Four fun and easy DIY Pumpkin Terrarium ideas that are perfect for Halloween!
Carving pumpkins for Halloween is a classic. It’s an annual tradition that I look forward to every year. But I have to admit, carving pumpkins can be tricky sometimes. You want to carve your pumpkin early enough to enjoy it, but not so early that it doesn’t last until Halloween. Which is why Pumpkin Terrariums are perfect for Halloween! Decorate with a pumpkin that will last for weeks (great for those who like to decorate early).
The kids helped me put together four different DIY Pumpkin Terrarium ideas, all with simple and inexpensive items.
Witches Brew Pumpkin Terrarium
Double, double toil and trouble. Fire burn and caldron bubble. This fun and colorful Halloween Terrarium is a Witches Brew.
Witches Brew Terrarium Supplies
- Felt Balls
- Small Plastic Cauldron
- DIY Paper Witch Hats
The first step was to make my mini witch hats out of some black paper cardstock. Cut a circle for the brim, and a curved triangular shaped piece for the cone. I cut a smaller circle inside the brim piece and then made slits. Place hot glue around the inside of the cone and attach it to the paper brim.
Place the cauldron in the center of your pumpkin. Surround it with green felt balls. Place blue and pink felt balls in the cauldron, as if they are boiling over (or colors of your choice). Insert mini paper witch hats on top of the green felt balls.
Pumpkin Eater Terrarium
The twins helped come up with this spooky ‘cannibal’ Halloween Terrarium.
Pumpkin Eater Terrarium
- Off white cardstock
- Small pumpkin
Set your small pumpkin inside your pumpkin terrarium. To give mine some height I placed it on a wood slice.
Cut out two strips of jagged teeth and attach to the top and bottom opening of your pumpkin terrarium. As a final touch I added some BOO wood tile letters to the top of my Pumpkin Eater.
Skeleton Beach Halloween Terrarium
If you prefer your Halloween to be colorful, this is the pumpkin terrarium for you.
Skeleton Beach Halloween Terrarium Supplies
- Mermaid Skeleton Toy
- Narwhal skeleton toy
- Multi-colored sea shells
Fill the bottom of the pumpkin with multi colored seashells. Pose your mermaid skeleton and narwhal skeleton on top of the shells, like they are relaxing at the beach.
Pumpkin Patch Halloween Terrarium
Finally, the classic pumpkin patch. With a skeleton horse. And Hedwig.
Pumpkin Patch Halloween Terrarium Supplies
- Small plush pumpkin
- Skeleton toy horse
- ‘Fence’ (I used a LEGO train track piece)
- black vase filler rocks
- green moss
- paper leaves
- toy owl (LEGO Hedwig)
Fill the bottom of the pumpkin terrarium with the black rocks. Add in your fence and horse in the background. Then add the moss and nestle in your pumpkin. As a final touch we added in our Hedwig owl.
For each of my pumpkin terrariums I used battery powered tealights in the pumpkin to create some lighting.
I hope these ideas get you thinking about making your own Halloween terrarium! What kind of scene will you create?