Do you remember my deer paper terrarium from last year? No? Well, here’s a link to my original post (plus check out the photo below).
I had that cute little set up for a year. I loved it (I still love it), but it’s time for a change. That’s why I’ve created my new paper terrarium: over the rainbow. No more deer this year. Time for rainbows, an air plant, and a little blue trailer. I am pretty good at keeping most of our house plants healthy, but if you have a hard time remembering to water: this DIY is for you. Have you ever tried air plants? They are very easy to keep alive. I just soak mine in water, for 20 minutes, once a month. Even when I forget to soak them they still stay alive!
Even though the deer set up was so cute, I really love my over the rainbow terrarium. Here’s what you need to make your own:
- Glass container (mine is from a thrift store, I think it’s an old outdoor lamp cover)
- Decorative sand
- Air plant
- My cloud/trailer print out and rainbow printout
- Floral foam
- Hot glue
Prep your glass container. My glass container has a hole in the base. SO, I cut out a piece of cardboard and hot glued it to the inside of the hole (I don’t want the sand to sneak out).
Cut out a small piece of floral foam to fit at the base of your container. My foam was about an inch thick. Just short enough to hide under the sand.
– Pour in your sand. I had a 5 pound bag (from a local terrarium shop) of black glitter sand.
Cut out your trailer, clouds, and rainbow. I included multiple sizes for you, so you can choose what works best for your jar. Hot glue your clouds to a bit of wire and all the trailer and rainbow to toothpicks.
Arrange the paper terrarium pieces in your container. I added a teensy bit of moss (from the deer terrarium) to sit under the trailer. Once you’re happy with how it looks, place your air plant. I made sure to place my air plant in a spot I can easily grab it. Air plants require a spritz of water or a soaking in water about once a week, and water isn’t so great for paper rainbows and paper trailers.
Set your terrarium in a favorite spot and enjoy!
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