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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Terrarium Gifts – Give a Living Gift

What is the perfect gift for all occasions that just about anyone would enjoy?
The good old terrarium!

Whether it’s a gift for Christmas, birthday, house warming, teacher’s gift, you name it! All you need to do is add the little personal touches at the end.

You’ll need:
  • A clear glass container
  • Rocks or pebbles
  • Potting mix
  • Plant cuttings or small bought plants 
*I used bought plants and added some of my own 


  1. Clean your container so there’s no dust or dirty marks.
  2. Your first level is the rocks. They’ll create drainage for the plants. Put about 5cm layer down
  3. Add your potting mix. You’ll need a good amount for the plants to be able to grown. 
  4. Position your plants/cuttings before you plant them so you know where everything will go. Plant them one by one and compact the soil around them.
  5. Give your new terrarium a little water.

Let your recipient know how to look after their new terrarium by making a little swing tag or writing in their card these few things: Lightly water your terrarium once/twice a week. Trim any plants that are growing over the edge or are getting too bushy.

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  1. Love these Nic. Maybe next year I may be able to make a few!!

    1. next year you could make heaps line up the kids with a job then you just move the glass bowl along :)

  2. As a plant mad horty I LOVE living Christmas gifts X

    1. Yes you could make some beaut ones of these i am sure!

  3. I've always loved terrariums but have never had or made one. Think I might just have to do something about that, and if it turns out okay then maybe I'll make some to give away!

    Visiting today from #teamIBOT xxx

    1. Thanks for stopping by Janet. I'm sure they'll work lol

  4. These look awesome! I know plenty of people that would rather have this for their desk than something else

  5. I could totally do this for my kid's kindy teachers - what a great and thoughtful idea and unique, you are very creative! Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me

  6. What a great idea! Especially for those people who have everything!! Love it :-) xxx Lucy from Bake Play Smile xxx


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