Spitfire Girl DIY: Make Your Own Terrarium

We here at the Spitfire Girl headquarters love DIY kits, and one of our absolute favorites is our Make Your Own Terrarium Kit.
 This kit comes with pretty much everything you need to create the perfect little mason jar of happiness for your office desk or your home!

Here’s our very own step by step guide to make your terrarium look stellar!

Make Your Own Terrarium Kit DIY step-by-step

You can purchase a Make Your Own Terrarium Kit from our website or either of our retail locations.

 Spitfire Girl DIY: Make Your Own Terrarium

Open up the box and lay out all of your materials – everything will be packaged neatly in the jar. A bag of dirt, some moss with a mushroom and a flower, a bag of rocks, an instruction leaflet and a terrarium friend (in this case a dinosaur) all come packed in the mason jar. You will need to grab some scissors and your own plant – a succulent clipping works great for this.
 Spitfire Girl DIY: Make Your Own Terrarium

Next pour your dirt and rocks into the bottom of the mason jar to create the perfect base.

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Then grab your scissors and place the moss in the jar. Once your moss is where you like it use the scissors to grab the head of the mushroom and place the mushroom firmly in the moss.
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After you’ve securely placed your mushroom, place your decorative flower.

 Spitfire Girl DIY: Make Your Own Terrarium

At this point your little terrarium scene should be coming right along. Use your scissors to put your terrarium friend right where you want ‘em! (No dinosaurs were hurt in the making of this terrarium.)

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Next, grab your little succulent clipping and place it gently in the jar.

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Things should really be looking good now! Here’s the view from above!

 Spitfire Girl DIY: Make Your Own Terrarium

We wanted to add a little something extra to our terrarium so we created a “BEWARE” sign out of some scrap cardboard.
 Spitfire Girl DIY: Make Your Own Terrarium
Screw the lid on your mason jar and your terrarium is all ready to find a home!
 Spitfire Girl DIY: Make Your Own Terrarium
TADA!
 Spitfire Girl DIY: Make Your Own Terrarium
You can get your own Make Your Own Terrarium Kit here!
Love,
Spitfire Girl

oh my gawd, it’s a terrarium!

terrariums1 oh my gawd, its a terrarium! since all of you are following us on instagram (@spitfiregirlstore for all of you who are behind on the cool kids wagon), you must know that we have these RADICAL, NEW, AMAAAZING TERRARIUMS!

what’s that you say? you don’t understand what’s so great about our terariums?

well let me tell you:

we give you soil. we give you some blue colored rocks. we give you funky looking moss. and we give you the right to buy your own plant. but best of all…

we give you cool creatures to put in the terrarium! so far we’ve got dinos, cats and deer. what more could you possibly want?

love,

shahrzad

I’m gonna get crafty

So there’s this big craze right now with everyone and their terrariums or ariums or whatever they are called now- tomato/tomatoe! I was told that these are totally easily to maintain and keep healthy… this remains to be seen. I have a black thumb. I’m known for it. I kill every green thing that comes in contact with me. Well that being said- I WANT ONE! Here’s my chance for minimal plant carnage I think. We have a bunch of sweet globe terrariums in the shop and some cool planter ones as well, but I think I can do better.

The toy junkie in me saw something on Pinterest in passing about making one at home with some animal figures… Oh yes this sounds more like it! I just so happened to be working at the Hillhurst shop today when I came across an incredible 2 headed dino beast thing that somewhat resembles this guy….
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He is now in my possession and I have named him Roland. Roland will soon have his spine cut out and be gutted and filled with putty to close out his holes and prevent mold from happening. Then I must hit up a plant store or whatever you call them and find some of these…

ground desert plants Im gonna get crafty

Whatever fits the gaping back hole in Roland and looks pretty really will do. I’m not picky and the odds are it will die soon anyway! Once finished it should end up looking something like this guy but definitely cooler…

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So yeah, once it’s all said and done I will come back and show you the finished awesomeness. Or a pile of dead mush.