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!

Materials

  • 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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