DIY Lantern Terrarium

Gold painted lantern terrarium filled with succulents

What You'll Need

Darice Candle Lanterns
(7" x 7" x 18" and 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" x12" Used in this Project)
Darice Faux Succulent Plants
Gold Spray Paint
Small River Rocks
Darice Spanish Moss
Wire Cutters

Courtesy of Alexis from Persia Lou
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Approximate Time: 1 Hour (Not Including Dry Time)

How to make a DIY Lantern Terrarium

Lanterns aren't just for light! Let your creativity take hold and try making this unique DIY Lantern Terrarium project. These striking gold lanterns are shockingly easy to create, and since this project uses artificial succulents, the finished lantern is maintenance-free.
  • 1 Remove class Carefully removing lantern glass

    Carefully remove the glass from the sides of the lantern by lifting the tab from the top and slowly sliding the piece out.

  • 2 Paint gold & replace glass Replacing glass in gold painted lantern

    Give the lantern a couple light coats of gold spray paint. Very carefully replace the glass sides, and push the tabs back down.

  • 3 Fill with Spanish moss Gold painted lantern filled with Spanish moss

    Add a layer of Spanish moss to cover the bottom of the lantern.

  • 4 Add succulents Succulent with bent stem

    Remove the tube around the stem wire on assorted succulents. Bend the wire to change the height of the plants and to help them hold their positions, then add them to the lantern. Be sure to balance a mix of succulent shapes, colors and heights.

  • 5 Place river rocks River rocks and moss in gold lantern

    Add river rocks around the base of the plants. Use them to position the succulents and to hide any wires.