Thursday, May 5, 2011

Moss Terrarium DIY

Jan 7, 2011
This January one of my dear friends and I decided we needed to make terrariums together. I was first inspired to embark on this little project when I saw these lovely terrariums. So we headed to out local thrift and craft stores and picked up some perfect jars and moss. The above terrarium is made of a glass cup and an ashtray. Unexpected I know. My friend's family had this lovely set of fawns and they so generously let me use one for my little terrarium. Such a treasure!

I was so delighted with my creation I decided I needed to share the "terrarium love" and make one for a friend. I purchased the jar below from a Japanese shop called Daiso and I picked up the little fawn and moss at Michael's. I simply glued everything to the bottom of the jar and voila a beautiful deer themed terrarium. This second terrarium was a lot harder to make than the first one because I had to cram my hand in the jar to glue in each piece of moss and the little deer. The one above one however was a piece of cake because I just glued everything on the ashtray base and then placed the glass cup on top. Another tip is to not use a jar with an air tight lid because the moss holds moister causing the glass to get fogged up over the course of a couple of days. I hope you enjoyed this little DIY. If you decide to make a terrarium or already have please share a link in the comments! I would love to see your creations!

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  1. That is so cool!

    I love that you found an ash tray and glass that fit together so perfectly.

    Does the moss "come back to life" or stay green, but dry?

    Beautiful either way.

  2. I'm pretty sure the moss is dead and preserved so it stays fresh, green and kind of spongy.

  3. So awesome! And creative! XD
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Too cute! My lil and sis were trying make some terrariums for my older sister's wedding but we gave up! We ended up just sprinkling moss in the middle of the table! hahaha!

  5. I love terrariums and these are especially adorable!



  6. This is so cute! I love this idea!

  7. this is so great, Mia! i love it :)