Make a Water Terrarium Arrangement

Adorn your table with this pretty centerpiece made from garden flowers and greenery.

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser/Design by Linsday Coletta

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser/Design by Linsday Coletta

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser/Design by Linsday Coletta

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser/Design by Linsday Coletta

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser/Design by Linsday Coletta

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser/Design by Linsday Coletta

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser/Design by Linsday Coletta

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser/Design by Linsday Coletta

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser/Design by Linsday Coletta

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser/Design by Linsday Coletta

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser/Design by Linsday Coletta

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser/Design by Linsday Coletta

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser/Design by Linsday Coletta

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser/Design by Linsday Coletta

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser/Design by Linsday Coletta

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser/Design by Linsday Coletta

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser/Design by Linsday Coletta

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser/Design by Linsday Coletta

Create a Water Terrarium Arrangement

Use fresh flowers and greenery from your garden to create this simple but stunning display. Click through the gallery to see what you'll need to replicate this perfect-for-any-season arrangement.

Supplies: Apothecary Jars

Choose a glass apothecary jar in any size or shape you prefer. Just make sure it's shallow enough to layer the stones and plants in place.

Supplies: Flower Frogs

You'll need flower frogs for securing flowers and foliage. These will also create weight so the arrangement will stay anchored towards the bottom of the vessel.

Supplies: Decorative Stones

To line the bottom of each jar and hold the plants in place you'll need about 24 ounces of extra small painted pebbles, fish tank rocks or small natural pebbles.

Supplies: Votives

Choose votives to accent your completed water terrariums.

Supplies: Flowers

In this arrangement we're using white anemones and ranunculus. If cutting your own, cut the plants while the blossoms are still opening for longest vase life.

Supplies: Pepperberry Cutting

A cutting of pepperberry will last longest in your arrangement if you cut before the berries are fully ripened.

Supplies: Bush Ivy

Variegated bush ivy adds soft texture and color to your terrarium.

Supplies: Ferns

Ferns also add texture to water terrariums.

Supplies: Greenery Clippings

You can also cut and add additional greenery from plants in your yard to the arrangement.

Step 1: Start Creating Your Arrangement

Begin by taking your flower frog and securing a bloom into the top of the frog. I started with a single white ranunculus.

Step 2: Add Foliage

Using the same flower frog you placed the bloom on, next add berries or any foliage you have available to work with. The beauty of this project is using what you have on hand.

Step 3: Place Arrangement Into Jar

Next, gently place the frog into your empty container.

Step 4: Add Pebbles

Fill one cup of your rock filler around the bottom of container, adding enough to cover the exposed flower frog.

Step 5: Add Water to Terrarium

Once you have filled the bottom with rocks you are ready for water.

Let it Rest

Some of your rocks may float to the surface but they should settle down to the bottom after a few minutes.

Make More Terrariums and Add Candles

Start the process over to create more water terrariums. When you're satisfied with the terrariums, arrange your display and add votive candles.

Season-Spanner

These terrariums can become a fabulous permanent addition to a mantel or console table—just refresh the flowers and foliage as needed. It's a great way to use blooms from a cutting garden.

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