DIY Woodland Terrarium


Before I knew what gender our second baby was going to be I was set on our nursery theme: Woodland animals! I was really excited to make a bunch of different components for this nursery. One of the pieces I was the most excited about creating is this little DIY woodland terrarium. This DIY woodland terrarium is super simple to make Р10 minutes or less, even!



  • Lantern
  • River rocks
  • Moss
  • Fawn
  • Faux tree

I purchased the lantern from Target’s “get me out of here” section. Ya know, the “dollar” section you can hardly escape from without adding 15 items to your cart! It’s one of my favorite sections of the store.

The darling little fawn is from Michaels, as are the river rocks, moss and tree. I already had the rocks hidden away from our wedding centerpieces.

First, line the bottom of the lantern¬†with some of the river rocks. I added about an inch and a half to cover the bottom of the lantern and make sure you could see some of them when you’re looking at the terrarium from the side.


Next, cover the rocks with moss. Use whatever color you like! I wanted to add a gorgeous pop of color that complemented the green in the room. I layered the moss to create a little bit of a hill in the back to give the tree some height and placed moss around the base of the tree to cover the white. I compacted the moss in the front so the fawn wouldn’t sink in. I suggest gluing him to a little piece of card stock to distribute his weight evenly but I didn’t do that here.


I considered trimming off the snow from the bristles but wound up liking the way it looked like this. You could also use a deciduous tree, like an oak or maple.

Now this beauty is prominently displayed in our little boy’s nursery.




What do you think? What little critters would you put in your terrarium? Tell me in the comments.

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