DIY: Jar of Luck!

I like the idea of a jar of luck don't you? I was inspired after seeing this print by golly bard to create a real life one or two.  I'm planning to have one hang around our kitchen this spring to spread some good vibes here and there and also to give one away to an Irish friend of ours for St. Patrick's Day this weekend! The set up is pretty simple (like most terrariums), but if you'd like to check out how I made mine, see the how-to below!

a medium or large jar (hot sauce or pickle jars work well) -mine was 3.5 litres
charcoal chips
sheet moss

Jar or Luck print by golly bard

Clean jar (remove label if needed) and add the first layer - pebbles. Top that layer with charcoal (to filter), cover with dry moss (to prevent the soil from falling through) - if the moss is dry, wet and squeeze out excess water (this is about all the moisture you'll need), add soil, create a mini hole for the shamrock, and then fill around with soil and press to secure it. Top with another layer of moss. And you're done!

Jan Halvarson


Anonymous said...

wow this is really cute looks fun to make :)

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Great project... I love the Shamrock plant! Is that Oxalis?

Unknown said...

This is great...I will try this.

Mackenzie said...

That's so cool that you made it based off an illustration!! It's really pretty :)


Nicole @ Alfies Studio said...

I'm pretty sure that's oxalis triangularis, I have a pot of it sitting on my kitchen sil that may get treated to a new home having seen this post.

Unknown said...

I love the illustration! It is so pretty and delicate.
And your idea to make it come to life is just so cool!

Jan Halvarson said...

Nicole - haha - i had to google that lovely word. and you're right it is! and after reading about it - i had no idea it was edible.

James Everhart said...

You've given me some great ideas for my next science fair suggestion! Many thanks!