Spooky Terrariums

Penny Hall


Bring empty pickle, jelly, and other glass jars back from the dead by turning them into haunting terrariums.

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as many as needed


1 Hr


several jars various sizes
glue gun
spray paints, black, orange, white, etc

Directions Step-By-Step

Step 1: First, wash each container and dry thoroughly. Choose a sturdy twig that's slightly shorter than the jar and hot-glue it to the inside of the lid, so that the twig sticks straight up.

Step 2: Hot-glue plastic bugs to the wood — making sure the decorations are small enough to fit inside the glass when you seal the terrarium.

Step 3: Spray-paint everything but the jar — twig, bugs, lid — white or black.

Step 4: Once the piece has dried, hot-glue green floral moss around the base of the twig. Carefully place the jar upside down over the lid and screw it on.

To make the crow version shown, follow the instructions above, but hot-glue a fake bird to the twig after you spray-paint.

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About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Non-Edibles
Other Tag: Quick & Easy