//DIY Wedding Favors / Terrariums

Howdy, folks! So now that the wedding has come and gone, I feel like it's okay to share what the wedding favors were! I gave a hint when I posted about the clay mushrooms, so I'm curious as to whether anyone was able to figure it out ;) Those little mushrooms went inside these bad boys!


That's right. I made 212 mini-terrariums. By myself. Why? Insanity, maybe. But also it's because I love crafts and DIY and I wanted to share that with our guests. Overall, I'm super pleased with how they turned out--and I got a lot of disbelief when I told some people that I had made them. To a crafter, that's always a great compliment :)


To be honest, they were quite simple and quick to make individually. Once I got to around 8 or so, I was really getting into a groove and found that I could do about 32 to 40 a day.


I bought almost everything from either Amazon or eBay to get the best value. The moss came from Amazon, as did the scalloped tags (which included the jute string, so bonus!). The clay to make the mushrooms also came from Amazon (be sure to read this post to learn more about how I made those). The little trees came from eBay, as did the "pumpkins" which are actually something called putka pods and were MUCH cheaper than trying to find tiny pumpkins. The bell jars came from The Knot and they were what inspired the whole idea of making terrariums. They were definitely the priciest of all supplies used, but I made sure to keep an eye on The Knot site for discount codes and I ended up getting them at 20% off.


I used a TON of hot glue in making these, and I also made sure to glue the lids to the bases to keep everything intact.


The tags I stamped with a custom stamp I ordered from Mancoo Design on Etsy. The stamp fit perfectly in the tag, so that was awesome!

If you're into giving your guests something unique as a wedding favor, I hope you consider these terrariums. They are a lot of work, but they bring a lot of joy :)

Supplies Used:
Crayola Air Dry Clay (for mushrooms) - Amazon
Bell Jars - The Knot
Preserved Reindeer Moss - Amazon
Decorative Trees - from skullcrown on eBay
Putka Pods - from streetcarj on eBay
Scalloped Tags - Amazon
Stamp (used on tags) - Mancoo Design

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the ideas. I am also tying the knot soon and these wedding favor ideas will help me a lot. I have reserved a magnificent venue among all top venues in Los Angeles from Eventup and have got good discount too.

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  3. The growing medium needs to be moist. This is to prevent dust from being stirred up. make a terrarium

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