Hello friends! I’m super excited to share with you a springy little craft that is easy to do and makes an adorable impact – Easy Mason Jar Terrariums!
Looking for an easy way to add some life to your home décor? Why not try creating an easy Mason jar terrarium! This project is simple, inexpensive, and can be completed in just a few short steps. I will show you how to create your very own Mason jar terrarium. So gather up your supplies and let’s get started!
These little terrariums are super quick to put together and a great activity for kids! They look great on desks and end tables or anywhere you need a little bit of greenery!
I decided to go the faux route to make sure my mason jar terrariums would stay green all year round. If you’re a green thumb, feel free to do this with real plants (just remember to add some dirt). Let’s get started!
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Easy Mason Jar Terrarium Supplies:
Layer some small stones and pebbles on the bottom of your mason jar, filling it up about 1/3 of the way. If you are doing real plants instead of fake ones, reduce the amount of pebbles to 1/4 or 1/5 of the jar and put a layer of dirt on top of the rocks.
Next, take a little bit of moss and press it down on top of your pebbles. Only use a little as it’s really springy and takes up a lot of space! Just a little bit to completely cover your rocks will do!
Start adding in little bits of greenery and succulents, using your wire cutters to separate smaller pieces from the larger sprigs that you got from the craft store. Experiment with different sizes and arrangements and once you’re happy with where they’re at, press the stems gently through the moss and into the rocks.
If this terrarium is something that a kid will be handling often, consider using a bit of hot glue to really adhere to your greenery pieces so they don’t come loose!
If desired, take any little mini figurines you have and place them (or hot glue them) to the inside of your little scene. I chose a fun red moped for a cute and quirky addition! It would be totally fun to use mini characters from your kids’ favorite movies or shows and stick ’em in there 🙂
Since these are so quick to whip up and I had extra materials, I decided to make another, smaller mason jar terrarium, and one using an old candle jar. I’m really happy with how they turned out!
My favorite might be the little garden gnome and the two lawn flamingos! Too cute.
How to make a non-living mason jar terrarium with supplies from the yard and common household items.
This is a fun and easy project that can be done with kids. It’s also a great way to recycle old mason jars and other glass containers. You can use any type of container, but mason jars are my personal favorite. They’re readily available and come in a variety of sizes.
- A clean, dry glass container with a lid
- Rocks or pebbles
- Dried branches and twigs.
- Dried flowers or herbs. (should be done a week before)
- Painted stones (great for the kids to paint their own designs)
- Small toys or figures you have in the home
The possibilities are endless with a little creativity. A fun project for the whole family and many ages!
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Enjoy this fun family craft!