Halloween Spirit {Halloween Terrarium}

Now that September is over, it’s OK to get into the Halloween Spirit!  I’m not usually very timely with my Halloween Decorating, but I did manage to make a few of these fun and easy Halloween Terrariums.

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DIY Halloween Decorations

These DIY Halloween decorations are so simple!  And jar terrariums are so popular and perfect for any holiday.  No fancy supplies needed! I used a few different sized jars for variety.  I then shopped my back yard for twigs, seed pods, rocks, etc.  I also picked up a few Halloween novelty items from the craft store. Spooky Terrariums- Today's Creative Blog

This is the perfect craft to get the kids involved, especially for little ones.  No scissors or glue needed……..keeping the risk of injury or risk of glue in the hair down.

Items Needed

  1. Canning Jars or Recycled Jars – a couple sizes make it more interesting, but the large jars are easier to manipulate.
  2. twigs, rocks, moss, seed pods or leaves from the yard
  3. Halloween novelty items (you probably already have some from last year)
  4. florist foam – I used florist foam to stick my seed pods into with the skull.  I also used it for the twig the crow is on
  5. Spanish Moss- I picked up a bag of this at the craft store, although you could use leaves, dirt, rocks etc.

Once you gather your items, start building your scene on the upside down lid.  Slide the lid into the jar and twist on the lid ring…….and you are DONE!  If you’re using an old jar like a mayo jar…….you’ll have one solid lid…….not the 2 part lids that a canning jars has.

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You now have a festive holiday table centerpiece or mantel decoration!   I like it because it’s still somewhat stylish.  It doesn’t scream “tacky” like so many other Halloween decorations………or at least the ones my husband and son put up every year outside.



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Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/Founder of Today's Creative Blog and InspirationDIY.com where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!





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  1. says

    Great idea…these look supercool! It might also be fun to use glow-in-the-dark things…I know you can find bugs and little skulls and things that are GITD, or you could make and paint little tombstones, coffins, etc with glow-in-the-dark paint. Many thanks!

  2. says

    I love the color combo of this. That bright green moss is always great. These turned out so fun! Thanks for sharing!