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Hello crafters! A while back I posted a project titled, Repurposed Jars for the Holidays. It was a big hit on my blog so I decided to repurpose MORE jars but this time as tiny terrariums. I think they’d be awesome as wedding favors!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Jars from your pantry
- Craft store acrylic paint
- Tiny succulents
- Potting soil
- Small pebbles
- 18 gauge aluminum wire
- Card stock paper
- Tiny spoon or twig
- Wire cutter
With the exception of the jars, succulents and potting soil, you can pick up all project ingredients from your craft store. The succulents and potting soil can be purchased at your local plant nursery.
Here’s how you do it:
- Empty, clean and remove label from the jar.
- Paint jar lid your favorite color.
- Add about 1/2 inch of soil to the bottom of the jar.
- Remove the succulent from the store container and remove any excess soil that is around the root system. Don’t worry about hurting these little guys, they’re super resilient.
- Insert the succulent into jar and secure the roots of the succulent in the soil using a small spoon or twig.
- Add a layer of pebbles.
- Cut a section of wire to wrap and twist around the neck of the jar.
- Using a pencil, curl the other end of the wire around the pencil to create a coil – this will hold the name tag.
- Create a name tag with card stock paper, slip it in the coiled end of the wire and your done!
This project is super easy and inexpensive to make. And best of all, it makes a super and unique gift. Oh, and caring for these little lovelies is a breeze:
Check every couple of days to see if your terrarium needs water. If it is dry add a tiny bit of water.
If your terrarium is closed, take off the top every couple of days to air it out. If you see lots of condensation or have added too much water, leave the top off until it has had a chance to dry out.
Pull off any leaves that show signs of yellowing or damage and prune plants if they grow too large.
Don’t fertilize your terrarium because you don’t want to encourage growth.
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Tagged Crafts From The Garden, DIY Tiny Terrariums, DIY Wedding Ideas, Event Stylist, Mark Kintzel Craft Ideas, Projects Using Succulents, Repurposed Jar Crafts, Succulent Wedding Favors, Terrarium Wedding Favors, Unique Wedding Favors, Unusual Gift Wrapping Ideas, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Stylist
Last week I had the privilege to do some floral styling for a video shoot. The photographer we worked with was photo journalist and Pulitzer Prize recipient, Matt Rainey. The images he captured are exquisite and Matt was kind enough to share these photos with me so I could share them with you.
For this assignment, I used simple and elegant thrift store vessels to compliment the freshly cut spring flowers. There’s really no need to spend big buck on vases … let the flowers express themselves.
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Tagged centerpieces, Crafts From The Garden, flower arranging, Flowers in Vintage Bottles, Grocery Store Flowers, Matt Rainey Photographer, Outdoor Entertaining, Simple Flower Arrangements, Unusual Centerpieces, vases, Vintage Vases, Wedding Ideas
Spring is here and what better way to celebrate than to make this unique and elegant garden wreath. Simply gather nature’s gifts and start creating!
With the exception of the plants, I found all my project ingredients at A.C. Moore craft store. You’ll need:
- A wreath – an inexpensive and sturdy grapevine wreath will do just fine
- Small plants of your choice – I am using a tiny fern and two Forget-me-not plants
- Sheet moss
- Green florist wire
Here’s how you do it:
Expand the wreath by pulling apart the vines to create a nest for the plants.
Remove the plants from their pots and gently remove most of the soil from the root ball. Not to worry, these little guys will survive just fine.
With your hands, create a small ball at the base of the plant by molding the roots and the remaining soil.
Cover the root ball with sheet moss and tie it securely with florist wire and insert into your wreath.
It’s so simple and to keep your creation fresh, simply water when the moss surrounding the root base is dry to the touch.
Happy spring and happy crafting!
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Tagged A.C. Moore, Crafts From The Garden, Creative uses for moss, Earth Day Projects, Ferns in Wreaths, flower arranging, Forget-Me-Nots, Grape Vine Wreaths, Live Plants in Wreaths, Spring Garden Wreath, Unique Garden Wreath, Unique Grape Vine Wreaths, Wedding Ideas