DIY Terrarium Bookends

Bookends can be expensive, and it's often difficult to find ones that are just right (maybe I'm just picky). So, I decided to make my own inspired by the beautiful terrariums I keep seeing around these days!

But instead of worrying about how to keep cute little plants alive in my low light bookcase, I've decided to make a faux-terrarium instead. No plants will be harmed in the making of this DIY.

Here is what you need for your own bookend terrariums!

1. Preserved Sheet Moss - it comes in different colors so look around to find the shade you like (3.99 here)
2. River Rocks - You can get these from your back yard or a craft store (1.99 here). Just be sure to get big-ish ones that will look pretty in your terrarium.
3. A mason jar or other pretty jar - These are all over antique stores or can be bought new from a craft store for $8-$15 bucks either way. The one pictured above is vintage from my parents house.

Then follow these TWO, count em two, easy steps...

Put the rocks in. Don't just dump them in or you might break your jar.

Put the moss in. You might want to use a utensil or something to get it to lay the way you want it.


Easy and cute for the win!  Enjoy!

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  1. These are gorgeous! And I have all those items on hand! Thanks for such an easy, cute project :)

  2. What a cool idea! I've never seen anything like that before. :)

  3. Beautiful idea! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Great idea!!! I love bringing the outdoors inside!

  5. awesome post will have to try..

    also, I have that same gold owl..whered you find yours?

    1. Thanks kd! I found it in an antique store somewhere in Colorado (it was during a road trip so I don't remember where exactly). I've actually seen a couple around the internet since then - small world!!