Tiny Terrarium Craft

Treat your guests to a living party favor with these mini take-home terrariums.
Share your love of gardening with these miniature take-home terrariums for the holidays.

Miniature Terrarium Placesettings

Sweet treats from the garden for your holiday guests.

Photo by: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo by Melissa Caughey

Sweet treats from the garden for your holiday guests.

If you've followed my posts here on HGTVGardens, then you know that I have a complete addiction to succulents. I adore them for many reasons. I love their colors, textures and diversity of leaves. But the thing I love most is that they are some of the simplest plants to care for. Yes, even for those people with a brown thumb. Because of these reasons, succulents are usually my go-to gift for gardeners and non-gardeners alike. They are a great way to introduce folks to a huge array of plants with abundant personality.

With a succulent addiction comes an abundant array of succulents in my home and gardens. Many of the succulents that spent the summer in my Cape Cod gardens have returned indoors to avoid the wrath of winter. With a pair of household scissors in my hand, I borrowed a few bits and pieces from a variety of succulents. The "mother" plants don't mind one bit. In fact, within a couple of days, the raw edge will be sealed off by the plant. In turn these stolen snips, with the right care, will turn into miniature versions of the adult plants—roots and all.

One fun and unique way to share a variety of succulents with friends and family is to create miniature take-home terrariums for your holiday table. Each place setting at the table has its very own terrarium. No two are alike. Encourage your guests to peek at each terrarium, chose a favorite, or even trade. Sometimes, even the simplest things are often the most beautiful. Here's what you will need to make your own miniature terrariums.

Supply List:

  • Assorted succulent clippings
  • Scissors
  • Glass votive candle holders
  • Hot Glue
  • 3/4" wood birch veneer
  • Wood stain
  • Paper towels
  • Potting soil
  • Small pebbles

Now take a peek at the step-by-step photo gallery below and the accompanying captions for the complete directions:

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