10 Not-So-Typical Terrariums

Next time you are planting a terrarium, think outside the glass bowl with these clever (and quirky) ideas.

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Photo By: Jennifer Perkins

Photo By: Jennifer Perkins

Photo By: Jennifer Perkins

Photo By: Jennifer Perkins

Photo By: Jennifer Perkins

Photo By: Jennifer Perkins

Photo By: Jennifer Perkins

Photo By: Jennifer Perkins

Photo By: Jennifer Perkins

Photo By: Jennifer Perkins

Pitcher Perfect Planter

Once you start to see the world through terrarium tinted glasses almost everything – including vintage drink pitchers – starts to look like planters.

Homes for Gnomes

Don’t forget to decorate your terrarium with tiny yard ornaments. Learn how to make these adorable garden gnomes using plastic Easter eggs.

Converted Cake Stand

When was the last time you actually baked a cake, let along put it in a covered cake stand? Try this cake stand terrarium idea instead.

For the Birds

Small bird feeders (hummingbird feeders too) look charming hanging with plants instead of bird food. (But still keeping feeding the birds, just get another feeder.)

Pretty in Pink and Plants

Almost any vessel with a glass or clear plastic lid can count as a terrarium, including a kitschy vintage makeup powder container.

All Lit Up

Craft stores have entire aisles of glassware, including faux lightbulbs just waiting for an air plant (or perhaps a felt succulent).

Hanging Gardens

Start thinking of everything as a potential planter and you will be surprised what you see. Suddenly hanging candleholders can become DIY terrariums.

Here Comes the Bride

A wedding themed terrarium makes a great bridal shower gift or wedding table decor, maybe add a table number too.

Paint Can Planters

Don't let those clear plastic caddies go to waste, turn them into colorful DIY terrariums.

Mini Greenhouse

Construct a mini greenhouse for your plants with this easy picture-frame terrarium DIY.

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