terrarium.

mini terrariums have been popping up all over the place lately. and by lately, i mean in 2012. so even though i’m a little behind the times, i still wanted to try to make one!

to gain inspiration, i looked around the hyperweb for images of terrariums and realized that i actually had all the elements of a simple terrarium laying around the house. IMG_1382_a

my sister gave me the pretty glass teapot for christmas one year,  the mini succulent was a farmer’s market purchase, moss and small plant from our walkway, and a few other pieces from around the yard including a weird ceramic ball thing, and a broken shell earring. also, you need activated charcoal and small pebbles.

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mix the activated charcoal with some soil, it will help to reduce any odors and filter the water. now, place pebbles or coarse sand in the bottom of your jar before layering on the soil. you don’t want mold in your terrarium, so the charcoal and the sand will help to properly drain the soil. using a stick/chopstick/finger/laser beam, make divots in the soil and insert your plants. lay moss on top of the soil. throw in the extras to decorate. ta-da! simple! this is what my terrarium looked like when finished.

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and then this is what it looked like a few minutes later! see that condensation starting to form?!  and i was like, dammit! this terrarium shit is harder than i thought! this bitch is gonna fog up the whole time and i won’t be able to see all the cute, mini items in this radical teapot! and i quickly realized that this is just the nature of a terrarium and determined that if i crack the lid a bit, the glass would clear for the most part. you don’t want your terrarium to dry out, so put a little bit of water in there depending on the humidity of you house and such.

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go out ya’ll, and have a terrium-good time.

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2 thoughts on “terrarium.

  1. I absolutely LOVE this idea! Thank you so much for posting. 🙂 I can’t wait for some sunshine in Berlin, then I will definitely make one of these. Best wishes to you, I love your blog by the way!

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