If you’ve ever wanted to create your own terrarium, but didn’t know where to start, you’re in luck. There are dozens of unique and beautiful terrarium kits out there that are perfect for adults. These kits save you the time and trouble of buying everything separately. And once it’s complete, you will have a lovely decor item to display in your home.
Terrarium kits come in all sorts of designs and price ranges. Some even let you customize the items in your kit, so you can get the exact look you want. And as someone who has used both kits and created terrariums from scratch, I can tell you that using a kit is way easier and cheaper. If you want to see examples of terrariums I’ve made, check out the post Terrariums: A Fun And Easy DIY Decor Item.
At the bottom of this post, I have included two important things to consider before you purchase a terrarium that will help you choose the perfect kit for you. But for now, let’s get started looking at some terrarium kits you can buy right off of Etsy.
1) Rainbow Succulent Terrarium Kit
This is one of my favorite terrarium kits on Etsy. Mostly due to the rainbow-colored reindeer moss and all of the cute accessories that come with it. This kit includes the vase, colored mosses, sea glass, two succulent plants, dirt, charcoal, the vase, a wooden heart (for messages), and other accessories. It also comes with all the instructions and is packaged in a box that is perfect for gift giving.
2) Woodland Beach Terrarium Kit
I love how this terrarium combines the woodland forest and the beach. And that the colors are very natural, so it can fit better with more mellow decors. I also think this terrarium would look amazing with some fairy lights thrown in as well, but even on its own, it’s a beaut. This terrarium comes with a vase, air plant, forest moss, beige reindeer moss, light green reindeer moss, tree bark, lichen, brown pebbles, and dried flowers.
3) Fantasy Beach Terrarium Kit
If you like the beach, you’re going to love this next terrarium which has a fantasy vibe to it. It almost feels like I could write a story about the tiny glass bottle or what the mystical silver orbs do. And the air plant is the perfect replica of the grass you would really see at the beach. This terrarium includes the vase, air plant, sand, silver orbs, crushed glass, miniature glass bottle, and more.
4) White Sand LED Terrarium Kit
I have ordered several terrarium kits from this Etsy seller and I have been happy with all of them. Not only are they some of the best-priced terrariums (many are $20 or less), they are also beautiful. The kit pictured here comes with white sand, an air plant, a shell, reindeer moss (in the color of your choice), and an LED color-changing vase.
5) Blue Limpet Shell Terrarium
As much as I love bright colors, more simple color schemes work better with my decor. And this terrarium is perfect for that. The white sand, blue limpet shells, and air plant work perfectly together to create a simple yet elegant terrarium. Personally, I think this terrarium is perfect the way it is, but if you want to dress it up a little, you could always add fairy lights, figurines, or other shells to make it stand out more. You could even place a matching turquoise air plant inside.
6) Crystal Ball Moss Terrarium
This terrarium allows you to create your own beautiful underwater world. And the best part is that you get 14 different (sand and rock) choices and 9 different crystal balls to choose from. This means you have tons of different color combinations that you can select. Plus, you’ll get everything else you’ll need including a vase, a sea fan, seashells, and the moss that will be the living feature of your terrarium.
7) Sand Art Succulent Terrarium Kit
Finding a sand art terrarium that comes in a kit is rare. And this Etsy seller has create a gorgeous one so you don’t have to purchase all of the different colored sands yourself. Depending on how you layer the sand, you can create all sorts of different looks. Plus, you’ll also get a vase, soil, decorative rocks, red and green moss, a succulent, and a mini figurine that you can arrange to your liking.
8) Molten Glass Terrarium Kit
All of the terrariums sold in this shop come with a one-of-a-kind molten glass vase that sits upon a beautiful piece of wood. I like how this terrarium, in particular, combines ocean elements with crystals for a mellow peaceful vibe. This kit includes the vase and wood base, an air plant, driftwood, angel aura crystal, desert rose stone, abalone shell, wooden heart, turquoise and white sand, and blue moss.
9) Desert Cactus Terrarium Kit
This terrarium perfectly imitates a beautiful desert scene. With this kit, you get to choose the size of the vase you want (price varies) and the type of plants you prefer. It also comes with quite a few elements to arrange so will require a little more effort than some other terrariums. This kit comes with a vase, cacti and/or succulents, lava rocks, activated charcoal, plant food, decorative stones, an animal figurine, and more.
10) Blue Whale Terrarium Kit
All of the elements in this terrarium combine perfectly to create a cute little garden that will also remind you of the ocean. This kit comes with the vase, a whale figurine, blue pebbles, reindeer moss, dried flowers, jade pebbles, fine sand, a snail shell, large stones, and an air plant. With all of the pieces that come with this terrarium, it might be a little harder to get the placement right, but that also makes it more fun.
Fully Assembled Terrariums
Sometimes you can find terrariums on Etsy that are already assembled. This can be a good option for people who want something they can display right away or don’t want to build something on their own. It’s also helpful for sellers that offer terrariums that are too labor-intensive to be recreated with a kit. As you will see below, some terrariums are very complex and require extremely skilled hands to complete.
Moss & Sea Life Terrarium
This terrarium is at the top of my wish list. I love the fact that you can choose your own marine animal and how realistic the water looks. The animals you can choose from include a shark, dolphin, turtle, fish, grey whale, or humpback whale. It also comes in 4 different sizes and with the larger sizes, you get to pick two animals.
Price: $$$$ and up
Colorful Air Plant Terrarium
I love the colored air plants that come with this kit, especially the turquoise blue, which really pops next to the reindeer moss. I’ve purchased air plants from this seller before and the plant colors really are that vibrant. In fact, you can see samples of the magenta and purple-tipped plants on my other terrarium post. This kit comes with a glass vase, colored moss, a line for hanging the terrarium, shells, and air plants.
Ocean Cove Waterfall Terrarium
The terrariums in this shop are spectacular. I had a hard time choosing which one to show here but I selected this one due to the water and the perfect way it cascades down the rocks. And I like how the moss is positioned perfectly to frame the waterfall. These terrariums are a little on the pricey side but once you see how amazing they are, you will see why. Some of them can be made in larger sizes, like 10”.
Price: Starts at $280
Choosing The Perfect Kit
When it comes to choosing a terrarium kit there are two very important things you need to consider.
- First, you need to consider the type of plant your kit comes with. This will determine how much sunlight your plant needs and how much you will need to water it. Most air plants, for example, require indirect light to thrive.
- And second, you need to know the exact size of the vase (glass container) your kit comes with. Most terrariums are small (think 4-8 inches) but they can look much bigger on a computer monitor.