Trust me, this is sooooo easy, anyone can do it!!! And it's a kid-friendly project!
I've been gathering the necessary items for a few weeks now:
- glass container - (I got mine at IKEA for $2.99)
- two succulents - IKEA $2.99 (since they were pretty big, I only used one in the terrarium)
- mini succulents in wine corks - from PattiesPassion 3/$5.99 (Etsy)
- polished river rock - already had
- potting soil - already had
- moss - my neighbor's yard
This was the easiest thing in the world to put together! The only "difficult" thing is positioning the plants - but as long as you use a container with a wide mouth, you shouldn't have any problems.
Since this will be an open terrarium, I didn't have to add charcoal - but I will have to water it once in awhile. I think I'll remember, because I can see it from my desk. :-)
Here's how I did it:
After washing and drying the glass jar, I added river rock as a base (about 1.5").
Then I added about 2" of top soil.
Next, I played with the arrangement of the plants on a little plate before putting them into the jar. I wanted to be sure I knew how I wanted them positioned so I didn't have to move them around once they were inside. I also spritzed them with water so they would already be a little damp when I added them to the jar.
After the plants were planted, I added the moss - then placed a few small pieces of river rock for decoration. I'm eying some cute little miniatures on Etsy, so I may pick up a couple of things to add as well.
Then I just sprayed a little water in the jar to make sure everything was slightly damp - and that's it!
This would be a great summer project for the kids - and a pretty cool Mother's Day gift for grandma. Wouldn't she love something the grandkids made themselves? And all she has to do is spritz it with water occasionally!
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