toadstool mini terrarium

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mini terrarium

I love toadstools. They are happy, silly, and quirky. They make me smile.

I plan on making this toadstool mini terrarium into a little necklace. I have to get the perfect chain for it.  Yes, that is how small this thing is.  It is teeny tiny.  The photo doesn’t show you that, does it.  Oh, the magic of photography!

But anyway, I wanted to show you this little craft.  It was made from a little… hmmm…what is that container called? A corked bottle?  Yep, let’s go with that.  And from a bit of fake moss, ribbon, and…a thumbtack.

Yes indeed…that mini toadstool is simply a thumbtack (with the tack part removed) with a dollop of hot glue on top. A paint pen in white and one in red…mini toadstools!!! I can be called clever, genius…let’s go with lazy!

Isn’t this the sweetest little mini terrarium!

Instructions for Making a Mini Terrarium:

  1. Put moss in a tiny bottle.
  2. Take a thumbtack and put super glue in a dollop on top.
  3. Paint the thumbtack white.  Then the top red.  Then put on a couple white dots.
  4. Put thumbtack in tiny bottle.  
  5. Tie ribbon on bottle.

 If this mini terrarium is just too tiny for you…you might also like our jar terrariums.  They’re bigger and just as simple.  Or if you’re just looking for cute garden ideas, our herb garden in a box is absolutely stinking adorable.

Nellie is the founder of NellieBellie, and takes basically every photograph you've ever seen on this site. She also runs our web design business, the Savvy Sites Administration.


  1. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes

    May 21, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Stopping by from Tip Junkie. This is so adorable :)

  2. Nicky @ Pink Recipe Box

    May 18, 2012 at 4:27 am

    Love it! So cute and tiny!

  3. Mindie

    May 17, 2012 at 8:46 am

    I have been looking at little necklace terrariums online, this is so cute. If you would like another place to share your talents, I host a weekly friday to monday linky.

  4. Meg @ Nutmeg Place

    May 16, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    How friggin cute is that??


  5. Jill @ Junky Vagabond

    May 16, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    So cute! I expect Cassie will be copying this idea soon :)

  6. Gwen

    May 16, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    P.S. everything is cuter in miniature form…

  7. Gwen

    May 16, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Too cute for words! You, my friend, are beyond amazing…

  8. MaryB

    May 16, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    I have always loved toadstools and mushrooms, esp red ones with white spots. When I was a young child, I was sure that elves or fairies lived in them. My sister even had a lawn decoration of one, and we could never leave it in one place on the lawn. It was always moving, into the bed of crocus, in the roots of the oak tree, at the corner of my father’s garden… wonder it eventually, mysteriously disappeared!!!

  9. cassie

    May 16, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    these are awesome- you know how i feel about toadstools.

  10. Shannon Fox

    May 16, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Super sweet and whimsical!!

  11. {Adventuresindinner}

    May 16, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    So cute! Small one would love to get ahold of this. C:

  12. keri @ shaken together

    May 16, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Ah-dorable!! And that would make such a sweet little necklace!!

  13. Jen @ Four Marrs & One Venus

    May 16, 2012 at 10:15 am

    LOOK at that little Cuties! I LOVE small little things…. ok… not everything small ;) This is so fun..and look at you getting all mini crafty on me! Great job lady!!

  14. Bella

    May 16, 2012 at 9:29 am

    So sweet! I had no idea it was that small!!! Fantastic project.

  15. Inspire Me Heather

    May 16, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Too cute Janel!

  16. Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

    May 16, 2012 at 7:43 am

    Stop it! That is the cutest thing I have EVER seen…I want it! I actually have one of those little bottles…it came with my last purchase from Mindy Mae’s! I think Kate stole it, though….

    Anyhoo…love it!


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