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Dollar Store Frame Terrariums
Turn simple frames into pretty terrariums for your starter plants or a chic little herb garden for your kitchen.

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  • How to make a terrarium. Dollar Store Frame Terrariums - Step 2
    Step 1

    E-6000 Glue
    6 identical dollar store frames
    Laser cut frame
    Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint in Revive
    Jigsaw
    DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Gold Rush
    Clamps (you could use tape)

  • How to make a terrarium. Dollar Store Frame Terrariums - Step 3
    Step 2

    1. Remove the glass stays, glass and cardboard from the frame
    2. Glue and clamp the base of the terrarium using E-6000 Glue
    *Two frames vertical and two frames horizontal
    3. Glue and clamp the "roof" together as shown
    4. Glue the roof on the base of the house with more E-6000, clamping it in place until it dries
    5. Cut off the ends of the laser cut from to cover the gable of the terrarium
    6. & 7. Sand and paint them with the Chalky Finish
    8. Glue the glass panes back into each frame with E-6000
    9. Touch up as needed
    10. Glue the laser cut pieces over the gables
    11. Add dimension with DecoArt Metallic Luster
    12. Done!

  • Step 3

    See how to make them here:

  • How to make a terrarium. Dollar Store Frame Terrariums - Step 4
    Step 4

    One more look!

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Ethan B.
Ethan B.
Ain't it insane? What a great looking frame. I LOVE IT
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