Turn an IKEA Lantern Into a Charming Holiday Terrarium

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Christmas terrariums are a very sweet and simple way to decorate for the holiday season. This sweet little winter holiday scene can be made using a few easy-to-source items and a cute lantern. The best part? This terrarium is zero maintenance and guaranteed to spread Christmas cheer, year after year.

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Editor's Note: The original lantern we used for this DIY is no longer in stock at IKEA. We have updated the Things You Need list with a similar product.

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Things You'll Need

Step 1

Pick a container to use for your terrarium. We picked an IKEA lantern, but you could also use a glass bowl or vase.

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Step 2

Take your dried moss and break off small sections. Scatter it across the base of the terrarium.

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Step 3

Place some mounting putty onto the base of your brush trees, and then place them into the terrarium.

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The putty will keep them in place while you add in extra moss to cover any gaps. Check how the arrangement looks from all sides and make any necessary adjustments.

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Step 4

Grab a few big handfuls of artificial snow ...

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... and then scatter it over the moss to create a snowy scene.

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Step 5

Last but not least, add some miniature figurines as an optional (but adorable) extra.

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This winter wonderland will last all season long. Happy holidays!

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