This time of year can be pretty dark and dreary, so when I saw this Moss Terrarium wine bottle over on Uncommon Goods, I thought it might be a good way to “green up” the place even if this is not technically an “office supply” I still think its a great decorative touch for any desk. For full disclosure, this moss terrarium wine bottle was one of those complimentary items that we sometimes receive from vendors, so thanks to the folks at Uncommon Goods for sending it over.
Everything in the Moss Terrarium wine bottle kit comes packed inside the wine bottle itself as you can tell from the first two photos here. It comes with the moss, some drainage rocks, soil, the wine bottle, two chopsticks, and a short black ribbon. The reason you get the chopsticks and short black ribbon are to create a base for the round wine bottle to lay on sideways so it doesn’t roll away and break.
In order to put your terrarium together you are going to need to have the following on hand:
- A small bowl that the soil will fit in
- A spoon to scoop and place the dirt with
- A second small bowl filled with water to “re-energize” the moss
- A spray bottle with water
- Some towels or newspaper to work on top of so you don’t make a mess
Once you have all of those items on hand, expect to spend about 20-30 minutes putting your new terrarium together…unless of course I’m just slow, maybe you can do it quicker, but above is my final project. My only gripe with the assembly process was getting the moss placed into the far back end of the wine bottle using the chopsticks. I had a hard time with it so I actually cheated and used a pair of 12″ needle nose tongs that I have for the maintenance of the plants in my fish tank.
Now depending on your home/office humidity situation, the care instructions say that you should only need to water your new terrarium every 2-4 days. Also, it is important to note that it should be kept out of direct sunlight. It does have a slight mossy smell to it, which I guess should be no surprise, but I thought it was worth mentioning in case you are bothered by that type of thing.
Hopefully I can keep this thing alive for a while, and if I do manage to keep it thriving, I will try to do a follow up post with new pictures to show any progress or changes to it. In the mean time, I wish I had found this before the holidays because I think it would make an excellent office gift, along with some of the other green gifts, and plant gifts over on Uncommon Goods. Hopefully this post and buying a Moss Terrarium wine bottle for yourself will help brighten up an otherwise gloomy winter day.