How to Make Terrarium Ornaments!


Hello Beauties! Today I wanted to share with you a little “how-to” that is a little different than my usual healthy recipes. This one is for simple, fun terrarium ornaments that make a perfect last-minute gift! (Be sure to check out the video below!)

Art is one of my favorite sources of primary food (primary food being the things that nourish and sustain us that aren’t the foods we eat). My others are spending time with girlfriends and making delicious, healthy food. This past week I had the opportunity to do all three!

I held a “Champagne and Shimmer” cocktail party (pics below) at my place with all my girlfriends, where we dressed up, ate divine hors d’oeuvres, and sipped on festive cocktails as my mock fireplace played through Apple TV and we listened to holiday jazz. It was pure bliss.

As a fun little activity I got these supplies so we could all make our own terrarium ornaments to bring home. If you have a holiday party in the next couple days or need a last minute gift – this is sure to be a hit!

I hope you get to try this out… even if it needs to wait until after Christmas.

Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy, holiday season.





  • Clear glass terrarium holders (or in my case, I found some cheap ornaments and removed the paint – only $1 each!)
  • Small pebbles (place a few on the bottom (careful not to break the glass!) for layer 1)
  • Potting soil (layer 2)
  • Charcoal (layer 3)
  • Moss and terrarium plans (layer 4)

How To:

Here’s how I made mine (below). Feel free to improvise! It’s important to have the pebbles at the bottom for drainage, followed by the charcoal, which purifies the environment, then the soil and plants. Be sure to spritz each layer with a spray bottle so that everything is moist and ready to support green life. That’s it! Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below. xo

Some more photos of the party (just for fun)…


It pays to have friends who can cook…


Prosecco with juniper infused simple syrup, and a cranberry-bourbon shrub

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