16 Vintage Terrarium Ideas You Must Try!

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Looking to bring some classic appeal to your home? Try these stylish and easy-to-make DIY Vintage Terrarium Ideas for a tabletop oasis!

If you want to utilize the empty space of a table with style, then have a look at these DIY Vintage Terrarium Ideas! 

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DIY Vintage Terrarium Ideas

1. Vintage Mason Jar Terrarium

 DIY Vintage Terrarium Ideas

Fill up a vintage mason jar with floral foam and Spanish moss. Finish it off by sticking faux succulents in place; you can also use real plants. Follow the tutorial at DIY Candy.

2. Vintage Glass Terrarium

 Vintage Terrarium Ideas

Follow the tutorial here to convert a simple glass terrarium into a vintage one using lace and burlap. These terrariums add a classic appeal to any tabletop or room decor.

3. Glass Jar Terrarium

 Vintage Terrarium Ideas DIY

See how you can combine different plants and glass jars into some stylish and vintage terrariums. You can add any plants depending on your preference.

4. Topsy-Turvy Terrarium

Set up the terrarium onto the lid of a jam glass jar and screw it tightly to the jar. Factory Direct Craft has the tutorial in detail.

5. Terrarium Centerpiece

 Vintage Terrarium Idea

Build a living world inside a glass vase or jar using charcoal, gravel, soil, and plants of your choice. For the instructions, click here.

6. Fish Tank Terrarium

If you have an old fish tank sitting by, consider turning it into a terrarium. Some mini potted plants and gravel are enough to complete it here.

7. Bottle Terrarium

Choose some vintage liquor bottles to upcycle them into a terrarium using soil and plants. We found the idea here.

8. Hanging Terrariums Using Live Plants

Follow the simple steps in this DIY project to create individual hanging terrariums featuring live succulents!

9. Terrarium Filled With All of Your Favorite Plants

This mini little terrarium is a great way to showcase many plants! You can also add some faux ones to it.

10. Oversized Terrarium

Here’s an easy DIY using an oversized glass vase to make an open terrarium. You can go wild with what plants you chose to include and what items you use to accessorize it!

11. Vintage Terrarium

All you need are some old mason jars, some potting medium, and succulents of your choice for this one.

12. Classy Vintage Terrariums

Here are all the details on how to use glass vessels to create terrariums, along with pebbles, plants, and some gardening tools.

13. Victorian Wardian Case

This Victorian Wardian case is a classic example of how you can showcase your succulents in a vintage style!

14. Steampunk Terrarium

A wooden steampunk terrarium like this is all you need to showcase real or faux plants on a table.

15. A Globular Terrarium


This terrarium is an excellent choice to showcase on a windowsill or table.

16. An Antique Terrarium


You can make this antique terrarium or get a ready-made one to showcase plants of your choice!

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