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A MERRY TERRARIUM

I really enjoy making handmade gifts. I haven't been able to make as many this year with the busyness but i did put together these terrariums for the awesome ladies i work with. You can get really creative with what you put inside. I went with a woodland theme but you could also put a tiger in there with a bow on his neck, anything goes! - Lesley

SUPPLIES:

1. A vessel. I found these killer tippy terrarium jars from the beautiful Terrain.
2. Charcoal
3. Pebbles/Rocks/Pea Gravel
4. Soil and Cactus soil
5. Sand, I used black sand.
6. Moss
7. Fun objects like berries, animals, trees, and mushrooms.
8. Succulents or indoor plants.

METHOD:

Start with a clean vessel and begin by carefully putting the charcoal on the bottom. I found mine at my local nursery. The charcoal helps maintain a happy environment for the plants and keeps the jar from smelling bad. Bonus! After putting in the charcoal I placed in order: the white pearl stones, then dirt, then black sand, then cactus soil, then the plants. I then watered in the plants and tucked their roots into the soil. Next I tucked the moss around the plants and topped off the terrarium with an adorable deer, hand painted mushroom ( I used one of the pegs left over from the nativity and painted the top red with white polka dots), a tree that I spray painted white to make it look flocked and then sprinkled it with glitter. To top off the festive garden-in-a-jar I used a sprig of fake holly berries. The berries I found at Hobby Lobby, the trees and deer were found at Hobby Town.


ps If you are reading this post I would like to give you a big virtual high five. Thanks for putting up with changes while I get my bearings! xo

14 comments :

  1. I love it! I love the new space and I love the terrarium. Congrats on the move. :)

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  2. thank you SO much jen. that feels so good to hear!

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  3. Congratulations on your new space! I have been wanting to make a terrarium for eons. Totally going to follow your tutorial!

    XO.

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  4. yay, love the new space lesley (and your sweet terrarium)! AND i've already subscribed :)

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  5. congrats on the new spot! bring on 2012 and hopefully tons of great things for you and your fam!

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  6. yay for you! new chapter and lots of positivity for the new year!:) congrats!!!

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  7. Go, Lesley! Love the new look, the terrarium -- (LOVE), and the new name. Looking forward to seeing what you are up to in the New Year. Merry Christmas! Hugs to you and your family.

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  8. i want to make a terrarium sooo bad. #inspired

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  9. So stinkin' cute! I love the painted mushrooms, so crafty and clever.

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  10. this is so cute. i made a terrarium recently but mine is way boring compared to this. i need a deer!

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  11. I love the little dear figurine.

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  12. hahaha i never thought of using figures in my terrariums! that's a great idea =) little deer and maybe a dragonfly! i've been tempted to try a live praying mantis, but that might be unfair to the little guy.

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