Spring Terrarium Ornaments

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Introduction: Spring Terrarium Ornaments

About: I run a little company that rebuilds old homes. When we aren't up to our elbows in demolition dust, I'm obsessed with recycling, crafting and cooking.

Ornaments are not just for winter holidays!
At least, that is what I am telling myself, since I made some Spring Terrarium Ornaments! My favorite part of this idea, is that you can put almost anything small into the bare bulb ornaments. Over the years I have saved little miniatures that I found interesting, hoping I would *someday*  find a project to use them...unfortunately most of my lovelies are too large for the opening! These Spring Ornaments are made from the few things I had that would fit, and the rest is handmade...with paper scraps!

Materials Used:
Glass Ornaments (found at most craft stores)
Brown paper bag scraps
Plain paper scraps
Decoupage glue
Recycled bits of wire (from my jewelry-making box)
Yarn scraps (from my DIY Easter grass)
Various Miniatures and scraps (from my craft room)

You can find the more detailed "How - To" instructions for the Little Bird TerrariumHERE and the Paper & Yarn Carrot TerrariumHERE

1. I had a small pewter bunny figure I had bought at a garage sale a few years ago, and just tossed into the "miniatures" bin in the craft room...it's an illness, I love tiny things but don't always know what I am going to do with them! So I painted him white, added a little pink on the ears and nose (the nose turned out slightly heart shaped!) Once he was dry i sprayed him with acrylic sealer.

2. I glued foam discs together, then glued them to the bottom of my bare ornament, to form a base for my little bunny. He was glued to a foam disc as well, the idea was to then stick the foam discs together, mounting him to the bottom of the ornament...it was a bit harder said than done, it took me half an hour with the tweezers to force him into place! 

3. For the flower ornament, I just pulled a small bloom off of a sprig of fake flowers, crammed it into the tiny opening on the ornament, and added yarn grass. 

4. I recycled some more winter craft supplies and cut apart some pine cone and berry sprigs, using the "berries" as my jelly beans! Once they were painted, I gave them a coat of acrylic seal and let them dry.

5. All of the "grass" is leftover from my DIY Mess Free Easter Grass

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    Ooo such a cool concept! And it has so many possibilities for creativity...