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.