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DIY Terrarium using Ikea frames

This is the cutest little DIY I’ve ever made, I think! My DIY Terrarium using Ikea frames ! Think about it! It can be filled with so so many things…for fall, for X-mas…winter oh, the possibilities are endless and I love that! It’s a fun little DIY that can be used all year round and looks so darn cute! I love how easy and cheap it is to make one and did I mention that it is so cute!? 

DIY Terrarium using Ikea Frames [kreativk.net] p

Ok, so this idea is not mine, I’ve seen similar like these and really got inspired by Emily from The Wicker HouseHers is so cute and I love how she styled it! So I thought that I really needed this in my living room and wanted to make one myself!

I had these Ikea frames at home, [no affiliate link]  they come in three different sizes and I had 5 of the medium and 2 of the large ones handy! They are pretty simple looking, so I sanded them just a little bit, to give them a distressed look. 

        DIY Terrarium using Ikea frames

DIY Terrarium using Ikea frames [kreativk.net]

 

DIY Terrarium using Ikea frames [kreativk.net]

Using my hot glue gun, I quickly glued 4 of the medium sized frames together. 

DIY Terrarium using Ikea frames [kreativk.net]

Then I added the last medium sized frame on top, because I wanted to make a second level. These Ikea frames come with a plastic cover, no glass front, so for the top one I used a glass that I had from another frame, I no longer needed and it fit right into this one. I wanted the second level to be able to hold something heavier. 

DIY Terrarium using Ikea frames [kreativk.net]

Next came the “roof” and for that, I used the two large sized frames. Emily had a great tip by simply using duct tape to stick them together on one side, to then be able to fold the roof.

DIY Terrarium using Ikea frames [kreativk.net]

I simply folded the “roof” and placed it on top of the second level, no glueing needed as it stays in place because the two sides are a bit higher. And Voila! My DIY Terrarium using Ikea frames was done!!! 

DIY Terrarium using Ikea frames [kreativk.net]

Now to the fun part! The deco! I think I could decorate this baby over and over each day, lol, I enjoy it so much! For now, I used all faux fern and succulent in little jars. 

DIY Terrarium using Ikea frames [kreativk.net]

 

DIY Terrarium using Ikea frames [kreativk.net]

I added a thin string of led lights to it and it looks really dreamy at night….

DIY Terrarium using Ikea frames [kreativk.net]

 

DIY Terrarium using Ikea frames [kreativk.net]

 

DIY Terrarium using Ikea frames [kreativk.net]

So friends, this was my DIY Terrarium using Ikea frames and I am super happy with it! Thank you Emily for the inspi! Thank YOU for stopping by the blog and visiting, I appreciate it! Have a lovely day!

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    Audra @ Renewed Projects
    06/01/2017 at 18:17

    I love when cute meets easy to make! Loving your terrarium!

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      Katrin
      06/01/2017 at 19:35

      Thanks so much Audra!

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    Patricia Krank
    13/08/2016 at 14:00

    You are SO kreative! I love this 🙂 Hubby and I just made a mini conservatory for our back yard (you can see it on my website) but now I want to make an even mini-er one like yours. Thank you for sharing and blessings to you,
    Patti

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      Katrin
      13/08/2016 at 18:37

      I saw your garden conservatory, it’s so lovely!! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet compliment Patti 🙂

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    Mindy
    31/07/2016 at 23:28

    Love this – and the lights are such a sweet touch!
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      Katrin
      01/08/2016 at 09:39

      Thanks SO much Mindy!

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    31/07/2016 at 17:43

    The fairy lights really set it off!
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      Katrin
      31/07/2016 at 19:07

      Thank you 🙂

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    Sarah Eliza @devastateboredom
    28/07/2016 at 19:26

    This is SUCH a creative project! And I love how it turned out… thank you for sharing your amazing DIY at #FridayFrivolity! Pinning and tweeting. 🙂
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      Katrin
      29/07/2016 at 16:37

      Hi Sarah Eliza, Thank you so so much! I’m happy you like it!

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    Lisa/SyncopatedMama
    28/07/2016 at 14:43

    What a neat idea – I love using things like these frames in a different way! Thanks for joining us at #FridayFrivolity this week!
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      Katrin
      29/07/2016 at 16:36

      Thanks so much Lisa! I’m so happy you like the terrarium!

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    Laurie
    28/07/2016 at 02:22

    Katrin, I absolutely love this project and it is even more beautiful by the way you styled it. Perfection! Please look for your feature at next weeks Brag About it! Thanks so much for linking up with us each week!

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      Katrin
      28/07/2016 at 08:07

      Thank you sooo much Laurie, that made my day! 🙂

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    Sam@Raggedy Bits
    25/07/2016 at 04:41

    Super cute!!! What an awesome repurpose Katrin! The fairy lights make it even more awesome!
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      Katrin
      25/07/2016 at 09:11

      Thanks so much Sam!

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    Nikki Frank-Hamilton
    25/07/2016 at 00:27

    I love this! So much. And it fits in your home perfect. I can see how it’s your favorite, especially with the fairy lights! Love it! I’m going to be on the look out for frames at the Thrift or Goodwill, I bet I can find them really cheaply. I love how they look after you have distressed them, they look perfectly aged! I think this is one of my favorites too!

    BTW, love the look on the blog, the slider with all your cool deco projects looks amazing!

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      Katrin
      25/07/2016 at 09:09

      Nikki, it does fit in here quite well and I can’t wait to decorate it again, lol! The slider is fun, hey? Thanks so much! I’m happy with it!!

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    Holly McCall {McCall Manor}
    24/07/2016 at 20:24

    Katrin, you never cease to amaze me! This is so lovely and creative. Thanks for sharing at Your Inspired Design!
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      Katrin
      25/07/2016 at 09:08

      Thanks soo much Holly!

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    handmade by amalia
    24/07/2016 at 13:10

    This is a brilliant idea, Katrin. And it came out so beautiful.
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    xo
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      Katrin
      25/07/2016 at 08:25

      Thanks so so much Amalia!

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    Marie, The Interior Frugalista
    23/07/2016 at 05:25

    LOVE this idea! How clever to use IKEA picture frames. Pinned to share and bookmark because I must try this idea!
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      Katrin
      23/07/2016 at 08:34

      Thanks so much Marie! I had those Ikea frames and they worked so well, it was actually fun, finding a way to make this, like a puzzle…lol.

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    Carol
    23/07/2016 at 04:01

    Katrin, this is genius. Wonderful repurposing. Thanks for sharing at Your Inspired Designs.
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      Katrin
      23/07/2016 at 08:34

      Thanks Carol!

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    Kim Sharman
    22/07/2016 at 23:46

    Your terrarium is so very cool. How lovely it looks both in the daytime and the night time.

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      Katrin
      23/07/2016 at 08:35

      Thanks so much Kim! I’m super happy with it and love that I can decorate it over and over!

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    Lindi
    22/07/2016 at 22:58

    You make DIY projects look so easy. This is beautiful

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      Katrin
      23/07/2016 at 08:36

      Thanks so much Lindi!! 🙂

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    Kim Burdette
    22/07/2016 at 17:50

    Ok, I CANNOT WAIT to do this. I have cats that eat any live plant I have in my house. This is the solution to a problem! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

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      Katrin
      22/07/2016 at 17:59

      Oh That’s great Kim, I’m happy this could be the solution to your naughty cats 😉 not getting into your plants!

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    Ilka
    22/07/2016 at 14:11

    Katrin – this DIY idea is just plain awesome! What a creative idea! 🙂
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      Katrin
      22/07/2016 at 15:37

      Thanks so much Ilka, I really loved making this one!!!

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    Angela
    21/07/2016 at 18:36

    What a great idea! I’ve got some old frames lying around and now I want to try this. Thanks for sharing at Your Inspired Design!
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      Katrin
      22/07/2016 at 15:35

      Thank you Angela! It would look great with different frames for sure as well!

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    Gina
    21/07/2016 at 16:31

    Katrin, you constantly amaze me! This is so gorgeous!! I hope someday that I can create beautiful DIYs with the ease you seem to have. It’s inspiring and I love everything about this terrarium. 🙂
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      Katrin
      22/07/2016 at 15:35

      Aww, you’re so sweet Gina! Thank you so so much, this one was one of my favourites for sure!

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    Debbie
    21/07/2016 at 13:44

    Hi Katrin, I love this idea, the possibilities are endless. It would look really good all glitzed up for Christmas. It would also make a nice patio or balcony decoration.

    xx
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      Katrin
      22/07/2016 at 15:34

      Yes! Can you imagine what it would be to decorate this for Christmas, how much fun! Can’t wait… Thanks so much Debbie!

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    Carol @ The Red Painted Cottage
    21/07/2016 at 05:26

    This is so clever and I love it, including those lights inside of it! Unfortunately, our place is too small, so unless I used smaller frames and made a mini one…LOL!
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      Katrin
      22/07/2016 at 15:33

      Hi Carol! Thanks, this is a real cute DIY and the nice thing is that it can be redecorated all year. I don’t have that much room either, so I could imagine a small one being so nice too.

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    Claire
    20/07/2016 at 22:12

    What a cool idea ! I love your little mini Ikea greenhouses/terrariums. My son would actually love one of these in his room, he’s got a thing about plants.
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      Katrin
      21/07/2016 at 15:49

      Oh how cool, I’d imagine this in different colours also really fun for kids to put their plants in, now you got me thinking…;) Thanks Claire!!!

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    Keri
    20/07/2016 at 17:17

    Katrin, this DIY terrarium is awesome sauce!! I like how you distressed the frames. It looks fantastic with the fern and succulent plants, and those Christmas lights are so lovely at night! I’m sure this will be a blast to decorate for the different seasons!!
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      Katrin
      21/07/2016 at 15:48

      Thanks so much friend! I love this project and can’t wait to redecorate it, lol!! The lights make it extra dreamy, hey?

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    Ellen
    20/07/2016 at 16:49

    I love terrariums and yours is perfect, especially using faux ferns and succulents that I can’t destroy! It looks so cute with the tiny lights glowing. I know I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating- you have the most kreative mind and artistic talent. You have made this project doable, even for me. Thank-you for this lovely post, as always.

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      Katrin
      21/07/2016 at 15:47

      Hi Ellen! I’m always happy about your comments, you’re so kind! This idea wasn’t mine, I’ve seen several on Pinterest, but always wanted to try out my own…. the second level was my idea, but it might be out there too, I’m not sure. I really enjoyed this little project, I love that I can decorate it over and over! And yes, even faux succulents or plants look great in it, hey? Wishing you a lovely weekend my friend & Thank you for your kind words always!

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    Michelle
    20/07/2016 at 14:00

    Such an original, gorgeous idea. You are going to have soooo much fun changing the decor and the lights look amazing. Love it!!

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      Katrin
      20/07/2016 at 15:21

      Yes, I can’t wait, could decorate it already over, lol! Thanks Michelle!

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    Lynn Spencer
    20/07/2016 at 13:33

    OOOH…I love how it looks with the wee lights in it. What a great idea, even if you ‘borrowed’ it! And a fun and almost immediate gratification project…my favorite kind.
    Well done my friend.
    Hugs, Lynn
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      Katrin
      20/07/2016 at 15:25

      Thanks friend! Yes, this is such a nice project Lynn, you can built so many different versions too and then not to mention all the deco at the edn! Love it a lot! Now I’m thinking of making one a bit bigger maybe for outside…

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    Mary-the boondocks blog
    20/07/2016 at 10:07

    Oh my, your creativity is over the roof on this one. What a brilliant way to create a terrarium. No power tools, nails or sharp objects. I can definitely get on board with this one. And yu filled it with the prettiest things. I love those little lights in there. Katrin, you are going to be decorating this terrarium for a long time to come.
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      Katrin
      20/07/2016 at 15:23

      Mary, I think I enjoyed this little project like no one before, lol, so much fun and yes endless deco possibilities, just what I love! Thanks for stopping by!!!

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    Pat
    20/07/2016 at 08:48

    This is adorable! I’m not that crafty but I think even i could make this

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      Katrin
      20/07/2016 at 15:22

      Thanks!!! Pat, this is so so easy, I’m sure you’d have fun!

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