DIY Halloween Pumpkin Terrarium

August 31, 2016

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Turn a craft pumpkin into a succulent terrarium that’s perfect for the fall and Halloween season in just a few simple steps!

DIY Halloween Pumpkin Terrarium

Can you believe that tomorrow we turn the calendar to September? With every month that goes by, I continue to question where this year has gone. I must admit that I’ve had just enough of the heat and humidity summer’s thrown at us. I’m ready for cooler, jacket weather. I know that means that the cold, harsh winter and snow isn’t far behind. Honestly, I think I’d rather deal with snow than breaking a sweat when I walk outside (but ask me again when we’re shoveling out in a few months).

One thing I’ve been entirely too excited for is the return of pumpkin everything (admit it, you’re excited, too)! I’m already pinning pumpkin recipes up a storm and I can’t wait to decorate pumpkins with my husband again this year!  Since it’s practically September, I figured I would start working on some fall and Halloween crafts.

DIY Halloween Pumpkin Terrarium

I went to Michaels for a few things last week and couldn’t help myself while browsing some of their fall craft items.  Craft pumpkins were already marked down 40% off!  I’ve had the idea to make a terrarium in a pumpkin probably since last fall.  So I bought a diorama craft pumpkin and a few things to fill it with.

I started building my terrarium with a layer of moss at the bottom.  Then, I glued in some artificial air plants and succulents that I had on hand from other terrariums I’ve made.  I placed some mini pumpkins in-between. The last thing I did was add glitter spiders around the outside of the pumpkin for a spooky, Halloween touch. Now, I just have to contain my excitement a little longer to put this pumpkin out on display!

DIY Halloween Pumpkin Terrarium


  • Diorama craft pumpkin
  • Moss
  • Fake spiders
  • Mini craft pumpkins
  • Artificial succulents
  • Artifical air plants
  • Hot glue gun


  1. Begin making your terrarium by hot gluing a little moss onto the bottom of the inside of the pumpkin.
  2. Next, arrange succulents and air plants. Then, glue into place.
  3. Add mini pumpkins around plants and glue into place.
  4. Last, hot glue spiders onto the outside of the pumpkin and display.

DIY Halloween Pumpkin Terrarium
DIY Halloween Pumpkin Terrarium

Did you make your own pumpkin terrarium inspired by this DIY?  Share it with the hashtag #livinglavidadiy and tag me @lavidaholoka!


What are you most looking forward to in September?

This project was featured by Twinkl as part of their Halloween campaignCrafts and Decorations


  • Reply angie September 12, 2017 at 7:21 PM

    how super freaky the spiders make this extra spooky and great for halloween
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    • Reply Jessica September 13, 2017 at 10:25 AM

      Glad you like this creepy little project! 🙂

  • Reply Kim September 13, 2017 at 5:12 PM

    Super cute idea! Pinned! 
Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!

    • Reply Jessica September 13, 2017 at 5:37 PM

      Thanks so much for pinning! 🙂

  • Reply DearCreatives (@DearCreatives) September 19, 2017 at 1:03 PM

    Fun Halloween DIY. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & sharing.

    • Reply Jessica September 19, 2017 at 9:18 PM

      Thanks so much! 🙂

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