Dollar Tree Terrarium – Perfect for All Seasons
This Dollar Tree terrarium is the perfect addition for an easy year-round display. You can make this cute and affordable craft which can be dressed up or left natural.
Check your craft stash and closets because you might have everything you need already. This easy Dollar Tree craft uses a clay pot and saucer, a globe vase, paint, and a wood round or bead. Let’s get started.
Make an Easy Terrarium for Year-Round Displays
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I always bring crafts on vacation but they are usually quick and easy DIY projects. While my husband and daughter are occupied with naps, reading, or daddy / daughter date stuff, I will set up a little area and take a break from the business of vacationing.
Normally, I take polymer or air dry clay, hand sewing crafts, or painting projects because after I do them, they are usually SOLID and I don’t have to worry about transporting anything fragile. But this trip, I was meeting a friend who wanted to craft a few specific things she’d seen at my home and this little terrarium project was one of them. Transporting a glass jar or globe made me nervous, but everything worked out.
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No time to make this right now or need to grab a globe vase? Save this to an easy Dollar Store crafts pin board or share it on Facebook. Both will make it easy to find when you’re ready to start this easy project.
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Be sure to check out my DIY Mini Gnome Planters with Dollar Tree Supplies. These succulent terrariums were a big hit!
Tips for Making this Terra Cotta Pot Terrarium
- All Dollar Trees are different so you may need to find some of the craft supplies at a big box or craft store, but I was able to find everything except the saucer at mine.
- Use chalk paint on the terra cotta if you can because it covers very well and doesn’t seem to be absorbed as easily as acrylic paint. Another option is to seal the pieces first to avoid it absorbing so much of the paint color.
- E6000 is my glue of choice for this project but if you need to work on it all in one sitting, use a mix of hot glue and E6000. Use alternating dots of each one, taking care not to mix them.
- Take the extra step to seal the painted clay pot and terra cotta saucer. The piece will show wear and tear if you don’t because the paint will chip off.
- These same supplies can be turned into an adorable gum ball machine, too! You can use real gum balls or brightly colored pompoms to achieve the look.
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How to Make a Simple Terrarium Display
Below is the written and printable tutorial for this easy craft idea. If you are a visual learner, watch the full Dollar Tree clay pot terrarium video tutorial on YouTube. While you’re there, please subscribe – we have a lot of fun over there with easy projects like these.
More Fun Dollar Tree Crafts
If you love the Dollar Tree and like making easy crafts, here are a few more projects you might like:
- Dollar Tree Calendar Magnet Craft – Quick and Easy DIY! – These are a quick afternoon project and are perfect for holding homemade paintings on the fridge.
- Bee Hive Candle Holder – Using a wine glass and a few other DT finds, you can make this adorable bee craft that has gone viral!
- Disney Inspired Display for Parties or Decor – Friends, you will have such a fun time putting this together. These icons are made even more adorable with a Dollar Tree staple.
- Small Globe Vase Terrarium – Watch how easy Bethany puts together this mini terrarium using what she found at the dollar store.
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