Repurposing a Terrarium for Christmas Decor

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One of my favorite things to do is repurpose something for a new unintended use. I was shopping, when I saw this plant terrarium in Marshall’s. To justify buying it in the middle of winter, I needed to come up with an alternate use. On my way to the checkout, TWO people stopped me and asked what it was used for. I told that it was a small plant terrarium but I was going to put Christmas ornaments in it. Once I brought it home, I began playing with placing items around it. 🎄

Time: 30 MinutesCost: $30Difficulty: Easy
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I couldn’t believe my luck while out Christmas shopping that I spotted several at Marshall’s. I decided that since it wasn’t spring yet, I would fill it with Christmas ornaments.
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I used some ornaments that I had and realized how much room there was so I needed to back to the Dollar Tree and get some more super sized ornaments.
  • repurposing a terrarium for christmas decor
I had picked up craft letters at Walmart that spelled “joy“ and decided to add them to the terrarium. I couldn’t decide on what color to paint them so I turned to the discussion section of Hometalk. I got a lot of great suggestions there. You can find it under Discussions on my profile page.
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Originally, I was going to hang the “joy“ garland fashion from the table.
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First, I painted them all black then I decided that I rather liked the “o” white.
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I painted it white and distressed it.I hope Santa brings me more sanding sponges. This one is on its last legs.
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I attached the letters with bits of ribbon. I might put them on the tree someday, as well.
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I added a strand of battery operated led lights.
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Still playing around with the decor... I have no idea what it will end up looking like this Christmas.
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Happy Holidays! 🎄
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Nighttime shot...
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