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A Bullseye View: Mini DIY Terrariums

Mini DIY Terrariums using recycling spice jars //

Earth Day is coming up next week (April 22nd), so Target asked us to put together a terrarium DIY that tied in the message of Earth Day for their online magazine, A Bullseye View. Being an avid ABV reader since the beginning, it’s always a little mind blowing when I see an article that we’ve written and photos we’ve taken posted there on the front page. So, this is totally one of those, “Hey, Mom! Look!” moments.

Earth Day DIY //

When rolling around ideas on how to make this terrarium project different from others we’ve done (I love me some terrariums), we finally came up with the idea to scale things down and do a miniature version reusing used spice jars. Lucky for us, the Archer Farms spice jars make the perfect little terrariums. The post goes into the process, but it turned out even cuter than I imagined and I’ve been loving having my mini terrarium sitting here on my desk. It’s a super simple way for us non-green thumbed people – raising hand – to bring in a little green.

Mini DIY Terrariums using recycled spice jars //

I had to keep my word count super short for the article (which was a miracle for me!) but here’s an extra tip: When prepping the spice jars to use as a terrarium, peel off the label and pop them in the dishwasher. If they still smell like the spice after a cycle, try the dry mustard method to remove any residual smell. It works wonders! Or you can always just start out with a dry mustard spice jar, haha!

Check out the article on A Bullseye View here!

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  • Reply
    Mara K
    April 18, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Such a cute idea! And an excellent project to do with my nieces!

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    April 18, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    I really love this idea. You could really have a lot of fun with the lid colors to. Not to mention they could easily sit on a window sill. Thanks for sharing. You never disappoint:)

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    April 18, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Cute idea! I just used up the last of my chili powder & may need to try this project this weekend.

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    April 18, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    That’s really cute… but how does the plant breathe? Did you poke holes in the lid?

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      April 18, 2014 at 7:44 pm

      I’m not an expert, so I don’t know all of scientific mumbo jumbo (I’m sure a quick Google search can give you all of that). Terrariums are able to stay air tight (without holes) as long as you open it every few days or so for evaporation and to allow the plants to exchange gasses. This is also how you adjust the humidity level. So, as long as you use a container that has a removable lid, you’re good to go.

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    caroline [the diy nurse]
    April 19, 2014 at 8:51 am

    So happy to see you over there. What a creative and unique idea. It’s totally adorable and everyone needs one.

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