4. Tiny Tin Terrarium
What could be more surprising than giving a tiny tin that opens to reveal a garden inside? Use a small tin from mints (Altoids), candy, or even a sardine tin with a roll-top. Give a shallow layer of soil and plant small succulent seedlings. To get the look pictured, plant the seedlings close together. You can also space them out and all moss or sand to fill in.
If you want to continue your gift theme of reused tins, try making a mini tin BBQ
, or package your own lip balm
image via ElizabethNardy
1. Ornament Terrarium
Spruce up boring glass ornaments by turning them into terrariums. You can use any clear glass ornament that has a removable hanger. We suggest repurposing an old ornament, or finding on at your local thrift store, but you can also find them at craft stores. Fill the hollow area with soil and small plants to complete the look. All the details for the how-to can be found here.
2. Cut-Off Bottle Terrarium
Get the look of a “ship in a bottle” by building your terrarium into a repurposed bottle laid on its side. We suggest using a tall cyclindral bottle, but you could experiment with smaller soda bottle or odd shaped. You may find a local glass cutting shop to take off the top in order to make a wider opening to plant, or your can carefully cut it yourself using string and nail polish remover. If you love this look, but are not looking to get into a DIY project, you can purchase all of the materials as a kit from Uncommon Goods.