DIY – Kids Terrarium

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I love being in the garden. Wherever I can I try to involve the boys and today whilst I was making some cuttings from a succulent plant in the garden I thought Yes! Lets make a Terrarium. This was SO easy and didn’t cost anything to make. What you need:

1 x plastic container “(any shape or size. I used an empty flour container)

Stickers

Soil from the garden

Plant cuttings (from succulent plants preferably as they propagate easily)

Water

Place stickers on the inside, the themes are endless but we made a space garden! You could make a dinosaur or fairy theme. Place dirt/soil up to the line of the picture, as you want to be able to see the background. Push cuttings into the soil. Water lightly (you don’t want to water too much. You could use a spray bottle).

We put the Terrarium in the boys bathroom. The plants will like it in there as it will get humid when you run the shower or bath.

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from the sewing room – cloth necklace

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In addition to the doll making I have embarked on creating other handmade gifts wherever possible. I got the idea of the cloth necklace from Pinterest but the design is completely my own. It was super easy and would be lots of fun for little girls to make. It really only requires three long pieces of fabric (length depending on how long you want the necklace to be). Braid the strands together using a bulldog clip to hold the end so it doesn’t fall apart as you go. Hand sew the ends together and embellish as you see fit. I found a pattern for flowers cut two out and added a button to give it strength.