DIY Family Fun: Mason Jar Terrariums

Do you love plants but don't have much space for a garden? Or are you looking for a creative way to up-cycle an old mason jar? Then it's time to try making your own DIY mason jar terrarium!

Terrariums are mini gardens that are self-contained and easy to care for. They're perfect for those who want to bring a bit of nature into their home or office. With a few simple materials, you can create your own terrarium in a repurposed mason jar.


  • A clean mason jar with a lid
  • Small stones or pebbles
  • Activated charcoal
  • Potting soil
  • Small plants or succulents
  • Decorative elements (optional)


  1. Clean the mason jar thoroughly with soap and water, and let it dry completely.

  2. Add a layer of small stones or pebbles to the bottom of the jar. This will help with drainage.

  3. Next, add a layer of activated charcoal. This will help keep the soil fresh and prevent any unwanted odors.

  4. Add a layer of potting soil on top of the charcoal. Make sure it's deep enough to accommodate the plants you'll be using.

  5. Gently plant the small plants or succulents in the soil, making sure to leave enough space between them.

  6. Add any decorative elements you want, such as small figurines or rocks.

  7. Water the plants lightly, being careful not to overwater. Terrariums are self-contained, so they don't need much water.

  8. Finally, put the lid on the mason jar and place it in a well-lit area that's not in direct sunlight.


  • Choose small plants or succulents that are suited to a terrarium environment. Some great options include ferns, mosses, and air plants.
  • Be careful not to over water your terrarium. Too much moisture can lead to mould or root rot.
  • If you want to add more variety to your terrarium, you can use decorative elements like sand, coloured stones, or small shells.

Creating your own DIY mason jar terrarium is a fun and easy way to bring a bit of green into your life. With a little creativity, you can make a mini garden that's perfect for any space. So why not give it a try and see what kind of beautiful terrarium you can create?

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