How To DIY A Plant Ornament For Your Christmas Tree

If you don't have an Etsy shop selling these, you're doing it wrong.


On every Christmas tree in a home where a child lives (or has ever lived), you'll probably find a DIYed ornament. They stick out among the balls and lights for their adorably awkward shapes, or use of pipe cleaners and popsicle sticks. If you miss the days when you could craft your own ornaments, try these very impressive terrarium beauties.

Even on a crowded tree, these ornaments steal the holiday show. An extra note to those who opt for artificial trees? Now's your time to breathe life back into the season—without the pine needles making a mess of your floor.

Here's the step-by-step process to creating your very own , according :

Here's what you'll need:

  • and/or
  • Moss or plants small enough to fit

    Here's essentially what you'll do:

    Once you have all of your materials, start by removing the wire top from your ornament(s) and filling with succulent soil a little less than halfway, ideally using a shovel and funnel, so you don't make a mess.

    Then, take the plants you have chosen and squeeze them through the opening with roots in tact using tweezers to arrange the plants as you wish and sprinkle them with water so the soil is damp, not soaked. Lastly, pop the top back on and add an optional ribbon to make it festive.

    For the full instructions, with tips on how to not make a mess during the project, check out .

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