By adding little painted figures to your terrariums, you can create the cutest mini worlds. Start by sourcing all kinds of glass vessels – then get creative! The terrarium building basics remain the same: add a layer of small pebbles, potting mix, then your pick of terrarium plants. Top with more pebbles, sand, sea glass, fine bark, small pieces of driftwood or sphagnum moss before adding your small-scale people. You can buy the mini folk from hobby stores or online (try searching on eBay). Just make sure you have a pair of surgical tweezers on hand to help you place all the fiddly bits in the right spot. Check out these ideas!
Let’s go to the beach!
Pebbles, sand, pieces of driftwood and blue sea glass add to this oceanside setting – beach brolley and all!
With the help of long surgical tweezers, turn a bottle with a narrow opening into a miniature version of a hike in the wilderness.
In a rope-suspended teardrop vessel, place a cute toy deer in a forest-inspired backdrop.
Take a hike!
In this scene, bushwalkers discover a hidden waterhole made of chipped blue beach glass.
An oversized brandy balloon serves as the home for miniature fishermen trying to reel in the catch of the day.
Walk in the park
Your cast of characters can climb ridges and mountainous peaks made from larger rocks and pieces of driftwood.
On the line
A lush green backdrop can even make chores, such as hanging the laundry on the clothesline, into the most charming scene.
What a hoot!
Give a toy owl a home in a terrarium filled with pebbles, dried sphagnum moss, potting soil, terrarium plants, lichen, stones, driftwood, and shells.