The Christmas season always inspires me to dip into my craftiness arsenal in order to make gifts for family and friends. Pinterest is where I go first to look through my endless list of DIY ideas. I was particularly drawn to a link for mason jar terrariums. I decided to do my own take on the project and now have three nice gifts I can share with some friends.
List of items needed:
- Clear glass jars (size according to the plant you are putting inside)
- Decorative rocks or sand
- Long handled tongs
- Piece of paper or magazine page
I put some base rocks into the bottom of the jar. I kept the cactus in the plastic pot it came in to contain the dirt and help retain water. Using the long handled tongs, I positioned the plant in the center of the jar. Then I used the magazine page to create a tube around the plant. This prevents the rocks from piling onto the plant.
Then simply add the different rocks or sand as you desire to get a layered effect. When using smaller rocks or sand, you may get some pieces falling into the other layers, but overall I like the finished products. Happy crafting friends!