tiny woodland terrarium The Rule of the Toadstool

Terrariums are a trendy way to grow and display your plants. Why not showcase some of your craft work in the same fashion? Designer Jessica created this tiny woodland terrarium that is as adorable as it is simple to make. Toadstools, fiddleheads, ferns and moss give this project an extra whimsical feel… Turn any space into a fairy paradise, as easy as 1-2-3!

Tools & Materials

  • Scissors
  • Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
  • Paint Brush
  • Sewing Needle
  • Felt
  • Embroidery Floss 
  • Marker
  • White Paint
  • Sewing Pins
  • Floral Wire – 20 gauge
  • Polyfill
  • Cardboard
  • Terrarium or Cloche

Steps

  1. Gather the tools and materials listed above.
  2. Cut out the felt according to the pattern. Use tan embroidery floss to sew a tan felt mushroom base.
  3. Sew mushroom gills to the base of the mushroom as shown.
  4. Use sewing pins to secure the mushroom top to the base of the mushroom.
  5. Sew the mushroom top onto the base with pink embroidery floss.
  6. Use polyfill to stuff the base and the top of the mushroom.
  7. Finish sewing up the top of the mushroom. Using tan floss, sew the bottom of the mushroom.
  8. Using the end of a paint brush, put white paint dots on top of the mushroom.
  9. The large mushroom is assembled in the same way. Instead of dots, glue a fringed ring around the base.
  10. Cut two wires, one approximately 6 inches and the other about 4 inches. Glue and cover the wires with a green felt strip.
  11. Twist the top of a small wire around to make a fern. Glue leafs on the longer wire.
  12. Use green marker to add detail to the leaves.
  13. Cut a small hole in the middle of one of the plant base pieces. Stick the bottom of the plant through, then bend the wire over. Glue another plant base to the bottom.
  14. Depending on the terrarium’s size, cut out a cardboard circle (about 4 inches in diameter) and two felt circles (one the same size as the cardboard and one that is 1 inch wider in diameter).
  15. Glue a smaller felt piece onto the cardboard. Cut slits all around the larger felt piece .
  16. Pull up and around on all sides of felt and glue into place.
  17. Use sewing pins to secure plants to the base.
  18. Add moss around the plants to cover the pins and plant bases.

Sources

We used Benzie Design’s felt in Strawberry, Blush, Moss, Seaside and White. For our embroidery floss, we used DMC’s pink (3832), light pink (225), and tan (945). As always, we love Copic Markers — for this project, we used Grayish Olive. Order a cloche easily from Amazon here

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