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Terrarium Place Cards DIY by Stockroom Vintage

By Elizabeth Ulrich

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Hello! It's Elizabeth, the stylist behind Stockroom Vintage event rentals in Nashville, TN, back to share a pretty wedding DIY that's as easy to make as it is charming. Don’t you love the look of terrariums? I’m obsessed with these lovely little ecosystems! The tiny terrarium place cards I’m sharing today are both simple and cost effective. Plus, they can double as favors for wedding guests, which is a great way to save money while still giving guests a sweet, personalized gift.


These terrariums are filled with real moss but—this should be relief to those of you who don’t have the greenest of thumbs—the flowers are faux. That means you won’t have to fuss with actually planting anything and, even better, you won’t have to worry about keeping these flowers alive in the hectic weeks leading up to your wedding! Even if you aren’t planning a wedding, these terrarium place cards would make for the most charming addition to a Mother’s Day brunch, don’t you think?

Materials:


  1. Faux Flowers
  2. Scissors
  3. Small Jars (I used Old Time Pottery’s 4.5 ounce “Vibe Jars”.)
  4. Pen
  5. Twine
  6. Paper Tags
  7. Natural Moss

Directions:

  1. Select your faux flowers. You’ll want to choose small, vibrant blooms that will fit inside your jars.
  2. Choose coordinating twine and paper tags. I opted for a simple brown twine and white tags to allow the beauty and color of the moss and flowers to take center stage.
  3. To start creating the terrarium, break off a small chunk of moss to fit the bottom of your jar. (I bought a large bag of moss at Old Time Pottery that held one piece of moss that was roughly 1 foot long and 6 inches wide.)


  4. Trim the brown underside off the moss. You’ll want to ensure there’s enough room for the flower to rest on top of the moss. Gently press moss down into the jar.


  5. Snip the head of the flower off its stem. Place it inside the jar, gently pressing it into the moss.


  6. Place the lid on your jar and wrap your twine around the jar’s neck. Tie off the twine in a simple knot.
  7. After writing your guest’s name on the paper tag, loop the twine through the tag and tie a bow to secure it.
  8. Place terrariums at your guests’ plates and let the “oohs and ahs” ensue!


What do you think of the finished product? I can’t wait to make more of these tiny terrariums for spring and summer parties!

Elizabeth Ulrich is a blogger for The Budget Savvy Bride and the owner, curator and stylist of Stockroom Vintage, a Nashville event rental company that provides vintage props and heirloom décor to brides, photographers, stylists and the like. When she’s not scouring estate sales and flea markets and styling her favorite finds, she’s creating handmade décor for brides, photoshoots and for her home, which she shares with her husband Will and three dogs, Nigel, Mumford and Topher.
Hello! It's Elizabeth, the stylist behind Stockroom Vintage event rentals in Nashville, TN, back to share a pretty wedding DIY that's as easy to make as it is charming. Don't you love the look of terrariums? I'm obsessed with these lovely little ecosystems! The tiny terrarium place cards I'm sharing today are both simple and...