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A glass etched terrarium for your "best mom"? Count me in! Check out great craft posts like this by Britt at www.diyjustcuz.com
Terrariums are the best because even if you're a black thumb, you can still feel good about having something that grows green in your home! Personalize your terrarium with beautiful glass etching using this step by step tutorial. Thanks mom, you're the best.

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  • How to make a terrarium. Glass Etched Terrarium For Mom - Step 1
    Step 1

    Assemble all of your materials and get them ready to work with!

  • How to make a terrarium. Glass Etched Terrarium For Mom - Step 2
    Step 2

    Make sure your plants are ready to go and be potted!

  • How to make a terrarium. Glass Etched Terrarium For Mom - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut your design using the Silhouette Cutting Machine into contact paper. Using clear contact paper makes it very easy to see when you apply it to the glassware. Remove the backing and apply your contact paper to the glass, making sure to overlap where necessary to form perfectly to the rounded edge. Press firmly down to ensure it is evenly flush with the glass.

  • How to make a terrarium. Glass Etched Terrarium For Mom - Step 4
    Step 4

    Apply the etching cream paste liberally to the glass using the foam paintbrush. Try your best to ensure the paste does not get anywhere else on the glass besides the stencil.

  • How to make a terrarium. Glass Etched Terrarium For Mom - Step 5
    Step 5

    After waiting a solid 30 minutes, rinse off all the excess cream in cold water. It may not look good right now but when it is completely dried it will!

  • How to make a terrarium. Glass Etched Terrarium For Mom - Step 6
    Step 6

    Once you dry your glass, it should be nicely etched.

  • How to make a terrarium. Glass Etched Terrarium For Mom - Step 7
    Step 7

    This is the easy part, create the terrarium! Place the rocks/stones at the bottom of the container, add potting soil and activated charcoal (if desired), and finally add plants and pat down securely! It's that easy.

  • How to make a terrarium. Glass Etched Terrarium For Mom - Step 8
    Step 8

    We also whipped up a cute card and spray bottle to go along with the gift, which you can check out in the full post!

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