Create a Fairy Garden Terrarium

Really close friends can come up with the best gifts!  My BFF since kindergarten sent me an amazing kit for my last birthday last winter so that me and the kids could create our own indoor fairy garden terrarium.  Here’s what was included …

contents of Fairy Garden Terrarium

a one-gallon glass jar with lid, terrarium potting soil, river rocks, charcoal, sheet moss, 5 small plants, and instructions

Following the instructions we got started by filling the bottom of the glass jar with the river rocks, adding the charcoal (to prevent mold and odor), putting down a layer of sheet moss, and then adding a deep layer of soil.
a layer of river rocks  Honor checks out the starting layers in the fairy terrarium

Then we were ready to add the plants … the shorter, fuller ones were the best to use in order for them to fit with the lid on the jar.

a start to a lush fairy garden terrariumAfter the plants were in, we added another layer of the sheet moss.  What what fairy garden would be complete without a little fairy house?  (the one we used one a clay house I had purchased the summer before at a craft fair)  It was the perfect addition to our magical world.

PlayDrMom shares how to create a simple indoor fairy garden terrarium.

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Laura Hutchison

Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.

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