I am working on spring-ifying (yup, so went there) our house and this little guy was among my first projects. I am calling it a faux terrarium because I don't know what else to call it and basically because 'paper flower with moss in a dollar store mini clay pot in a glass jar' is too long.
I am new to terrariums, but I'm liking them. If you're not familiar, according to Dictionary.com a terrarium is "a glass container, chiefly or wholly enclosed, for growing and displaying plants." In other words I think I'm justified in calling this a faux terrarium. No?
Okay onwards my friends. I started by putting some filler (aka balled up tissues) in the bottom of my mini pots. These mini terracotta pots come in a three pack at Dollar Tree. Can't beat .33 a piece!
Then I put a layer of moss to cover the tissue. The moss also comes in a bag and can be found at the dollar store. I sprayed the moss with some spray adhesive so it would stay in place and so I could stick the paper flower that I made on.
I cut my flower using my Silhouette (3D paper flower tutorial here), but if you don't have a Silhouette you could use a fake flower or cut out a paper one by hand.
I feel like the little spring banner helps brings the whole thing together. It's actually a chalkboard banner...you've seen them before on 2IY. I've used them on my boxwood birdcage and also my chalkboard sign. I wrote on the flag with a chalkboard marker and then tied it with some bakers twine around the pot.
Once it was all put together, I ever so gently lowered the whole pot into my Yankee Candle jar. This is actually the most difficult part. I didn't want moss falling out and getting all over the bottom of the jar which is kinda tough.
I have my faux terrarium sitting on the pallet shelf in my bathroom. Spring is everywhere in my house...clearly.
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