BUILD A TERRARIUM
It’s not yet Thanksgiving and holiday shopping advertising is already inescapable. And soon, we’ll be inundated with an onslaught of gift guides. So, we figure now is the perfect time to get crafty and make a few things that can be used as better-than-store-bought-stuff gifts come holiday time. (Besides, nothing brings out our inner Etsy-er like the chilly weather that’s suddenly upon us.)
Even if you’re not super artsy, you don’t have to be an Erica Domesek to make something cool. For about $15, a Maker’s Kit will give you everything you need to DIY Lip Balm, Origami Wall Lights and Terrariums. Or, if you want to make a grip of gifts, you can assemble your own Terrariums with even less of an investment (stuff like succulents, dirt, charcoal soil and moss cost about $1-$3 each).
Whether you use a kit or assemble something from your own tools and materials, working with your hands sparks creativity and satisfaction in ways that YouTube surfing can’t. So put on your favorite new playlist, make yourself a tasty hot drink and find the zen in making.
To get us started, we talked to Tika Hall, at San Francisco’s epicenter for botanical beauty, Paxton Gate, about how to terrarium. Here are her tips: