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DIY Dollar Store Christmas Terrariums

I'm super excited to share this Christmas decor idea with you. What I love about this project is that it came together out of nowhere and was so simple and inexpensive to pull off. Almost everything I used was from the dollar store, and the end result is something I can easily put in storage and pull out to display for years to come.

If you haven't started decorating for the holidays, this could be the perfect place to start!



  • Terrariums

  • Preserved moss

  • Faux greenery

  • Fake birds

  • Lineman's pliers

  • Battery-operated fairy lights

  • Display stands

For my pieces, I used a terrarium from Dollarama, as well as a glass cloche from an old candle. The stands are actually table number holders from our wedding, which I love to upcycle whenever possible.

I also found a sprig of festive greenery and a small berry candle ring at Dollarama, along with a pack of three gold bird ornaments and a bag of preserved moss.

For the first terrarium, all I did was layer the candle ring and bits of the festive greenery on top of my wooden base. I then placed one of the gold birds in the middle and carefully wrapped my string of fairy lights around everything.

Once I was happy with the placement, all I had to do was cover the holiday scene with my glass cloche! Eventually, I found the perfect spot for it in our home placed on a mint green cake stand in our kitchen.

For my second piece, I followed the same steps but changed up the materials a little bit. Rather than a berry candle ring, I used a bit of the preserved moss to fill the bottom of the terrarium.

Next, I layered some of the greenery with another gold bird and wrapped everything with more fairy lights.

To finish things off, I placed the terrarium on one of my wooden bases and got to work finding the perfect place to display it. It now sits in our living room on top of a coffee table book, next to a nutcracker and a set of vintage Santa coasters.

If this project inspires you to get crafty, let me know by sharing your creations with me! Leave a comment or use #katiesaracreates on social media. And don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss out on a fun FREEBIE I whipped up.

Happy crafting!

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