Remember when I ordered the craft supplies from Consumer Crafts recently? Well, I’m back sharing the fun holiday project I made using them.

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This was such a fun project, and I love that after the holidays I can remove the little house and replace it with other items for a new theme. 

What you need to make this terrarium:

 

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Start by placing a layer of clay pellets across the bottom of the glass container, and then add a thin layer of charcoal on top. Cover with about 3-4 inches of potting soil.

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Arrange your plants and miniatures inside the glass, but don’t plant anything until you know exactly where everything will go.

I didn’t want the house just sitting on the dirt inside the terrarium because I wanted to include minis inside, so using a small piece of plywood, I cut it a little larger than the house to act as the base.

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I absolutely loved the shape of the miniature house, but I did not love the color for this project, so using the white chalky finish, I gave it a few quick coats, leaving the roof black.

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Then I painted the wood base for the house using the gray chalky finish, adding a little more color to the front (which would be the porch) and a rug by the Christmas tree. I also painted a small wood block in the teal blue and used a gold Sharpie to make it look like a present.

Once dry, I applied the Mod Podge waterproof sealer to everything, and then when dry I attached the mini Christmas tree, rag doll and wood block to the wood base for the house.

Next, using a paintbrush, I applied the DecoArt Snow Tex to the house, mailbox, wood base and a large garden rock and set aside to dry for a few hours.

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Once everything was completely dry, I planted the succulents and then added in the minis.

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I then sprinkled a little iridescent fake snow over the top of everything.

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There’s a reason why I didn’t attach the tin house to the wood base.

Using a piece of double-sided velcro, I attached a small flame-less candle inside the roof of the house. At night, I can remove the tin house, pull the candle out, flick the switch on and light up the little house so you can see the Christmas tree and presents inside.

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The kids absolutely love this new addition to our holiday decor. Now we just need to buy a Christmas tree and drag the rest of the decorations out of the garage.

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Danielle November 30, 2014 - 6:25 pm

I love this! So cute!

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Kathy Noble Murphy December 1, 2014 - 8:47 am

I would use it to help make an awesome flag/sign for my son’s lego robotics team to carry at the next competition.

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CJ Pillow December 1, 2014 - 1:56 pm

I would make birthday cards.

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Tonya Staab December 1, 2014 - 10:46 pm

Thank you Danielle


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