This easy no maintenance DIY terrarium is not only a snap to make, but it’s also great for gifting! You can quickly and easily create these faux DIY terrariums in bulk to gift as DIY wedding favors or even as homemade stocking stuffers. And because it’s a faux terrarium you never have to worry about it dying! Keep reading to learn how.
Faux DIY Terrarium
What you’ll need:
8 dram glass vials with a black phenolic cone lined cap (one for each terrarium)
small rocks, pebbles and/or stone white gravel
preserved chartreuse reindeer moss
craft miniature mushrooms from the floral department or similar
Jim Holtz idea-ology tag labels
tweezers or a pencil
What to do:
Begin by twisting the ends of the two mushrooms together and up so they sit the desired height in the glass vial when placed inside.
Place a few small pebbles or stones in the bottom of the vial. Now add the mushrooms to the vial so the center of the stems are surrounded by the first layer of rocks. You can use tweezers to help you to position the mushrooms properly.
Now add some stone white gravel to the vial so it falls around the stems of the mushrooms. Add to desired height.
Next add some sand to the vial to suit.
Using your tweezers, add the reindeer moss to the vial. Position it around the mushrooms so the stems are no longer visible and the mushrooms appear to be growing out of the moss.
Finally, screw the lid onto your glass vial and the tag by tying it around the neck of the bottle with baker’s twine. And voilà, you’re done!
Note: You can buy these awesome little vials by the case at SKS Bottle & Packaging to easily make these a more cost effective DIY wedding favor gift or for bulk holiday stocking stuffer gifts. Don’t feel limited by the mushrooms and rocks though! You can customize your DIY terrariums in so many ways. Try using tiny fairies and glitter and stars for girls or any other exciting combination of materials.