DIY Fern and Moss Terrarium

Hello friends!  I’m so excited to introduce you to a special guest.  Her blog  is filled with  creativity and inspiration.  The more I delved into her writing, the more I thought, “She’s a perfect fit for Mrs. Hines’ Class.”    So, I asked her to be a monthly contributor.
And if you like terrariums, you’re going to love her tutorial for a DIY terrarium.  Without further ado, here’s Laura!

 

Hi there! I’m Laura from Inspiration for Moms.
When I was asked to be a contributor to Mrs. Hines’ Class I was so excited!
I love to share easy tutorials, recipes, do-it-yourself projects all
wrapped up in inspiration to encourage.

 

And today’s tutorial is no exception,
 I am sharing the steps to create your own Fern and Moss Terrarium. 

Get the Tutorial for this DIY Fern and Moss Terrarium at Mrs. Hines' Class

 

I’ve wanted to make one of these forever and now that I have it, I love it!
Ok, maybe saying I love it is a little early, it has only been a couple of days.
But if everything stays alive, I will totally love it. :)
 
First, you will need to gather your supplies:
Get the Tutorial for this DIY Fern and Moss Terrarium at Mrs. Hines' Class
 
-glass container (preferably with a lid) 
-small rocks
-charcoal
-potting soil
-terrarium plants (2 to 3)
-moss
-extra decoration pieces (I found a little slide)
 First step is to lay your rocks in your container…
 
Get the Tutorial for this DIY Fern and Moss Terrarium at Mrs. Hines' Class
 
Then you add a layer of charcoal. 
(If you want to make an open top terrarium, you can skip this step.
But if it’s enclosed you must have charcoal, it keeps the soil from molding.)
 
Get the Tutorial for this DIY Fern and Moss Terrarium at Mrs. Hines' Class
Next layer is your soil.
Place it right on top of the charcoal layer.
Get the Tutorial for this DIY Fern and Moss Terrarium at Mrs. Hines' Class
Now it’s time to add the fun stuff, the plants!
Start with your tallest first, bury it into the soil.
Finish with the rest of your plants, trying to not over crowd.
Once you have the plants in place, add the your moss
on top of the soil to set the plants in place.
Get the Tutorial for this DIY Fern and Moss Terrarium at Mrs. Hines' Class
I placed my terrarium on the coffee table where it will get some 
sun light but no direct light– that could cook my plants. 
And as you might imagine, that would be bad. :)
Get the Tutorial for this DIY Fern and Moss Terrarium at Mrs. Hines' Class
I think it’s going to be a nice little addition to my living room.
I already love opening the top and smelling the garden.
It’s an unbelievable earthy freshness.
(No, I don’t usually describe how my tutorials smell, 
but I just couldn’t resist with this one!) Have you ever made a terrarium?
I can’t believe how easy this was, 
it almost makes me want to create one for every room of the house! :)


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After 17 years in an elementary classroom, Mrs. Hines retired from teaching to pursue her passions: decorating, writing and homemaking. While her formal education is in teaching, she discovered her talent for design at a young age and is a self-taught decorator. Mrs. Hines' DIY spirit has earned her appearances on the show Deals which airs on the Live Well Network. She continues to teach and inspire on her popular Lifestyle blog, Mrs. Hines' Class. Homemaking is Mrs. Hines' first love. So, when she isn't decorating or writing, you can find her at home watching television with Mr. Hines or trying to keep up with her teenaged daughter.

Comments

  1. oh, yay! I have a whole collection of about 12 jars I got for $5–this will be the perfect thing!

  2. Love this. I’ve been meaning to try one of these. Now I know how. Many thanks.

  3. This is wonderful! Congratulations on joining Mrs. Hines! Have a great day!!~~Angela

  4. I’ve always wanted to make one, or more of these, especially with the long winters in Chicago. I had no idea about the charcoal element, great tip! Very lush and pretty! Thank you, Laura

  5. I still have to make a terrarium, I’ve been wanting too for ages! Yours looks great, that’s the perfect jar for it. Thanks for kick in the you-know-what and for your tutorial!

  6. Laura made it look so easy, didn’t she? I can’t wait to see what yours looks like!

  7. Many years ago, the craze was to plant a terrarium in a 5 gallon water bottle, either standing upright or laying on its’ side. Mine lived for many years.

  8. It’s interesting how fads come back around isn’t it?

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