DIY Easter terrarium: Create a spring-inspired centerpiece

There are so many reasons to love the idea of an Easter terrarium: Spring. Tiny garden. Egg decorating. So we (and by “we” we mean “Think.Make.Share Designer Ashley H.“) got right on that to show how easy it is to do.

Easter Terrarium |

Easter Terrarium supplies |


  • Fake Eggs
  • Craft Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Palette or paper plate
  • Paper
  • Clear glass container (we used this one)
  • Potting Soil
  • Moss
  • Rocks
  • Mushrooms (make them yourself or find them at your local craft store)
  • Or some other kind of small plants, if you want to deal with watering and stuff
  • Glue

Decorating Easter eggs |

Painting an Easter egg |

Decorate eggs for your terrarium

First, paint your eggs. You can find tons of egg decorating inspiration here or you can copy Hallmark artist Amber G.‘s Easter bunny, Easter lamb, and Easter Chick. All you need is a steady hand, blank eggs, paint, brush, paper, and glue!

Decorated eggs: bunny, mouse, chick |

Add colors one layer at a time, letting them dry between each one. When your eggs are completely dry, glue on the ears or wings.

Pro tip

Speed the process with a hair dryer set on low if you’re in a time crunch.

Painted Easter bunny egg|

Painted Easter egg characters |

(I mean, come on. They totally look like they’re up to something, don’t they?)

Painted Easter Chick |

Add rocks and plants to your Easter terrarium

Once your eggs are finished, you’re ready to start building your Easter terrarium. You can see more about the steps of terrarium building here. (You don’t have to be super-fussy if you’re not putting any living plants in your Easter terrarium. The layering is pretty much only for looks.)

Easter Terrarium |

We kept it simple: Aquarium rocks, some potting soil, and a layer of moss. Then stuck in a few craft-store mushrooms and some twigs from the back yard.

Easter Terrarium |

Pop your little egg(s) in there and you have the cutest terrarium for your Easter centerpiece!

Want more Easter ideas? Oh, do we have them. We also believe spring is for sharing—tag us on Facebook or @think.make.share on Instagram.


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