Wednesday, September 7, 2011

terrariums

Lately I have become very interested in terrariums.  I saw one in Real Simple Magazine suggested as a hostess gift and thought how beautiful it was.  When I saw the price, my eyes practically popped out of my head- 75 bucks for some plants in a jar?!?  Then a few weeks ago, there was a book review in the local newspaper for the book, Terrarium Craft, Amy Bryant Aiello. I checked her book out from my local library and I just can't stop looking at it!  My favorite terrariums in her book are the desert terrariums!
My favorite terrarium from the book- love the sea fan!
If you know me by now, you can tell where this story is going... After oogling all the beautiful pictures in the terrarium book, I was inspired to make my own.  I chose two lovely glass containers from Michael's Arts and Crafts Store (they even give a teacher discount, yay!)  Then, I bought a bunch of cute little plants at Lowe's.  I also picked up some pebbles, coarse sand and a 50 pound bag of beach sand.  Moving the sand, I pulled some muscles in my back and have not been able to bend my back for two days!  
My first terrarium!

The second terrarium.  This one was much more difficult.  Every time I would try to put another plant in, the first one would move.  Now I know why there is usually just one or two plants in terrariums- the more plants, the harder they are hard to arrange!
 Do you think that my terrariums were worth the work???  
(I do!)

9 comments:

Judy Haughton-James said...

This is a very interesting post! It was great seeing this story about terrariums! They are quite new to me so I am really fascinated. Thanks for sharing this.You have done a wonderful job!

Alicia @ littlesprinklesoffun said...

I really like them! This seems to be the going thing lately! I have seen them in lots of magazines also! You did a great job!

Della said...

Hope your back is feeling better! You did a nice job on your terrariums, they are awesome!

Chelle said...

I've always wanted to do a terrarium. You did a great job on yours.
Hope your back is feeling better. It's not fun when your back is out.

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Malinda Jane Sieg said...

Great job! I can't grow a thing so I am very impressed.

Elaine said...

Hi...thanks for the follow. Following you back. :) Your terrarium looks terrific!

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

How fun! Yours look great! I hope your back is feeling better! Thank you for linking up to It's a Party and you are one of the features today!

Coley said...

I've always wanted to make one of these for myself. It looks great!

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