While Mother Nature is taking care of bringing green back outdoors, I’m adding a little green to our indoor space. Now, I don’t have much of a green thumb but ever since I scored this beautiful Victorian-style terrarium/miniature greenhouse at an antique shop, I’ve been wanting to create a small fairy garden.
Materials: (with some affiliate links)
- Terrarium – Pierre Decorative Greenhouse
- Aluminum foil
- Moss – Zoo Med Terrarium Moss 30 to 40 Gallons
- Assorted house plants – Terrarium & Fairy Garden Plants – Assortment of 3 Different Plants in 2″ Pots
- Potting soil
- Containers (choose something fun that fits your own decor style) I got my numbered galvanized buckets at Jo-Ann Fabrics.
- Spring floral picks
- Pebbles – Polished River Pebbles
- Decorative accessories (birdhouse, fairies – Fairy Nancy Jean or Hobby Lobby, faux moss rocks – 9 x Artificial Moss Stones, Plant Decoration Accessory, faux bird nest and eggs – Realistic Bird Nest Décor)
Putting it together: Because my terrarium base is a wooden tray, I kept my plants in individual containers. I started by lining the bottom of my terrarium with foil topped with moss. I potted the small house plants in pretty planters and placed them throughout my terrarium. Since my plants aren’t of the flowering variety, I added spring color with a floral pick from Jo-Ann Fabrics. Pebbles create a winding path. Then ‘decorated’ with my accessories. More terrarium tips here.
Aren’t the fairies sweet?
It’s not easy photographing glass. 🙁
Finally, I got to add the beautiful terrarium top…
I keep the terrarium in our sitting room where it gets plenty of sun and do remember to water the plants about once a week and a month later – they’re still alive! Maybe I’ll be a gardener yet!
See more of my spring projects on the DIY Project Tutorial page…
It’s no secret around here that I’m suffering from spring fever.
Joining the Easter Crafts & Spring Link Party at HoneyBearLane.
Thanks to Lana from Making a House a Home invited me to join the It’s a Spring Thing series. It’s a Spring Thing!
Join these blog friends for It’s a Spring Thing party! Here’s the schedule:
- Last week Emily from Merry Pad shared her cute DIY spring candlesticks from driftwood and clay:
- This week: Share your spring projects HERE (below)!
- March 19th: Lana at Making a House A Home – wonder what it will be?
- March 26th: Kim at Design Thoughts – can’t wait to see!
- April 2nd: We’ll each be sharing Spring Favorites/Highlights from our parties.
What are you working on? Share your spring projects (from now until the end of March) in the party below.