Kilner Jar Terrariums

Winter has decided to come two months early.  Don’t get me wrong, I love winter time, but it’s not even Thanksgiving yet.  It’s SO COLD out!  #FirstWorldProblems. With that in mind, I’m trying to create as many fall projects as possible before it starts to really become winter. Let’s take the changing of the seasons and the start of a fresh month as an opportunity to display the best that the fall has to offer. Kilner Jar Terrariums (or, as I’d like to say, Jarrariums) make the absolute perfect display for the beauty of the season. Also, they make a fantastic gift!

I’m a huge fan of terrariums; they allow you to showcase elements of natural beauty, and share that beauty with others. Each terrarium is a vignette, a playground for your imagination.  The small scale of most terrariums also plays into this sense of wonder; just by looking at one, you may be transported to a forest or tropical island. They’re kind of like nature’s snow globe!  I’ve decided to make some for around my house as well as my Thanksgiving table.  They are perfect as hostess/host gifts, or as a group activity for the whole family to participate in this Thanksgiving.  It’s super easy, inexpensive, and you barely need any supplies to craft.

What you’ll need:

Kilner Jars (I used a .5 Liter Kilner Preserve Jar)

-Any outdoor/natural relic you want to display (leaves, pine needles, pine cones, flowers, fruit…)

-Terrarium Tweezers, or cosmetic tweezers (the longer the better)

Fall Terrarium Pacific Merchants

1. Take a nice nature walk outside (or through your local craft store)!  I’m lucky enough to live by some wooded areas, so I gathered some pine cones, needles, and twigs while I was on a hike. Gather some items you’d like to display in your jarrarium.

Kilner Jar Terrarium, Nature Elements Nature Elements Terrarium

2. Start organizing pieces you think look good together!  We’re about ready to put everything into the jar.

Mason Jar Terrarium

Thanksgiving Table Decoration | Pacific Merchants Fall Terrarium

3. Start arranging your nature elements in the jar. For a more permanent (and less wiggly) setup, feel free to glue any of the pieces to the sides of the jar so they stay put.

Kilner Jar Decoration

4. Voila!  Look at that beauty.  Also try both a smaller and larger sized terrarium with our .25 Liter Preserve Jar, and our 1 Liter Preserve Jar.  It’s seriously easy to make something really beautiful with this project, so don’t worry if you’re not a regular crafter.

Happy November 1st, everyone!  Let’s kick this month of with a bang.  Or a jarrarium. #win

 

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