Christmas terraria and craft panic

Earlier this fall, I attended a terrarium building workshop at Flock Boutique and have been hooked. Every glass bowl or cup I see is now a potential terrarium. I would say it is becoming a problem (I can see 6 terraria from where I sit), but they are just so delighfully charming, I do not think this obsession is a problem at all.

As it is the Christmas season, I thought it only appropriate to decorate the terraria worlds with seasonal accents.

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Logically, when my coworkers decided to forgo the classic “cookie exchange” (partly due to raging food allergies) and instead proposed a “ball exchange”, where everyone brings a set of Christmas ornaments to exchange, I decided to make tiny Christmas terraria as my contribution. In advance of the exchange, I prepped gold sparkly animals, make tiny presents, and bought miniature Christmas ornaments.

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I thought I was in good shape, so an hour before the party, I sat down to assemble the ornaments, and NOTHING WOULD FIT in the top of the ball!!!

CRAFT PANIC.

I madly scrambled to find new options (going through some really terrible pinterest-fail options), this is what I came up with:

I made 4 terrarium-style ornaments (I could only use the sparkly foul, because I could trim them small enough so they could fit into the opening).

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Then made an assortment of other ones (basically finding anything that could be construed as festive and stuffing it into an ornament). DSC_6801
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In the crafting process, I spilled joy (aka glitter) all over the floor, and I hope it spills over through my entire home and heart.
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Hope your season is filled with joy and glitter! xox

May your walls know joy;

May every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility.

– Maryanne Radmacher-Hershey

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3 thoughts on “Christmas terraria and craft panic

  1. The words “sparkly fowl” warm my heart. I have a long standing discussion with friends about the Christmas chicken – why should donkeys and sheep get all the manger fun?

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