12.17.2009

diy ornaments.


after seeing this on design*sponge awhile back, i decided to try my hand at some terrarium ornaments. i even bought the little butterflies and tiny birds... but they were too big to fit in the whole at the top. with only a day before i wanted to hand them out to my friends, i didn't have a whole lot of options. so, i stuffed the glass orbs with two colors of moss, sticks and bark from our backyard, and some floral filler balls (for vases).

i really love the way they turned out. simple. (and green. i love green.) if you are wanting to try your hand at putting butterflies in ornaments though, i would suggest getting the largest ornaments you can find, or the plastic ones that come apart. these are really great for small, personalized gifts... tons of stuff you could put in them. small toys, glitter, bits of colored paper or fabric, candy...



1 comment:

miss lindsey j said...

OMG! i totally did these too but the directions mentioned moistening the moss so dirt wouldn't get all over and...apparently mine were too wet and they started growing MOLD!! i even put the tiny feather butterflies in there and everything! omg grossing thing ever! So glad urs turned out so well, mine were a mess!