So I have always loved miniature things. I still have my dollhouse from when I was young that is decked out in realistic furniture and decorative details. It is currently in my “storage unit” bedroom in the basement, but I’m hoping one day I will have a daughter who will love it as much as I did! So When I started seeing cute mini Christmas terrariums all around the interweb, I just knew I had to make some of my own to add to my Christmas decor this year.
I already had these cute wood and glass containers… candle holders? Jars? I’m not sure what to call them, but they are from Target! At one point I had cacti planted in them, which you can see here! I decided a while ago to empty them because my cacti collection was getting a little out of control and I’ve been trying to declutter. Just a continuation of the Kon-Mari method I implemented last spring in my home, which you can read about here. Life changing I tell you!
These are so easy to make and if you don’t have containers like this you can use basic mason jars, which are also very cute. I personally like the more modern look of these open top containers though!
I simply poured some sugar in and then started arranging my mini’s. Nash already had the buck deer (which he calls an Elk haha). I found the doe at Micheal’s Craft as well as the frosted pine trees. The tiny deer and camper in the smaller terrarium are also from Micheal’s Craft. The tiny pine trees are from the bargain section at Target! Man I love that bargain section haha. One of our favorite things to do as a family is to go camping in our trailer, so when I saw this cute camper I just had to get it!
I’m pretty happy with my little terrariums! I love the simplicity of them. I’ve really been trying to get away from gobby, overdone, and cluttery Christmas decorations. It’s just not me anymore. I’m all about the clean and simple now. I highly suggest making some of these to add to your Christmas/Winter collection! They are so cute and you will love them. Even my husband (who normally doesn’t say much about my projects, because he’s just not into that stuff, said he really liked them and thought they were cool). So I would say that’s a win!
I wish you all the best this Christmas season as we celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ! Let’s not get so caught up in the purchases and parties that we forget to remember what He did for us. I also think that if we reflect on Christ’s entire life (rather than just His birth) during the Christmas season, we can better appreciate the magnitude of who He is and what He did for us!
Check out some of my other Christmas DIY projects, including my favorite–The Christ Centered Advent Calender.