Getting Crafty

It is officially December, so I jumped head first into my Christmas crafting! A Winter terrarium is such an easy and trendy way to change up your holiday decor. It's a great conversation piece and the possibilities for customization are really endless. Personalize yours with your space and taste, and change it up year to year.

List of Items Required:
• Glass jar with lid (mine is from Pineapple Street)
• Faux snow (the snow I used is from the Dollar Store)
• Objects to put on display (my house is from Penney & Co.)
• Time: 5 minutes
• Cost: Roughly $25


I recently enlisted the help of one of my oldest childhood friend's Emma, after I saw a photo of a terrarium she created. So she invited me up to her parent's home--a breathtakingly beautiful stone house in Orono--to help me make an indoor garden of my own. From the sangria, to the picture-perfect sunset and of course the great company, it was a beautiful way to spend a summer evening!

Choose your glass vessel (open-top for succulents), greenery, stones and any accessories.
We decided to use succulents versus plants.
We used cactus-specific soil, but you would need activated filter carbon if you were using plants.
The first layer should be rocks.
Next, we added moss.
Then add a thick layer of soil, and start planting!
Such a stunning backdrop.
Amazing how different shapes, colours and textures can add to the end result.
It doesn't get much prettier than that.