Gallery: DIY: How to Make a Terrarium Christmas Ornament!



Obtain some greenery to place inside your ornament. We "borrowed" some from the alley behind our apartment building.


- Moss, plants and/or twigs small enough to fit into your terrarium ornament - Some soil - Tweezers - Reusable glass ornament orb - A ribbon (we used one from an old gift box - A chain or string (we used an old bracelet) - (optional) Figurines or other fun tsotchkes to place inside your ornament


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  1. Sarah Nyburg December 18, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    Would clear plastic ones work? It’s hard to find clear glass ones where I am.

  2. Yuka Yoneda December 9, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Good question. After all, you don’t want to have to keep cleaning out dead plants and replacing them, right? All of my mini terrariums have continued to thrive, but I guess it really depends on how hardy the plants are and what kinds of conditions you have in your home. For more tips on how to keep things fresh in your terrarium, this is a great resource:

  3. Yuka Yoneda December 9, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    That’s a great idea Syd. Or you could even make a little stand for it like so:

  4. SydMarkle December 9, 2011 at 10:20 am

    What would you do with it after the holidays? Hang them in your window?

  5. renmarshall December 9, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Will the terrarium continue to thrive, or will it eventually die? What could someone do to help it thrive longer in the event that it does die?

  6. Yuka Yoneda December 9, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Hi Bob,

    You can find one here:


  7. bobtheknob December 8, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    where does one get a clear glass ‘orb’?

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