April 18, 2014
No plans for Earth Day? No problem — we’ve got a great way for you to celebrate from Target Inner Circle member and blogger, Ashley Brown of 7th House on the Left. On April 22, roll up your sleeves, get your hands a little dirty and build a DIY terrarium to hang in your home. Read on for Ashley’s step-by-step Earth Day DIY!
Terrariums are a charming way to bring some plant life into any space. The fun thing about putting together a terrarium is all of the possibilities. Basically, if it holds water, you can make a terrarium out of it. This time around, we thought it would be fun to bring things down to a smaller scale and make a miniature terrarium any hobbit would covet — all while reusing an everyday item.
To make our mini terrarium, you’ll need an Archer Farms spice jar, craft paint to dress up the spice jar lid (optional), a skewer, a small cork, sand, small pebbles, soil, live moss and/or assorted small plants (ground clover works really well for this project).
The assembly process couldn’t be any easier. All you have to do is place a little bit of sand in the bottom of the jar followed by a few small pebbles and a thin layer of soil.
It’s important to pack down the soil really well to prevent air pockets from forming. Since this container is so small, you can make your own mini gardening tool with a skewer and small cork attached to the end to pack down the soil.
Once you add your plant of choice, you’re all finished! Pretty easy, right? This would be a fun project to get the kids involved—just maybe have a handheld vacuum nearby if you’re doing this indoors!
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