A terrarium in a mason jar makes a great gift idea. Plus this one is super easy to pull together. Follow the instructions below to make a simple gift for any plant lover on your list. You will also want to scroll to the bottom of this post for the gift in a jar ideas from my partners for this series. All this week we are bringing you fabulous gifts in a jar. This project was originally posted over at Crafts Unleashed where I am a paid design team contributor however I thought I would post it here in case y’all missed it.
Supplies needed to make your own terrarium in a mason jar:
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- Artificial Succulents (these work great for this project!)
- Wide Mouth Quart Jar (important to use a wide mouth jar in this case)
- Sand (in the color of your choice)
- Crushed Shells (in the color of your choice)
- River Rocks
To make your own terrarium in a mason jar, layer sand and crushed shells in the bottom of a clean jar. The sand and shells actually come in a ton of colors. I used some that were fairly neutral to use these as gifts however you can pick any that work well for you. Layer on rocks and moss next. Note that we are using artificial succulents so that this gift is perfect for even those with a black thumb. However these layers will make the terrarium look real as an authentic one would need drainage.
Now it is time to add your succulents to the jar. Use the scissors to trim the succulents to length before adding to the jar. Arrange however you wish! Play with the succulents that you choose for the jar until you get a look that you love. The succulents are just pushed down into the moss and rocks. No glue is required for this gift in a jar.
Your terrarium in a jar is complete and ready for display in your home or to be given as a gift. I love the layers in this jar and those succulents. Swoon!
Add this quick and easy DIY project to your must make list. You will want to get enough supplies to make a few. Trust me. Once you make these, you will want to keep one for yourself.
Enjoy this terrarium in a mason jar idea and making these as gifts for all of your friends and family.
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I am all about this fabulous Terrarium! I love one that I can’t kill but yet looks totally awesome and real! Thanks for sharing : ) Hugs…
What especially gorgeous terrariums! Lovely!
You know how I love succulents!
Is there any reason why I couldn’t put live succulents in jar? Would have to replant when they grow but as log as I leave lid off for air they would grow. Buying faux succulents here in Grand Junction is most of time more expensive than buying live.
Love the crushed sea shells, hadn’t ever heard of using them as base, Where did you get yours?
think would use other kinds of jars instead of canning as they are expensive here also. Everything is expensive here so I do what I can to find less expensive alternatives like jars from food.
Hope you’re having wonderful day Angie.
Yes! Definitely use real succulents if you would like! Recycle those food jars as well!
If you click the link on the crushed seashells above you can see where I purchased.