If you can’t tell by now, I really enjoy Halloween projects. Today’s goal will be to use Halloween terrarium decor to make a spooky graveyard terrarium. I absolutely had Tim Burton vibes with this one, so you are not crazy if you find yourself thinking about Beetlejuice while making this bantamarium.
If you aren’t familiar with what a bantamarium is, I strongly recommend you take a look at this deep dive I put together. In a nutshell, it’s a concept I’ve been working on where we bring a diorama to life. The goal is ultimately to make photo-realistic vivariums anyone, no matter the skill level, can make!
A Cemetary Themed Terrarium
I made a quick two-minute video of this build for those looking for visual inspiration on how they might consider constructing their very own graveyard moss terrarium. I chose to make this video fast-paced and focused more on the entertainment factor. Let me know in the comments there if you like it shorter or prefer the longer more informative stuff.
How To Make A Graveyard Terrarium
I honestly learn better when I can read tutorials at my own pace, which is why I will continue to provide detailed step-by-step guides like this. Now let's get into exactly what you'll need to recreate the mini graveyard terrarium you just saw in that video!
This project is now available as a complete kit! Check out available sizes:
Steps to building the graveyard terrarium:
Graveyard Terrarium Animals
As for appropriate critters that could thrive in a terrarium like this… I’d recommend isopods or springtails. These guys make a great clean-up crew, eating decomposed plant matter and keeping things fresh… To fit the theme, you might even go as far as adding a worm, millipede, or maybe even a jumping spider if you aren’t already freaked out from your uncanny enclosure.
Graveyard Terrarium Care
One of the greatest things about moss terrariums is their extremely low maintenance requirements. These things practically take care of themselves. I like to cover the top of my moss terrariums with a sheet of plexiglass to help retain moisture. Once you add a little bit of distilled water to the base layer, sit it in a well-lit room and enjoy it!
This graveyard terrarium was a really fun project to make. The amount of detail that the Halloween decor provides really takes things to the next level. I hope you all enjoyed this bantamarium project as much as I did. November is a week away and boy do I have a cool one coming up next!!
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