Saturday, December 8, 2018

DIY Cute Animal Terrarium Christmas Ornaments

Kids Crafts: Cute Animal Terrarium Ornaments
These ornaments are simple and fun to make! The base is a moss or dried grass 'nest' with a cute animal and fun holiday accessories.  Let your imagination run wild!


Clear plastic fillable ornament balls, Raffia, Dried Moss, Decorative Dried Grass, Colored Bells, Tiny Colored Ornaments, Tiny Toy Animals, Hot Glue Gun


Step 1: Make the base of the terrarium.  
Use a clump of dried grass and gently squish with your fingers to create a little 'nest.'  Check how it fits into the ornament; remove or add grass if needed to get a snug fit. 

Step 2: Add your animal and bulbs to the nest.

Step 3: When you are happy with how your animal and bulbs are set up, use the hot glue gun to attach them to the nest.

Step 4: Use a small amount of hot glue to glue the nest into one half of the ornament, then gently close the ornament around the nest.    

Step 5: String a bell onto a piece of raffia.  

Step 6: Thread the raffia through the ornament, then add a second bell

Step 7 (optional): Add a second piece of colored raffia

Step 8: Tie a knot with the raffia 

Step 9: Tie a square knot with the raffia to create a loop to hang the ornament.

Step 10: Tie a bow! All done!

For the Iguana ornament, I used the same general steps, but added extra dried moss to the nest for extra pizzazz.  


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