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DIY Spring Terrarium

A tutorial on how to make a terrarium with a large glass jar with a lid9 filled with white rocks, moss, and faux lavender stems for a Spring centerpiece.

We’ve had a few warm days recently and it finally feels like Spring is right around the corner. Anxious for it to be here sooner, I put together a little Spring terrarium to bring in the warmer season vibes.

A large glass jar with a lid is filled with white rocks, moss, and faux lavender stems for a Spring centerpiece.

This was fun to make and came together so quickly. To start, you just need a glass jar or container of some kind. My mom gave me this container with a winter scene in it, so I saved the materials back to swap them out next winter. A quick search found this similar jar. I also found this smaller one with a pedestal. It would look so great as a grouping of three of them each filled slightly differently.

I’m also using a couple types of moss in this spring terrarium to create plenty of texture. The first type is Spanish moss, which I got in two colors. The second is forest moss that is available in sheets.

Purple flowers felt very Spring-ish to me, so naturally lavender came to mind. A few clusters of camellia stems would look nice with the lavender, too.

I started off by placing white river pebbles in the bottom of my jar to create the base. Next came a few handfuls of dried Spanish moss followed by preserved Spanish moss in a green color. You could arrange it differently, of course, but in my mind, the brightly colored moss would go on top of the dried (dead?) moss. I have some left over moss that I’m thinking would be perfect to create a nest look with wooden eggs in another container. Maybe in a dough bowl?

Anyway, after the Spanish moss goes the sheet of forest moss. To make the sheet fit, but also look a bit more natural, I tore off pieces of the forest moss and layered them on the top. The last step was just arranging the lavender stems until I was happy with the spacing.

She looks pretty lovely!

A tutorial on how to make a terrarium with a large glass jar with a lid9 filled with white rocks, moss, and faux lavender stems for a Spring centerpiece.

 

Here’s a short video of her all finished:

Links to the materials I used:

fresh preserved sheet moss

preserved Spanish moss filler, in color “Grass”

dried Spanish moss

white pebbles

lavender stems

camelia stems

glass jar with lid

apothecary jar with lid

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