Tuesday, August 20, 2013

#33: Make a Terrarium

Mike and I planned on making a pirate-themed terrarium, but I can't seem to locate any little pirate or sea creature figurines. I decided to go forth with a more traditional terrarium until we track down our perfect ocean scape. Glass Gardens gave me lots of advice, ideas and some succulents to get started.

I purchased the birds, moss and rocks from the dollar store, the cutest snail figurines from Eggleston Garden Center and the popsicle  sticks, rocks and glass vase I had laying around home.

Now, I am no professional at this so I would contact Glass Gardens for further information for your specific project. All containers are different, so what works for me, might not work for you! I actually over watered and made my terrarium into a dirt and stone soup, so I had to dump it all out. I also had much better luck with my second one as I pre-planned in my head a little as to what I wanted it to look like.

I was thinking that these would make the cutest centerpieces for a wedding, then guests could take them home at the end of the evening. In total materials I spent less than $10 and still have a lot of leftovers (the plants would be the most expensive part, but I know a guy ;). I had a fun couple of hours finding the materials and building the terrarium. Can't wait for the next one!

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