I used a large apothocary jar for this one.
Ever since I went to this great garden store in Franklin, TN I've loved terrariums. They're actually becoming a big thing right now. Our local grocery store, HEB, has some big ones you can buy for $40, but I knew I could make my own.
When I decided on the Dino theme for Karsten's birthday I knew that terrariums would play a role in the decor and favors.
I gathered my supplies; cactus potting soil, a variety of succulents from our local Lowes, decorative rocks from Target, mason jars with special lids (from Michaels), and mini dinos.
First, I placed a handful or two of rocks in the bottom of each jar. The rocks are crucial for drainage.
Next, top the rocks with some potting soil. Karsten helped me with this part.
After you have soil in your terrarium you can begin adding the plants. The beauty of succulents is that you can break them off and stick them in the soil. They are very tough and resilent. I did have some cactus plant food that I mixed with water and watered each jar. Succulents don't need much water, so you only really need to water them once a month or when the soil dries out.
Choose a dino and place among the succulents in the jar. I also added a few more rocks on top of the soil for decor and to help hold some of the plants upright until they are rooted.
I lined up the party favor terrariums on the dining table and attached a tag and dino lollipop.