After making terrariums for my mother and mother in law for Mother's Day, I decided to make two additional ones as teacher gifts. I felt pretty confident the idea wouldn't be duplicated by another parent. The 'pin' we made ended up being such a fun project for my daughter and I. She had a blast picking out the succulent plants for each teacher along with the colored stones. In the end, this is what I wanted...her to be a part of making her teachers gift as a way to say THANK YOU.
A clear glass jar, vase, bowl, glass, or whatever interesting glass container you have on hand
Rocks, pebbles or recycled glass chunks
Activated charcoal (sometimes called activated carbon)
Potting soil appropriate for your plants
Various small plants
A scoop or spoon for the soil