Create beautiful and elegant terrariums that will help your friends get closer to nature all year long!
Editor's Note: We're getting into the holiday spirit here at Crisp Green, which means helping you find the crispest, greenest, most innovative gifts for all the tech and design geeks on your list! This week we'll feature great ideas for "Gifts You Can Make." Catch up with last week's "Gifts You Can Grow" series here. Happy Holidays!
Been looking for something to do with those spare glass jars in your cabinet? Glass terrariums are a great way to save your pennies but make a beautiful and heartfelt gift for your loved ones this holiday season.
If you don't have a collection of glass jars hiding in your closet, a quick trip to the thrift store is a sure way to find cheap glass vessels for this simple DIY gift idea. There are a variety of methods for making a terrarium but we thought we would share with you a few of our favorites:
2. Learn how to make a whimsical and affordable terrarium in a light-bulb with The Hipster Home Blog. Directions can be found here.
3. Check out Craft Magazine's picture filled and step-by-step guide for making cute moss terrariums in reusable glass jars at their Craftzine blog.
Coolest Thing About Terrariums: You've created a beautiful mini-ecosystem that requires minimal care and maintenance for the recipient. Terrariums are an elegant addition to any home or office.
Perfect Gift Idea For: This is a great gift for just about anyone, small and portable these gifts can fit into almost any home. But especially wonderful for your plant-loving pals or those who have an affinity for glass objects.
How Can You Get One: Pick out a few great glass containers and then follow the directions on one of our recommended websites. If you've found another DIY guide for terrariums that you love, please share with us!
Header Image Credit: Karen MacKay