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When viewing a miniature garden, one usually looks towards the ground to spot fairies, miniature plants, and other delightful pieces. Fairy gardens sprout from raised beds, backyards, and low-lying containers. Although during this planting season, there are options that might have you looking upwards! Hanging glass terrariums are one of the latest and greatest miniature garden container options. These enclosed globes keep your plants and miniature accessories safe while still providing plenty of light. If you are not sure where to begin, check out some of our favorite tips and tricks below. You will be “planting” the trendy hanging terrariums in no time.
The holidays can be a great time to start your hanging terrarium journey. Why? The answer is - because you might already have one or more life-size trees decorating the house! Hanging terrariums make great ornaments. You can dangle them from the Christmas tree, the mantle, or elsewhere in your holiday home. Trim a few boughs from the tree branches, add some glitter for sparkle, and choose your favorite fairy, elf, or another miniature accessory; place these fairy garden accessories inside of your glass terrarium. Voila! You have a quick and easy garden. When it comes to planning, you will want to choose micro-size accessories that are just a bit bigger than a twenty-five-cent coin. These should be about the right size to fit in a Hanging Globe Terrarium or Hanging Teardrop Terrarium.
Though a small, enclosed terrarium provides limited space, it also gives you many opportunities to switch out the contents for each season. During Halloween, you could fill it with some faux spider webs and a Micro Pumpkin House. Summer is the time to break out the beach sand. At Christmas, you might choose a Micro Gingerbread Candy House or fill the terrarium with faux snow and your favorite micro garden fairy.
A miniature garden on this extra-small scale also gives you the chance to try out themes and designs before taking them to your outdoor terrace. If you have been thinking about growing a succulent, try a miniature cactus in your hanging terrarium or consider using a faux plant. Decorate the terrarium with a miniature plant, pebbles, and tiny toy scorpion or snake. You will have a mini southwestern scene that you can hang from a tree, set on a table, or give as a gift.
Hanging terrariums make simple, yet meaningful gifts for family, friends, and coworkers. If the recipient has a green thumb, you can include a succulent or air plant with the glass globe. If their talents do not lie in gardening, lean towards a gift bag full of miniature accessories, pebbles, sand, faux plants, and other landscaping materials that will be decorative. For a birthday gift, the package could include fairy dust and an itty-bitty fairy, along with fairy garden accessories to keep the terrarium festive year-round.
Hanging glass terrariums are so accessible that they could be a fit for your next group events, such as a baby shower, wedding shower, birthday party, or holiday get-together. All you need is one terrarium per person, as well as a variety of materials. Have each participant choose a micro fairy garden accessory or miniature house out of a curated selection. Pebbles, sand, soil, miniature plants, and a bottle of fairy dust will help guests add flair to their terrariums. For even more fun, consider extras like mini umbrellas (beach scenes!), shells, geodes, and even clay for making your figures. Glass or plastic terrariums can be decorated using paints or paint pens. Just be sure to check that they are non-toxic and washable/permanent depending on your preference. Your guests will be delighted to take home their very own miniature garden! You might even convert a few friends to the fairy gardening lifestyle and have miniature gardening buddies for life.
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