Learn how to make tiny terrariums from jam jars with this simple DIY tutorial. This is a great way to reuse jars and use items that you have at home to create decor or a thoughtful gift.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Bonne Maman. All opinions are 100% mine.
I love a good upcycle, and I also love anything in miniature form. This DIY is the perfect combination of both! Terrariums make a lovely decor accent, and these small-scale ones would also make a great gift for a friend or family member.
With the help of some adorable Bonne Maman jam jars, these terrariums are super mini and super simple to create! You can use items you already have on hand to create a unique terrarium, and you can also make these with your kids at home for a fun activity to enjoy together.
Bonne Maman makes the most delicious jams filled with natural ingredients, high quality fruit, they’re non-GMO project verified, and have no high fructose corn syrup. One of the best parts of prepping for this DIY was finishing up the jam from these jars (my favourite is the apricot)! You can find more about Bonne Maman jams here.
Ready to make these? Here’s how to create DIY tiny terrariums from jam jars.
First, carefully clean your Bonne Maman jam jar with soap and water and remove the label. Dry the jar thoroughly before crafting.
Next, source items from around your home for your tiny terrarium like sand, soil, rocks, succulents, ribbon, twine, beads, glass pebbles, moss, twigs, miniature toys, small flowers, shells… use your imagination!
Fill the bottom ¼ of the jar with sand or soil.
Add a main plaint, and then smaller plants if desired.
Next, add decorative pebbles, rocks, and/or shells.
You can finish with whimsical accessories like tiny toys or accessories.
Optionally, you can add final touches to the jar like a twine bow or a gift label.
You’re all done! Wasn’t that easy? The customization options for these are endless, and it would be fun to personalize them for a friend to give as a thoughtful gift. Pair it with a jar or two of Bonne Maman jam and a loaf of bread for a sweet treat!
Now tell me: What would YOU put in your tiny jam jar terrarium?