I want to share the nativity terrarium I put together. I’ve been busy decorating for Christmas, but just can’t let go of gardening. When I pulled the small vintage nativity out of my Christmas stash, it hit me that it would be more noticeable in a terrarium. I love the warm look of terrariums when it’s frosty and cold outside.
Here’s a list of what I used:
Clay tray Glass Cloche Potting Soil Charcoal
Sand Rocks Moss Plants
First I put down a layer of activated charcoal. This keeps the excess water from becoming stagnant and smell bad.
Next I put a mound of all purpose potting soil on it.
The Black Rabbit’s Foot fern’s roots were too deep, so I cut them off before planting. Don’t worry, it won’t kill it. I probably committed a no-no, but I’ve done this before with no problems.
For a pop of color I added a Red Polka Dot plant next to the fern, leaving space in front for the nativity.
I firmly packed the soil before placing the nativity in. I didn’t want the nativity to rock back and forth. A small Zebra Haworthia is next to it.
I put pieces of moss all around the backside covering the soil to give it a finished look. I like to soak my moss with water before using.
Then I added white craft sand and rocks. I used a soft bristled brush to smooth the sand.
A little water and I placed the glass cloche over it.
I hope you’ll have fun making your own nativity terrarium!