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.
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!
Here’s a short video of her all finished: