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Paper Terrarium Tutorial

Paper Terrarium Tutorial

This weekend my husband announced, “We cannot go anywhere this weekend. Because football.” SO, that meant I had some time to get some crafting done (because… I don’t watch football… unless it’s the Superbowl). I’ve been wanting and thinking of creating a terrarium for some time. BUT, I’m not too sure I’d be able to keep a live terrarium… alive. Heh. So, I introduce to you: the Paper Terrarium Tutorial. It does not require anything alive… AND, the items needed are inexpensive. Yay!!!!

What you need:

  • A glass container. I found mine CHEAP at a thrift store.
  • Moss. I got mine at a craft store. The bag filled 2 terrariums.
  • Floral foam. Just a small amount will do.
  • Tooth picks.
  • Hot glue.
  • Scissors.
  • String.
  • A couple of tiny twigs.
  • My Doe A Deer freebie printout.

What to do:

  1. First place your foam in your glass container.
  2. Then you can start forming your moss around the foam. I made sure to cover any foam spot that may show through the glass.
  3. Next, cut out all the paper pieces you’d like for your terrarium. I’ve included a couple of different sizes of deer and mushrooms for you to choose from. After they’re cut out you can hot glue the tooth picks to the backs of the cutouts. Glue your banner triangles to the string. Tie that string to the twigs!
  4. Arrange your paper pieces exactly how you’d like! And, you’re done!
  5. I made 2 terrariums and the rough total cost of each one is about $5. Woo hoo!

Paper Terrarium Tutorial

I had originally came up with this idea because my good friend Christina is getting married this summer, and she was looking for a way to create a terrarium for cheap. AND, I think I’ve found it. Another little idea I had for this is to add a little photo to the mix for a wedding center piece! Very cute… having different photos in each terrarium? Love it.

Paper Terrarium Tutorial

Freebie printout (click on the image below, right-click, and save):

Paper Terrarium Tutorial

 I hope you guys enjoy!

– Chelsey

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31 Comments on "Paper Terrarium Tutorial with Free Printable!"


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[…] so fresh – and it’s just an old lantern style light from the 80s turned upside-down – The Paper Mama is a genius! Those are so easy to find at thrift stores – I know I will be on the lookout […]

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Amy
May 17, 2012

this is awesome! thanks!

Guest
May 17, 2012

Glad you love it!

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Katie
January 27, 2012

I made one last night using a jelly jar and it turned out SO VERY CUTE!! Thanks for posting. I can't wait to make some more. I think they'll make great gifts for co workers and family members, too! :-)

Guest
January 27, 2012

Really? Awesome! Please share photos!

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[…] was reading this post from The Paper Mama where she made the most darling of all terrariums and shared a free printable […]

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January 22, 2012

DUDE! we are soulmates, this is the coolest shit ever.

Guest
January 23, 2012

Oh my goodness. You are my favorite.

Guest
January 17, 2012

That's so cute. I think my mom used to make something like that. I'll have to do one with my kids.

Guest
January 16, 2012

Super cute! I love it!

Guest
January 16, 2012

my head literally just exploded. my laptop is super gross and messy.