If you caught today’s shoot at Terrain, chances are the hanging root balls grabbed your attention. We love the idea of using these as terrariums and displaying all sorts of beautiful flowers, both indoors and out! Thank you Jessica Cooper Photography and Sebesta Design for sharing your tips.

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For this project, you will need:
-(1) Grapevine ball of 6” or larger
-Moss
-Wax tissue
-Plastic Sandwich Bag
-Tape or Bindwire
-Flowers
-Floral Snippers
-Wire
-Wire cutters
-Water

diy terrarium supplies - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography https://ruffledblog.com/diy-hanging-living-terrariums

Instructions:
Step 1: Take your grapevine ball, find a large hole and push the vine open so you can have enough room to put your hand inside.

Step 2: Take your moss, green side out and layer the inside of the ball, covering all of the open outer space. If it moves, you can push it a little harder and wedge it through the vine.

diy hanging terrarium - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography https://ruffledblog.com/diy-hanging-living-terrariums

diy hanging terrarium - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography https://ruffledblog.com/diy-hanging-living-terrariums

Step 3: To help hold the moss in place as well as create a supportive base to hold your flower cluster in place, ball up wax tissue and stuff inside the ball. Leave some room towards the opening so you can hide your flowers stems inside the ball.

Ruffled - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography https://ruffledblog.com/diy-hanging-living-terrariums

Step 4: Create a little handheld bouquet and tie it together.

diy hanging terrarium - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography https://ruffledblog.com/diy-hanging-living-terrariums

Step 5: Put some fresh moss in the bottom of your sandwich baggie and moisten it to provide a water source for your flowers.

diy hanging terrarium - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography https://ruffledblog.com/diy-hanging-living-terrariums

Step 6: Cut the bouquet stems, just long enough so that all of the stems will reach the wet moss, but short enough that they fit inside the bag as well as inside the ball.

Step 7: Place the bouquet inside the baggie and tie the baggie closed with heavy waterproof tape or bind wire.

diy hanging terrarium - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography https://ruffledblog.com/diy-hanging-living-terrariums

Step 8: Place the flowers inside the ball and secure with additional wax tissue and moss if necessary.

Ruffled - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography https://ruffledblog.com/diy-hanging-living-terrariums

Step 9: Find a couple of supportive vines around the opening where the flowers have been set and twist wire around them, creating a closed hook to hang the ball from.

Ruffled - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography https://ruffledblog.com/diy-hanging-living-terrariums

Step 10: Add some more bind wire or string to hang the ball and enjoy!

Ruffled - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography https://ruffledblog.com/diy-hanging-living-terrariums

Ruffled - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography https://ruffledblog.com/diy-hanging-living-terrariums

Ruffled - photo by Jessica Cooper Photography https://ruffledblog.com/diy-hanging-living-terrariums

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1 comments
  • Lucille Sisti

    These are lovely, Cori!