I'm trying to find ways to decorate my home seasonally without having to store more decor away for the year or reorganize an entire room for one holiday! As a busy mom, I'm finding less time to devote myself to redecorating the entire house. As much as I love it, it's nice to have a few pieces that can stay out year round and maybe save me a bit more time. A terrarium is the perfect solution to this problem!
- Fish Tank (we thrifted ours for $5)
- Moss in different variaties
- Decor items
- Plants (optional)
1. Give your fish tank a good cleaning. I used dish soap, as well as window cleaner.
2. For an everyday look, you can choose to go with a plant terrarium . Begin by placing plants in your terrarium – some may peek out above the top, but that's ok.
3. Build up your layers of moss. You can choose to do one variety at a time or mix them together throughout. I built up the moss layers to hide the plastic plant pots to make it look like the plants were growing up and out of the moss itself.
I love the pop of green it adds to the space – it's fresh and modern.
4. For a fall look, you may choose to add brass and rustic wood finishes, like driftwood.
5. For a seasonal look, such as Halloween, keep it simple by adding 2-3 traditional or eclectic pieces. Oddly enough this skull with a crow and ceramic hand can be placed on a shelving unit individually year round. But placed together, you instantly have a spooky vibe.
This is such an easy DIY and it's a lot of fun to play around with month to month and season to season. I can't wait to experiment with it for Christmas. I'm thinking battery operated string lights will look so pretty hidden throughout the moss with some white and bright accents!