A beautiful gift that's perfect for a handmade Christmas.
One year my friends and I decided to celebrate a Handmade Christmas so I made each of them a terrarium ornament. I've posted a regular terrarium DIY on Little Big, which is more in-depth and flexible than the tutorial I'm posting here.
For terrarium ornaments you can use moss or other plants--I used the weeds growing along the side of my house. You probably have all the materials to make these on hand already, except for the ornaments, and those are very inexpensive.
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Place your soil in a bowl and mix in drops of water (or use a spray bottle) until you have damp–-but not soggy–-soil.
Soil with good drainage works well, if you have a few small rocks or a bit of gravel, mix some in now. Only a a few, though, because we don't want the ornaments to be too heavy.
Carefully pluck some weeds from the ground (or find some moss, or collect from the fancy container you purchased your plants in) making sure to leave the roots intact.
Use your tweezers and the stick end of your paintbrush or chopstick to gently poke your plant through the top of the ornament and arrange so the root side is in the dirt.
This is the trickiest part, but also why weeds are a good choice: they are used to growing in challenging circumstances and bouncing back even after they’ve been shoved in a jar.