Craft Night: DIY Mini Terrariums

DiY mini terrariums

DiY mini terrariums

I love Friday Craft Night. Most Friday nights I find myself getting a little bit tired of the computer and I choose to kick off the weekend with a crafty project. Normally, I pull out the scrapbooking supplies and make some type of papercrafting project, but this past Friday I pulled out some happy mail from last week — a craft kit from Darby Smart and whipped up three mini magnetic terrariums in less than an hour.

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As part of my 29 Goals project, I’m challenging myself to complete 12 new Arts and Crafts projects. So far this year I’ve made Rainbow Loom bracelets, an altered printer’s tray, and I have plans for some handmade jewelry, a clock, and a few other projects on my desk.

About this project: These three DIY magnetic terrariums are super easy to put together, and even more easy to take care of — they only need a little bit of water every few weeks. Which is good for me, as I tend to murder plants.

The Darby Smart box comes to your door with pretty much everything you need to complete the project, including instructions. The only things I needed to add were a sharpie and a pair of scissors.This is my third or fourth Darby Smart kit, and I really just like that everything you need comes in a box, and you don’t have to worry about pulling supplies, or making sure you have everything you need.


Sometimes I just want to sit down and craft and not have to think about it. 

They also make bigger kits for Girls Night craft parties, where a group of friends can get together and all craft the same project — perfect for Friday Craft Night with friends — or an Awesome Ladies Project get-together.

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Project Notes

  • I cut five circles from the clear sheet just in case I messed up, and picked the three best ones.
  • Even after reading through the directions twice, I missed the part about cutting the plastic circles in half — duh. So I used an exacto knife to slice half off after I glued them down.
  • I dunked the little guys in water before setting them up with the moss and rocks. I then stuck them on a magnetic board on my art wall, and that’s where they’ll sit for now.

You can purchase the Darby Smart Terrarium Kit here.

What was your latest craft project?