How To Build A (Holiday) Terrarium

Depending on the size of your home (and, let’s face it, level of manual dexterity and craft skill), decking your halls in full holiday splendor might not be as doable as you’d like. Lucky for you, small is in (looking at you, Pineapple Christmas Trees) and there is no shortage of fun, small-space-friendly decorating ideas for the holidays. We’re loving this idea for a Holiday Forest terrarium—it’s a great project for kids and, even better, YOU CAN EAT IT. Here’s to keeping things tiny (and manageable) this holiday season!


To create your jellybean Christmas trees, cover the outsides of sugar cones with white icing and affix with jelly beans or gumdrops.

Fill a terrarium ⅓-½ way with white sugar. Distribute unevenly to create slopes within the terrarium. Place your jellybean Christmas trees, followed by your candy canes and miniature deer. Admire your work!