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Matching Starfish Terrariums

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

Matching Starfish Terrariums
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Matching Starfish Terrariums

designed by Alexandra Hawkins

Store seashells found on the beach or display your favorite plants in these starfish terrariums.

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Learn more about Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.


Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Ballerina (DA560)
  • Coastal Waters (DA523)
  • Deep Turquoise (DA524)
  • Flamingo (DA504)
  • Lavender Fields (DA530)
  • Pink Tropics (DA561)
  • Purple Sunset (DA568)
  • Shrimp (DA541)
  • Soft Jade (DA545)
  • Waterfront (DA566)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • scissors
  • decorative moss (faux or live)
  • terrarium (hanging teardrop shape, from michaels)
  • paintbrushes
  • succulents (faux or live)


NOTE: Besides succulents, air plants are another great option to fill these terrariums.

  1. Using the pattern provided, print the star in several sizes, one large, two medium, and two small. Cut out and place the star inside of the glass teardrop; trace the star in the color that will be used and fill it in solidly using that color.
  2. Repeat this for four more stars. (Make sure one star on each terrarium is larger than the others). Each star will be painted in the following colors: Deep Turquoise, Coastal Waters, Purple Sunset, Shrimp, and Flamingo. Let dry and remove the pattern from inside the teardrop.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Using the pattern a guide for placement, paint a dot in the center of each starfish and smaller dots extending out from the original point and along each arm. Add a swipe of the same color where the "v" of each arm meest. Use Ballerina on Shrimp stars, Lavender Fields on Purple Sunset stars, Pink Tropics on Flamingo, Soft Jade on Coastal Waters, and Waterfront on Deep Turquoise.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Let dry completely. Fill the terrarium with decorative moss and faux succulents or with real moss and air plants.
    Step 3 Example
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