Gallery: DIY: 10 Amazing Homemade Terrariums That Also Make Great Gifts...

4. Tiny Tin Terrarium

What could be more surprising than giving a tiny tin that opens to reveal a garden inside? Use a small tin from mints (Altoids), candy, or even a sardine tin with a roll-top. Give a shallow layer of soil and plant small succulent seedlings. To get the look pictured, plant the seedlings close together. You can also space them out and all moss or sand to fill in.

If you want to continue your gift theme of reused tins, try making a mini tin BBQ, or package your own lip balm!

image via ElizabethNardy

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  1. kidsgardener November 2, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    These are great Lea. My kids and students love adding TickleMe Plants to their terrariums. Its the only plant that will close its leaves and lower its branches when tickled. We found TickleMe Plant Greenhouse (like a terrarium) kits on line.

  2. Mommy Goes On December 11, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    I love these terrarium ideas for holiday gifts. I just stuck some aloe in a pot the boring way, but now I’m thinking of doing this as well. Thanks!

  3. Lea Stewart December 28, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Thanks for sharing Leticia. Love that your terrarium is wall hanging. I got really obsessed this holiday and planted 6 new terrariums!

  4. Leticia Fortuna December 12, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    I also invented my own terrarium, take a look at my blog: !

  5. eco bay home products December 10, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    What a great idea! They look wonderful and I’ve seen these bottles at inexpensive prices too.

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