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Christmas Terrarium

By: Amanda Formaro from Crafts by Amanda
Updated December 13, 2020
Christmas Terrarium
Christmas Terrarium

"Decorating for the holidays is one of my favorite things. Creating your own Christmas decor, like this beautiful Christmas terrarium, is fun, satisfying, and a great way to add a personal touch to your home. There’s nothing quite like a gift made from the heart. While this Christmas terrarium is definitely a great gift idea, it’s also a beautiful way to dress up your own home for the holidays. You too can easily make a Christmas terrarium to display on your mantle, as a centerpiece for your holiday table, or to give as a gift!"

Primary TechniqueGeneral Crafts


Materials List

  • Large cylinder glass vase 8” high x 8” wide – similar to this one
  • Empty plastic container that fits inside the cylinder vase approx. 2” high and 6” wide (to act as the riser for the terrarium)
  • 2 cups artificial snow or as needed
  • Green bottle brush Christmas trees in a variety of sizes ranging from 3 1⁄2” to 6 1⁄2” tall
  • Red truck ornament 3” long (we used an Ashland one from Michaels)
  • 2 popsicle craft sticks
  • 1 wooden skewer
  • Acrylic paint in white and brown
  • Burlap approx. 2”x2”
  • Craft tools:
    Paint brushes, fine tip
    Black permanent marker (medium tip)
    Hot glue gun and clear glue sticks
    Gardening shears and wire cutter (optional)

NotesPlease visit Crafts by Amanda for the full tutorial!

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