Supplies needed to make your own mini terrarium necklaces:
- 22mm Bottle Charms
- Sheet Moss
- Waxed Linen Cord
- Fabri-Tac Glue (or any other clear glue)
- Small Screwdriver
- Misting/spray Bottle
Start off by misting your moss with water. Sheet moss is really dry and brittle to begin with, so misting it will make it easier to work with. Blot excess water with a paper towel. You want the moss damp, not soaking wet.
Pick a few choice bits of moistened moss for your terrarium. You’ll want pieces that have a lot of green in them. Make sure they’re not too big for the glass bottle. Don’t put the moss in yet.
Fill the bottle with a bit of sand. I filled mine about 1/8 full.
Next, take your bits of moss and carefully place them into the bottle. I had to trim the ends a little, to make them fit better. You can use your pliers to push the moss in first, then use the screw driver to spread out the individual pieces of moss within the bottle.
Now let your terrarium sit for an hour or two with the cork top off, so that the moss inside can dry out. If you don’t, it might mold inside.
Once the moss has dried, glue the cork cap on. I put a thin layer of Fabri-Tac on the cork, then pushed it on, wiping the excess glue off the top of the cork.
The last step is to put the necklace cord on. Cut off a long length of linen cord. I wanted a long necklace, so I cut off 2 feet of cord. Line up both ends of the cord, then slip them through the ring on the cork top. Thread the two ends through the loop that forms, to create a knot around the ring on the cork top. Then tie the two ends together to your desired necklace length.
So there you have it: an easy-to-make terrarium necklace. Hope you enjoyed this project!