Plant Nite terrarium with twinkle lights

10 things to do with your Plant Nite terrariums

So you went to Plant Nite: you dug, you drank, you dino-ed (and it was awesome!). Maybe you went again… and again.

We hear from a lot of people who aren’t sure what to do with all the terrariums they bring home from Plant Nite. They’re already brimming with different plants, colored moss, bright stones, and more, but sometimes you want to get even more creative.

Behold: ten trendy things to do with your Plant Nite terrariums.

1. Turn your terrarium into an enchanting fairy garden.

Add miniature embellishments—like mushrooms and cottages—for a more whimsical feel, if that’s your thing. Or re-home your plants into a teacup or coffee mug to take the cuteness level up a notch.

plant nite fairy garden terrarium

plant nite fairy garden terrarium

2. Display them in a picture frame

Normally we wouldn’t suggest deconstructing your perfect Plant Nite terrarium, but if you’re drowning in succulents, we love this idea: Display them in a frame for a truly original work of art.

succulent wall art

3. Just add Washi tape

We love Washi tape so much that we did an entire post on it. Make your terrarium container a bit bolder with vibrant, patterned washi tape. We love the subtle look you get by wrapping just the edges.

decorate with washi tape

4. Propagate your plants

Did you know your Plant Nite terrarium is a garden that keeps on giving? It’s super easy to propagate succulents, meaning you can grow whole new plants from each single leaf.

propagate succulents

5. Hang it up

Instead of sconces, hang terrariums from wall hooks. They look super modern and make a serious statement—everyone will be stealing the idea.

hanging terrariums

Or try your hand at a succulent door wreath (we offer this project as a special event, so be sure to check out calendar out!)

Plant Nite air plant wreath

Plant Nite air plant wreath

Plant Nite living succulent wreath

6. Let your terrarium shine

Coil some twinkle lights inside your terrarium to give it an enchanting, magical feel. Turn them on at night to transform your tabletop garden into a mysterious glowing jungle. The perfect growing (and glowing) nightlight.

Plant Nite terrarium with twinkle lights

Lighted terrariums from Plant Nite San Francisco

Lighted terrariums from Plant Nite San Francisco

7. Turn your terrarium into a tabletop centerpiece

Add some candles and rearrange your stones to create your own zen garden centerpiece. We recommend tall pillar candles so you don’t singe your succulents.

8. Make it beachy

Collect shells, driftwood, sea glass, and sand dollars on your next beach vacation and save the seaside souvenirs in your Plant Nite terrarium. Come winter, it’ll remind you of warmer days.

Plant Nite Some Beach Terrarium

Plant Nite Surf's Up Terrarium

9. Gift a terrarium

As good as they look on your coffee table, Plant Nite terrariums look just as good on some one else’s. Give them away as handmade gifts and add pretty tags with a thoughtful note (because that’s just the kind of friend you are).

Mason Jar Terrariums from Plant Nite San Francisco


10. Succulent wedding centerpieces

Getting married soon, or know someone who is? Put those Plant Nite terrariums to good use by using them as centerpieces at your wedding. We love the idea of gathering your bridesmaids at a Plant Nite event so you can all create décor for the big day. Bonus: they’ll cost way less than flowers.

Planning a wedding? Check out our Plant Nite wedding guide.

Plant Nite San Francisco heart terrarium

Have you done something creative with your Plant Nite terrarium? Let us know in the comments. Inspired? Find a Plant Nite event in your neighborhood. Happy planting!

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