are dry, paint the tops red. Now they're starting to look like tiny mushrooms!

Once the red paint is dry, use a white paint pen to add the white dots.

With the pins still attached, stick the animals and the mushrooms inside the jars.

If you're giving these as gifts, a cute finishing touch is to add a little bit of fabric when screwing on the mason jar lid.
Tips:  If you plan on using dirt in your terrariums, make sure it is fertilizer-free! Charcoal is another good option. Also, covering them for transporting is a good idea but they should not be kept covered at all times. Without air, there is a chance that they could get a bit smelly.

That's it! I don't know about you guys, but I definitely do not have a green thumb so I really love these. I hope you love them too! :)  --Elizabeth


Thanks again, Elizabeth, for sharing this fun DIY with us!  I hope you all have a great time making your own faux terrariums at home!  xoxo Katie


  1. I want to make these with my brother now! It's so cute! :)

    xoxo, Jjanga

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  3. Oh my goodness they are so cute!
    You could make one for the holidays too! Add some snow!
    I am def making these
    Thanks for posting!

  4. great idea, absolutely love them

  5. How cute are those. And no maintaining real plants. That's perfect.


  6. Amazing! This is soooo clever :D

    My friend has been scouting for terrariums for her girlfriend... I'm going to show her this instead. They'll love it! It so much sweeter because it's hand made and will need a lot less care but still look amazingly adorable.

    Thank you so much for this Elizabeth! And thanks for sharing Katie :)

    Aoife x

  7. This is so cute! I'd love to make so terrariums for our new house. I'm horrible with plants. I kill everything but I think I could handle these guys must better. Thanks for the DIY!

  8. One of the best DIY I've ever seen. I'm totally in love with these jars!

  9. Super cute! Bookmarking this for future DIY projects... (:


  10. This would go so well in my little guy's room - especially with some mini dinosaurs! Oh-so adorable ♡

  11. Oh man I'm a big terrarium lover! I've never made faux ones though so i'm totally inspired to try it out =)

    - Sarah

  12. oh how cute these are! i love them!

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  13. So cute! xx

  14. so so adorbs. where do you find teeny tiny animals?

  15. In love! Definitely going to do this little project.

  16. Ahhh so cute! definitely on my to do list!
    xo Heather

  17. These are lovely, and the tiny little mushrooms are just the sweetest!

  18. Oh my goodness!! This is too cute. I NEED to make these :]

  19. I definitely don't have a green thumb. If my plants could talk they'd tell you. Thank goodness my husband does and keeps them alive! I'm so going to try this out with my kids! They would love this!


  20. Love this :) Definitely want to make some of these... Would be really good gifts actually <3

  21. Super cute! I love how you "planted" the toadstools!

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  22. How cute! This would make a lovely craft program at the library where I work. I will definitely have to share this idea with the young adult and adult librarians @ my library! They'll have to duke it out over who gets to present it as a program! :)


  23. This is such a sweet gift idea! Thank you for sharing this :)

  24. I really like your gifts ideas, thanks for sharing.

  25. Wow I love the mushrooms!! Soo cute :)

  26. The tutorial is really very sweet and the jars are looking very cute after it has been finished....SO sweet... :>

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  30. these are gorgeous :) made my own big terrarium recently :)