Looking for a fun Halloween craft that’s more classy than creepy? Try this DIY mini Halloween terrarium project. It’s an easy-to-make indoor decoration. After Halloween is over you can remove the painted stone and replace it with an air plant or some crystals. Grab the kids and start collecting some rocks. Make this easy Halloween decoration in just one afternoon.
I love to decorate for Halloween but sometimes I want decorations that aren’t gory or scary and that will match the rest of my decor. If you feel the same way this miniature terrarium project has got you covered. The little painted ghost is festive but the rest of the terrarium is perfect for any time of the year.
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Materials Needed for Halloween Terrarium:
- Small glass vase, round
- Coffee grounds
- Flat rock
- White and black acrylic craft paint
- Paintbrush, small fine tip
- Mini pinecones
- Decorative moss
All items can be found at your local craft store or dollar store. You can buy the rocks at the craft store as well but they should be easy enough to collect outdoors on a nature walk with your kids or grand kids. My daughter, Chloe loves to collect and paint rocks. If your kids love to get crafty too then this is a fun activity to include them.
Instructions for Halloween Terrarium:
- Use a fine paint brush to paint a white ghost shape onto one side of the flat rock. Let dry.
- Paint on eyes and mouth using black paint. Paint small pinecones yellow, or any colour of your choice. Set aside.
- Add a layer of dried coffee grounds to the bottom of the small glass vase (soil would work as well).
- Gently layer in some pebbles over the coffee grounds.
- Place the ghost rock on one side of the vase.
- Add in the decorative moss.
- Finally, place the painted pinecone flowers as desired.
You don’t have to limit the painted rock to a ghost design either. Try different images like spiders, pumpkins or bats. The only limit is your imagination.
How would you decorate your Halloween terrarium? Let me know in the comments and if you like this project please share on Pinterest!