Dollar Tree Terrarium Turned Into A Christmas Decoration

I took a plant terrarium and gave it a makeover! I used Dollar Tree stuff to create a snowman winter scene! You won’t believe the transformation! It’s a great way to decorate on a budget all the while being creative!

Snowman: Check Dollar Tree, craft stores – anything about three inches in size, should work! It doesn’t have to be a snowman!
Floral picks: Check Dollar Tree or craft store
Mod Podge:
Hot glue:
Silver glitter:

White acrylic paint:

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Here is the video tutorial, so you can see exactly how I made it:


1.  I went shopping and found the terrarium, snowmen and glittery floral picks, all at the Dollar Tree.

2.  I added some glue into a cup and poured in some glitter and confetti and mixed it up good.

3.  I used a brush to dab the mixture onto the inside of the terrarium. 

Don’t forget the rim!  Then just let it dry overnight.

4.  Once dry, I poured white acrylic paint into the terrarium and swirled it around.

This is a good time to wipe the excess paint off the outside, that may have dripped out.

Then set it aside to dry…again, this will probably be overnight.

5.  I used Mod Podge and dabbed the side of the terrarium and added more glitter, to give it a nice frosty look.

Tip:  Pour the excess glitter back into the container.

Look at that beautiful frostiness!

6.  Now it’s time for the snowman.  I don’t like the tab at the top and decided to remove it.  I didn’t want it to look like an ornament.

7.  I cut the excess plastic down, using my wire cutters.

8.  I added hot glue and a small gold jingle bell.

9.  I used Mod Podge and brushed it around the bottom of the  jingle bell, to hide the jagged edge from where I cut the ornament.

10.  I poured fine silver glitter over it and now it looks like it should have been that way!

11.  I trimmed down the floral picks to make them the size I needed.

12.  I glued in the snowman and the picks.  Don’t worry if glue is showing.

 13.  I used white paint and covered up any glue left showing.  Then, I let it dry and went over it with Mod Podge and sprinkled it with the glitter.

How cute is that?!?!

14.  I used glue and put it around the top loop and sprinkled it with silver glitter.

15.  I added a gold ribbon to hang it!

Think about all the places you can hang it from! The mantel, a light fixture, etc. I has a flat bottom, so it can be set down on a side table.

Thanks for stopping by! Remember: Life’s too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™ Stay safe!


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