Terrariums are a fun way to get a little greenery into your apartment without all the hustle and maintenance. They come in all shapes and sizes as well as different types of plants and soil. Here are five fun DIY terrariums that are sure to fit right into your home.

Text by Kassie Roberts

Woman lifts moss for terrarium.

Coffeepot Terrarium

If you’re a coffee lover, you’ve surely gone through your share of coffeepots. Perhaps you upgraded to a coffee press and ditched your old Mr. Coffee. Before you throw the pot away, turn it into a simple and fashionable coffeepot terrarium. Not only does it show your love for coffee, but also shows off your DIY capabilities. 

Clear Teapot Terrarium

Using a clear teapot is similar to using a coffeepot, but for tea lovers! This classy terrarium is simple and fun. It’s a quick and easy DIY that can fit in your living room or your kitchen. It’s a fantastic centerpiece for events or parties, or could also be a wonderful gift for a tea-lover or a plant fan!

Woman plants ivy in terrarium.

Lightbulb Terrarium

Lightbulbs tend to be difficult to reuse after having been in a lamp, but turning them into a terrarium is a quirky and cute way to keep from tossing them in the trash. These lightbulb terrariums may not give off light, but do give off a peaceful nature experience in such a small container. They won’t take up much space and are really quite stylish. 

Gumball Machine Terrarium

This gumball terrarium is for anyone with a strong inner child. Although you may not have a gumball machine lying around, they’re easily found online. Gumball machines come in a variety of shapes and colors and are sure to fit into your fun-loving home.

Terrarium sits on silver plate on wooden coffee table.

Mason Jar Terrarium

The mason jar terrarium is the perfect fit for any Southern-styled home or kitchen. It doesn’t take up too much counter space, and the classic “Ball” logo is endlessly nostalgic for Southerners. These are also so simple to make that they are great gifts for friends and family. This terrarium is sure to bring a smile to your face.