The 9 Best DIY Terrarium Kits of 2017

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diy terrarium kitA Terrarium kit allows anybody to create your own tiny ecosystem in your own home – indoors. These self contained gardens are usually displayed in a glass container and can be either sat on a bench or hung from an appropriate location – depending on your terrarium.

Terrarium kits usually contain either air plants or succulents – both are very easy to setup and care for and can even survive being forgotten about for a week or two!

For beginners, it is probably best you start with a DIY Terrarium Kit that comes as a package. These kits remove the guesswork from the equation and make the process of creating your own terrarium easy and enjoyable.

The best DIY terrarium kits come with everything you need to get your self contained ecosystem up and running. Some of the items usually included are:

  • Glass terrarium globe/container and stand or hanger
  • Plants – usually air plants, moss or succulents
  • Rocks for the base
  • Decorative items – usually rocks, geode crystals or man made decorations

Which is the Best DIY Terrarium Kit?

With so many different terrarium kits available, it is often hard to know which one to choose to suit your requirements and budget. Well, we have done a lot of the research for you and have come up with a list to help you choose the best DIY terrarium kit that is ideal for you.

What we Look for in Terrarium Kits

When assessing each kit we look at a number of different factors to decide if they make the cut for our list.

Is it an all in one kit?

We look at if everything is included in the kit that you need to get up and going without purchasing anything else. Some kits that are not all in one do make the list, but most are all inclusive.

What type and number of plants included

For this criteria we look at the type of plants included, if there are suitable for a low maintenance terrarium and the number of plants included.

The size and quality of the globe/container

We do look a the size of the globe, but bigger is not always better. Some DIY Terrariums are designed to take up less room, so smaller globes can also rate highly.

Is a stand/hanger included?

Not all Terrarium kits include a stand or a hanger, but it is nice to have the option. Some also actually require a stand as the globe/container would not stand upright without it!

Ease of use

Are the instructions easy to follow and is the Terrarium easy to setup and keep alive?

The Best DIY Terrarium Kits

After careful consideration, research and testing, our list of the best DIY terrarium kits for 2017 are as follows.

Bliss Gardens Air Plant 8″ Oval Terrarium Kit

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Perfect For:
An office space that needs livening up.

Kit Contents:

  • 8″ Oval glass terrarium – 8″ tall and 5″ wide
  • Metal stand
  • 2 x air plants – Caput Medusae & Ionantha
  • 1 x bag of opal ice mini rocks
  • 1 x geode crystal
  • 1 x black sea fan
  • Orange and red reindeer moss

Our Review:
While it is a little more expensive than many of the other DIY Terrarium kits in our list, The Bliss Gardens 8″ air plant terrarium kit really does deserve to be at the top.

This kit really does look great, it is easy to setup, and even easier to care for. It doesn’t need too much light and can do well even next to a house lamp or under office lighting.

The product that arrives is very easy to setup and it when you are done it looks exactly like the marketing images.

Where to buy it:
The Bliss Gardens Air Plant Terrarium kit is available from Amazon.

Hinterland Trading Teardrop  Air Plant Terrarium

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Perfect for
Sitting on your desk at work, but be prepared for everyone to ask you where you got it!

Kit Contents:

  • 5.5″ glass teardrop terrarium
  • Air plant – Ionantha Scaposa which is between 2.5 – 2.5 ” tall
  • River pebble
  • Moss

Our Review:
The tear drop terrarium from Hinterland Trading is extremely popular for a reason. It comes with a flexible teardrop terrarium which can be either stood on a flat surface or hung from something suitable.

The plant is almost too big for the teardrop enclosure, but it is actually quite easy to insert without damaging either the plant or the container.

This terrarium is quite low maintenance, only requiring watering weekly.

Where to buy it:
The Hinterland Trading Air Plant Terrarium kit is available from Amazon.

Faber Castell Enchanted Fairy Garden Kit

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Perfect for
Teaching kids the basics of a garden while also creating an amazing decoration.

Kit Contents:

  • 11″ Fairy garden dish
  • Wheatgrass and bean mixture seeds
  • Potting soil
  • Flower fairy Hannah
  • Resin fairy house
  • 2 x Resin toadstools
  • Sparkling gems
  • Glittery pixie dust
  • 2 x Tulle butterflies
  • Fabric flower boquet
  • Glass opti-stones
  • Purple gravel
  • Pain brush and six acrylic paints

Our Review:
Wow, talk about a kit that includes absolutely everything! From the growing dish to the seeds to the paints to decorate it – this kit includes everything your kids will need to grow their own indoor garden.

Designed especially for kids, the Faber Castell Fairy Garden Kit is sure to keep your kits entertained while they set up and decorate this amazing looking self contained garden.

The plants grow amazingly easy and it is a great way to teach your children the basics of how a garden works. Your kids will be rushing to the fairy garden each day to see how much it has grown.

This terrarium is highly recommended for kids.

Where to buy it:
The Faber Castell Fairy Gardens Kit is available from Amazon.

Bliss Gardens Air Plant 5″ Glass Globe Terrarium Kit

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Perfect for:
A gift for someone who already has everything!

Kit Contents:

  • 5″ round glass globe
  • Air Plant – Brachycaulos
  • Dried blue thistle flower
  • 2 x Dried yellow billy button flowers
  • Natural white sand
  • Blue and green moss
  • Starfish

Our Review:
The Bliss Gardens 5″ Air Plant Terrarium is certainly unique. It is the perfect size to sit on an office desk or a kitchen counter and as it has a decidedly “under the sea” feel to it, and will draw the eye wherever you decide to place it.

Bliss Gardens have once again shown their expertise in Terrariums and have designed it so the 5″ globe can be hung from a suitable location or placed on a flat surface.

Included with the kit is a Brachycaulos air plant. This plant is super easy to look after and only requires watering every two weeks.

The included instructions are well written and super easy to follow and the quality of the decorative items included are second to none.

Where to buy it:
The Bliss Gardens Air Plant 5″ Glass Globe Terrarium Kit is available from Amazon.

Hinterland Trading Globe Air Plant Terrarium Kit

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Perfect for:
An older child or teenagers room

Kit Contents:

  • 4.5″ round Terrarium with hanger and flat bottom
  • Air plant – Tillandsia Bromeliads
  • Pebbles
  • Moss

Our Review:

The Hinterland Trading 4.5″ globe terrarium kit is top quality, from the globe itself to the airplant – everything arrives i great shape and is ready to go.

Many kits come with too few pebbles but that is not the case with this kit, it comes with an ample supply of pebbles and moss.

The kit usually arrives with a little note explaining that the plants have had a long trip and will require watering – which we thought was a nice touch!

This kit would suit any older child or teenagers room and is sure to liven up any space!

Where to buy it:
The Hinterlands Trading 4.5″ Glass Globe Terrarium Kit is available from Amazon.

Bliss Gardens Twin Globe Wonky Wonderland Terrarium Kit

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Perfect for:
A living area or kitchen.

Kit Contents:

  • 1 x 7″ Teardrop glass globe
  • 1 x 4″ Round glass globe
  • 2 x Air plants
  • 2 x Bags of white rocks
  • 4 x Dried yellow billy button flowers
  • Dried green star flowers
  • Chartreuse green reindeer moss
  • 2ft of hanging twine

Our Review:
They say two terrariums are better than one right? Well the Bliss Gardens Twin Globe Wonky Wonderland DIY Terrarium Kit will get you just that – two terrariums for a very attractive price!

It comes with everything you need to get your glass terrariums up an going easily and quickly.

This kit requires watering 1 – 2 x a week, but the plants are somewhat drought resistant so if you do forget for one week – it won’t be the end of your precious terrarium.

These plants will fit in to any modern decor with no problems and will be sure to catch the eye of any visitors.

Where to buy it:
Bliss Gardens Twin Globe Wonky Wonderland DIY Terrarium Kit is available from Amazon.

Faber Castell Grow n’ Glow Terrarium Kit

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Perfect for:
A young child’s bedroom

Kit Contents:

  • 5″ plastic jar terrarium & decorative lid
  • Potting mix
  • Organic chia and wheat grass seeds
  • Garden Figurines
  • Decorative sand
  • River stones
  • Plant mister
  • Glow in the dark stickers

Our Review:
Faber Castell have done it again with the Grow n Glow DIY Terrarium Kit. This kit is perfect for even a young childs room thanks to the plastic jar which will not break into dangerous sharp pieces if accidentally knocked onto the floor.

This Terrarium kit will teach kids what plants require to glow, and they can see the fruits of their work in just a few days as the chia and wheat grass seeds grow incredibly quickly.

And don’t forget the glow part! The kit includes glow in the dark stickers which will fill your children with wonder when it gets dark and send their imagination running wild.

Where to buy it:
The Faber Castell Glow n Grow DIY Terrarium Kit is available from Amazon.

Bliss Gardens Succulent Terrarium Kit

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Perfect for:
Hanging anywhere in the home or office

Kit Contents:

  • 4.5″ Glass hanging terrarium with clear line
  • 1 x Succulent
  • 1 x Small bag organic cactus soil
  • River rocks
  • Green, tan and red reindeer moss
  • Activated charcoal filter rocks

Our Review:
Yes, we have included quite a number of Bliss Gardens terrariums in our list, but that is because they do such a good job at putting together these kits and the succulent hanging terrarium kit is no exception.

Assembly of this kit is a little more difficult than an air plant Terrarium, so take your time. The amount of soil, moss and rocks you get with this kit is a lot – and you probably wont need it all. Don’t try to jam it in!

This kit needs a bright location and should be watered sparingly – if you are unsure how to care for succulents, I recommend reading this post.

Where to buy it:
The Bliss Gardens Succulent Hanging Terrarium Kit is available from Amazon.

Bliss Gardens 6″ Oval Glass and Stand Air Plant Terrarium Kit

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Perfect for:
A feature piece on any surface where you want to draw the eye

Kit Contents:

  • 6″ x 4″ Oval glass terrarium and stand
  • Air plants – Caput Medusae & Ionantha
  • 1 x Bag of opal ice mini rocks
  • 1 x Geode crystal
  • 1 x Black sea fan
  • Orange and red reindeer moss

Our Review:

Looking for a Terrarium that comes with a stand but the 8″ is too big? Well the Bliss Gardens 6″ Glass Terrarium and Stand may be perfect for you.

This self contained ecosystem is sure to draw the eye, and will fit especially well in a modern furnished room. It is perfect for livening up any room and because the stand is included, it will not be hard to find a suitable location for it.

This DIY Terrarium kit needs watering 1 – 2 times a week and should be placed in an area with bright light.

Where to buy it:
The Bliss Gardens 6″ Oval Glass Terrarium Kit is available from Amazon.

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