Mason Jar Epsom Salt Christmas Terrarium

Mason Jar Epsom Salt Christmas Terrarium

Use an old mason jar to create a gorgeous Christmas terrarium to add to your holiday decor!

What you need

Large mason jar, Epsom salt, Bottle Brush Trees, Miniature Plastic Deer, Ribbon, Tweezers


1. Gather your supplies. I found my trees and deer in the dollhouse department of the craft store.

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2. Pour about 2″ of Epsom salt into the bottom of your mason jar. This is your “snow”.

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3. Place your bottle brush trees inside your jar. I liked the look of 2 trees, but it really depends on how large your jar is on how many trees you can fit inside.

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4. Now you need to place your miniature plastic deer inside your terrarium. My fingers couldn’t reach all the way to the bottom and instead of just dropping the deer in, I found it helpful to use a pair of tweezers to place the deer down in the Epsom salt “snow”.

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5. Tie a ribbon around the top of your jar for extra decoration.

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All done!



  1. Margery A Conklin says

    you need to keep the jar upright at all times and not bump it.. i think you’d find everything a real mess.

  2. Ruth says:
    Great idea,good idea for seniors and hospital patients

  3. Great idea must do this.

  4. Could you glue the trees down first, then place the snow in, cap it, and make a snow globe!


      Hi, I’m sure you could use glue to make them stay a bit better in place if you wanted to, cap them and decorate the cap also! Thanks for posting

  5. I love this one. It’s simple enough for anyone to do & could be done by children with someone supervising them. This would be a fun project for a gallon jar, or empty fish tank. Making it in a larger container would simply require adjustments & it could be a centerpiece for winter/Christmas displays.

  6. Jill Sue Brengle says

    I think this looks like a lot of fun to make and easy,

  7. It looks awesome. I want to try it 🙂

  8. Very cute, inexpensive decoration!

  9. Love these! Couple of questions though. Not familiar with Epsom salts, can these be kept year on year, will it keep? Are there any other alternatives for making the snow?

  10. I like it very good

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