DIY Mini Faux Terrarium Necklace Tutorial

DIY Terrarium Necklace

If you know me, you know that I love plants but also have a slight problem keeping them alive. I’m always trying to find ways to enjoy plants that don’t involve killing them, and today’s project is right up my alley! I’m sharing a DIY Mini Faux Terrarium Necklace Tutorial that will live foreeeever :).

DIY Terrarium Necklace

With just a handful of fun supplies, you can make one for yourself (and perhaps 10 of your closest friends?).

DIY Terrarium Necklace

Let’s get to work!

DIY Terrarium Necklace

mini glass vial – I used a mini hildie & jo vial found in the jewelry section at my local Jo-Ann store that had a screw eye attached to the cork, but these mini vials would also work by adding your own screw eyes
mini rocks – I used tiny gold decorative rocks found at my local Jo-Ann store
mini faux flower
chain and lobster claw (with jump rings attached)
e-6000 glue and toothpick
*Supplies and compensation for this project provided by Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. All content, photos, and opinions are my own.DIY Terrarium Necklace      

  1. Remove cork from vial. Because the screw eye attached was silver, I covered the cork with painting tape, excluding the screw eye, and painted the screw eye gold. Once completely dry, I removed the tape. DIY Terrarium NecklaceDIY Terrarium Necklace
  2. One by one, layer sand, rocks, moss, and a faux flower in the vial. Use toothpick as needed to place objects as desired. DIY Terrarium Necklace DIY Terrarium Necklace DIY Terrarium NecklaceDIY Terrarium Necklace
  3. Use toothpick to dab e-6000 glue around inside top of vial. Replace cork, firmly pushing it into vial and glue. Allow to dry completely. DIY Terrarium Necklace
  4. If necessary, use jewelry pliers to shorten chain. Use pliers to open jump rings and secure to ends of chain, attaching lobster claw to necklace. 

Great job! Now enjoy wearing your new favorite accessory!

DIY Terrarium Necklace


  1. So clever!

    I have one of those little vials and now I have an idea of what to do with it. With those supplies you could make a hundred of these little terrariums! I’m going see what I have in my stash to put this together. It’s the teeny tiny rocks I may have to track down. But I work at Joann’s so should be able to come up with something.

    Thanks for the idea!

    • sewmuchado says:

      Awesome! Yes, I keep asking my friends who wants to make one too because there are so much extra supplies haha!

  2. How stinking cute is that? Awesome!

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