Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Terrariums. Simple and fun.

Ever wondered how to make a terrarium ?
The folks at POTTED - http://www.pottedstore.com/our-blog/ have a great tutorial that is easy to follow and will offer lots of inspiration.

I vaguely remember making a terrarium back in the 1960’s with my mom. We used a small oval fish tank and colored aquarium gravel. It was probably pretty gaudy looking when we finished but it remains one of those memories where as kids we were encouraged to create arts and crafts without any derogatory judgement.

I tried my hand at making a terrarium a few days ago.
I used a glass domed cheese serving dish , a glass vase and a small glass candle votive holder.
Inside the containers I placed moss, shells, succulents and some willow branches.

It was pretty simple to make and I am inspired to try making a few more for the upcoming gift exchange season.

From terrarium

From terrarium


danger garden said...

Beautiful! The folks on your gift list are quite lucky.

Anonymous said...

It's too funny, I just googled "Garden Porn" and your website was the first to come up. The entry about the Potted terrarium contest was fortuitous, my entry is #10 this week! Serendipity. So pleased to have discovered this blog.
-Sylvia B.