Make Air Plant Terrarium Magnets

Try adding a few of these tiny terrariums filled with air plants to your refrigerator door.

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Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

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Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

DIY Terrariums

Learn how to make these sweet, low-maintenance terrariums for your refrigerator door or other metal surfaces in your home.

Gather Your Supplies

For this craft, you will need: small tin canisters with see-through lids / assorted air plants (Tillandsia sp.) / tiny stones / cutting board / heavy-duty craft blade / straight edge / tape / assorted moss / magnets

Remove the Center

Pop out the see-through center of the canister.

Prepare to Trim

Place the see-through center on the cutting board. Tape it in place. Determine with your straight edge where you would like to cut. Hold the straight edge in place.

Make the Cut

With the heavy-duty craft blade, cut along the straight edge. You may need to repeat this a few times. Flip it over and repeat until the cut is made.

Pop it Back

Pop the cut center piece back into the lid of the canister. If it is loose, glue it into place.

Add Magnets

Add magnets to the back of the canister. Be sure to add enough magnets to hold the filled canister in place on the fridge.

Fill Them Up

Remove the lid from the canister and add some stones to the bottom of the canister.

Check the Amount

Replace the lid and be sure that you have added just the right amount of tiny stones. You do you want them to spill out when you add the air plant.

Finishing Details

With the lid in place, tuck in the air plant of your choice and add some moss varieties to the sides.

Try it Out

Try placing the terrarium on the fridge and check to see how the magnet strength holds. You may need to add more magnets or stronger ones depending on the weight of your terrarium.

More Than One

Try combining different air plants for different looks. I tucked two smaller air plants into this canister.

Three Dimensional

By allowing the air plants to "pop" out of the terrariums, you add a three dimensional element to the design.

Terrarium Care

Air plants require little maintenance. Once a week, simply remove the magnet from the fridge and gently remove the air plant from the terrarium. Mist it with water or run it under the faucet. Then allow it to dry on the countertop. Once dry, tuck it back into its home.

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