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Easter Terrariums

March 14, 2013

Remember that one time, at Christmas, when we made pretty snow globes? The snow has since melted (a’hem packed away in storage bins) and the lonely jars have been empty since January. Rather than wait another 9 months to do it again, I took my older sister’s advice to use them each season. (See, Annie? I DO listen to you… most of the time.)

I think I heard a few of you roll your eyes right after the part where I said, “each season.” Will you see another post involving terrariums come summer and fall? Hmm… good question. I have no idea, at least for now.

According to the botanist at the nursery, these little friends will go almost 6 whole months without needing water (if the lid is left on). Just my type of gardening… the type that doesn’t need daily babysitting, nose wiping at all. Plants can be SUPER high maintenance, am I right? And that’s saying something coming from me. haha!

Although only three are pictured, six in total are scattered throughout our home. The domed parsley is used as an edible centerpiece for the kitchen table (you never know when you might need a snip of parsley to garnish your cold cereal). Brown bunny is on the coffee table and white bunny is on the sofa table, both in our family room. A few others are playing around upstairs (I told you they didn’t need adult supervision).


  • 1 Gather jars to use as your terrariums. You can even use canning jars, tiny spice jars, or even clean pickle jars (blame my painted bottles post for the pickle jar suggestion). 2 Line the bottom of the jar with river rock and small pebbles (helps with drainage and stunts the plants’ roots from growing too large). 3 Cover the rocks with potting soil. 4 Plant mini ferns and various plants (ask your nursery to direct you to 2 inch plants suited for terrariums). 5 Fill in some bare spots with preserved sheet moss (it will grow and fill in the space nicely). 6 Add finishing touches including: more rocks and mini seasonal wildlife, or fictional figures such as fairies or gnomes. 7 water generously and put the lid on (lid will fog up for a day or two… don’t worry).




  • Reply heather March 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    super cute!
    def want to make some :)

    xo – heather
    This Life Is Yours Blog

  • Reply KatieRose March 14, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    These are really cute, love the little bunnies! I have always wanted to make some and you just made it seem so easy. Defiantly going to try it this weekend.

    • Reply Betty March 15, 2013 at 6:59 am

      Ok. Your defiantly trying these terrariums made me LOL in bed beside my sleeping husband! If I try these cuties, I’m afraid I will also be doing it defiantly.

  • Reply Carla March 14, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Thanks for the great idea. I have the perfect jar for this project too, just begging to be updated to the Easter Season instead of being stuck in Christmas! You’ve got me so inspired now. Just gorgeous!!!

  • Reply aj March 14, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Wow these are stunning little terrariums! I do not have a green thumb but love having plants in my home, such a great idea!

  • Reply Brittany @ kitchen::candid March 14, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Considering I kill* pretty much every single plant this would be a great way to bring some greenery into our home! (*I love plants and am going to start a garden when the snow melts but plants…they don’t love me back!)

  • Reply Lynn Hovis March 14, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Love, love, love this! Thanks!

  • Reply kylie March 14, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    ok i need to try this. i like the idea of them not dying/me killing it haha.

  • Reply melissa March 14, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    I have been obsessed with terrariums lately and this just kept the obsession going! Though I have never been able to decorate by the season. I change my mind so much already that to add the seasons to it would be crazy. And so would my husband.

  • Reply Brigette March 14, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Those are so cute! They sort of remind me of those fairy villages! You are very creative and an inspiration to me!

  • Reply Allison March 14, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Love this idea, summer time you could do sand and sea shells…. just an idea!!! I’ll be buying these items today, my house will thank me!

  • Reply Kate Brockmeyer March 14, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    love this!!! great work Missy!

  • Reply Ashley March 14, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    This is super cute!! I need to make this, so fun!!

    xo Ash,

  • Reply Kristina March 14, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    A plant that you don’t have to touch for six months? Sign me up!


    Kristina does the Internets

  • Reply Luen March 15, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Why do I love terrariums so much? I have yet to make one, but it’s definitely on my to-do list! So cute!

  • Reply Arielle March 17, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    I am responsible for the deaths of many plants and flowers in our home but I LOVE how they brighten up a home, so glad I found this! If these live for me then they will live for anybody!

  • Reply Jen March 21, 2013 at 2:29 am

    Cool! The TickleMe Plant is another fun plant to grow. The TickleMe Plant goes crazy when you Tickle its leaves. Check this out. It was easy to grow too.

  • Reply Cadence Stephens July 14, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    These are so cute!!

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