Many people have seen terrariums made in glass jars, but give them something unexpected by building one upside down. Choose any jar with a shallow lipped lid. Layer your rocks, and soil and then arrange small seedlings and moss. We love the idea of adding holiday decorations to the terrarium. Find tiny reindeer or elves from broken ornaments and add them to your plant scape! More details on the how-to can be found here.
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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.