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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Terrariums - part 1

Several weeks ago, I ordered little glass bottles from Etsy with the hopes of making tiny terrarium pendants.  At the Philadelphia Flower Show, I was able to ask the folks from City Planter all kinds of questions about how to preserve terrariums, what plants would work best, light, soil, etc. and purchased some moss and Tillandsia. This afternoon, I set to work on Tiny Terrarium Pendants.

The City Planter booth

My supplies included tiny 2 centimeter and 4 centimeter bottles with corks and hooks, little shells, pebbles of semi-precious stones we found in North Carolina, and mood moss.
To make your own, you can purchase bottles at craft stores. Use sand, pebbles, beads, or soil on the bottom.  Then clip off tiny pieces of moss and, using needle-nose pliers, put in several pieces of moss. (If you are doing this with children, keep in mind that these little glass bottles shatter easily.)


Next, spritz in a bit of water and cap it.  The moss will retain the moisture and should last for weeks, if not months, to come.  If you have leftover moss, it can go outside and last through the rest of the winter.


Now you have a lovely, living bit of nature to carry with you, hang in your window, or give as a special gift.
As the water settles to the bottom, the individual moss
fronds will separate and fluff out.


  1. so stinkin' cute! I love it.

  2. Oh, how lovely, thank you for sharing this!
    I wish you a lovely weekend and warm greetings from Holland,
    xx sas

  3. That flower show looks like a ton of fun! I love these little pendants--I'm pinning them!

  4. These are so cute, this is definitely a project my daughter and I would love to try. Thanks for sharing your tips! :)

  5. What a awesome idea for a gift for a fellow nature lover!

  6. Super cute! Tiny always makes for super cute :-)

    Thanks for sharing at Sharing Saturday!


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