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Who doesn’t love spring? Budding trees, grass turning green, flowers blooming. Everything is fresh and colorful again. We wanted to find a way to capture it — inside a cute little mason jar of course — so we created the Spring Terrarium Kit.
 
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Step 1: What you'll need

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Spring Terrarium Kit
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Mason jar with ventilated lid
Potting soil
Moss
Rocks
Wire
Wire cutter
Polymer clay (we used pastel colors for spring)
Gift tag and string

Step 2: Clay Decorations

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Start by making the clay decorations that will live inside your terrarium. We made mushrooms, Easter eggs, and a bunny, but the possibilities are endless.

Mushrooms: Roll out the stem using the white polymer clay. Taper it by making the top part slightly thinner.

Step 3: Easter Eggs

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Choose a polymer clay color and roll into an egg shape.  Using a different color clay, roll mini balls and add dots to egg. Or you can choose two colors and combine them to create a multicolored egg. Insert your wire into the bottom of the and through the center.

Step 4: Bake

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Place clay decor onto a baking sheet and bake at 225 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes. Let cool for 30 minutes before trimming the wire and inserting into your terrarium.

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To make your terrarium, begin by filling the bottom of the jar with the soil provided in your kit.

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Add the moss on top of the soil, and then the pumice rocks. 

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Take your clay decor and trim any excess wire down to half an inch. Insert each piece into the soil.

Step 8: Gift

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And you’re done. If you’re giving the terrarium to a friend, use a gold or silver Sharpie and the gift tag provided to write a message.
patsheldon5 months ago

so cute!! I could just burst. I want one in my house!