DIY: Coffee Jar Terrarium

DIY: Coffee Jar Terrarium

A cute coffee jar terrarium is a great way to bring a little nature indoors, and show your love of a good cup of joe! If you don’t already happen to have a small glass coffee jar, you can purchase one at a craft store or you could repurpose a different coffee container like a coffee pot or even a French press! These basic terrarium building rules can be applied to any container. The other items you will need can be purchased at any home improvement or gardening store. The three main components needed in a terrarium are pebbles for drainage, charcoal to clean and purify the water and soil for the plants to grow in. The most important thing to remember when making a terrarium is drainage. A container like a glass coffee jar doesn’t have a drainage hole, but you can create drainage with pebbles in the bottom of the container. To make your own coffee jar terrarium you will need: 1 glass coffee jar, or another container with a lid small pebbles potting soil charcoal small terrarium plants or mosses larger pebbles or other decorative items water spoon (optional) Before beginning the project, make sure your glass jar is thoroughly washed and dried. Once your container is ready, add the pebbles. You’ll want a small layer, about a 1-2 inches deep. If you’re using a large container, you can add more pebbles. Sprinkle or spoon a layer of charcoal over the pebbles, about 1-2 inches thick. Add a layer of potting soil, about ½ to 1 inch deep. If using small terrarium plant(s), take them out...
DIY: Burlap Coffee Bag Art

DIY: Burlap Coffee Bag Art

  Want to add rustic charm to your home? Would you like to proudly display how much you love coffee? Burlap coffee bags from Winans are a great way to decorate your home and showcase your love of java! After emptying them of their beans (did you know coffee beans are green before they’re roasted?!) we sell our burlap coffee bags for $5 at Miami County Winans stores. These bags are great for creative home crafts and DIY projects. We’re going to show you how to make some burlap coffee bag art to adorn your walls. This DIY is a great introductory project for working with burlap. Check out our Pinterest board, DIY: Burlap Coffee Bags, for more crafty ideas!     The materials you need for this project should be readily available at your local craft store. Buy your burlap coffee bags at your local Winans! 🙂 To frame one burlap coffee bag you will need: Large stretched canvas Burlap coffee bag Masking tape Scissors Staple gun Staples Gather your materials – let’s get crafty!     The first thing you will need to do is cut your burlap to fit your canvas frame. The frame that we used was 24 x 36 inches. We were able to cut our burlap bag down the left and right seams and the bottom seam, essentially separating the front of the bag from the back. What size you need to cut your burlap will be determined by the size of your canvas. Be sure to save your scrap burlap for other crafty projects! To attach the burlap to the canvas frame, we...