Terrarium Update

Monday, March 7, 2011

I had a lovely, productive, fun-filled weekend. I made pizza with Mitchell, planted a little herb garden, went to the library, made a cake (that Piper ruined by eating the most of the frosting off as soon as she was left alone for 10 minutes) and started watching season one of Dexter. And I finished my terrarium!

I took pictures of each of my steps in case anyone wanted to try making one on their own, it was surprisingly easy!


Here are my supplies. I got a bought all types of different plants, ( I only ended up using one but I had a very hard time choosing my favorite), dried moss, rocks, and soil.




I put a layer of rocks on the bottom to keep the plants root's out of the water ( I bought these at a craft store but thinking back I could have found them around my street and saved 3 dollars)





 Next I put a layer of soil over the rocks




then planted my favorite plant off to the side




I finished off with a layer of moss and some extra rocks for decoration!


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My helper for the afternoon




I really like the way it came out, now I just need to find a home for it and try to keep it alive (even as I sit here writing this I am thinking about the fact I haven't watered it for 3 days...)


Did any one else do anything the last few days? I want to hear about your weekend fun!

17 comments:

Renae said...

Stopping by from Mingle Monday!
Your terrarium is awesome! I lack a green thumb and have killed multiple house plants already, so I doubt if I could keep one alive, but they are pretty sweet!

Amie said...

hey there...found you on Mingle Monday :)
i need more plants in my life! i very well may make my own terrarium.

sarahbear said...

I love your terrarium - you are so creative! Thanks for the step-by-step pictures, I especially enjoyed the ones of your "helper". You have inspired me to make my own terrarium!

Little Lj said...

Aww this is really cute! I went to Greenwich in London for the weekend for my Dad's birthday! It was cold but fun!

the outspoken introvert said...

That looks great! Your post made me laugh, especially the making of the terrarium then forgetting to water it, sounds like something I would do. Looks awesome though!

b. lee said...

u seriously names a bundle of my favorite things! library, bakin' a cake, gardening, & Dexter :D SA-weeet * *

Laura said...

Oh, that looks so great! Where did you get that glass container? It's lovely. Sounds like a great way to spend a day, especially watching Dexter - get ready to become an addict.

Leslie said...

Oh Dexter!! My husband and I started netflixing the show a year or so ago and fell in love! We're all caught up and impatiently waiting for the new season to begin. :)

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Punctuation Mark said...

i love the terrarium... it looks so nice!!!

Amber Blue Bird said...

you did a great job, the terrarium looks awesome and your little helper is too cute

Kristen said...

Awww your plant terrarium is so cute!!! I love it! I would go out and do the same but I'm a serial plant killer :(

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

that terrarium is adorable and beautiful all at the same time! inspires me to make one of my own! :)

aj said...

That is an adorable idea! And I love the kitty. ;)

Cute blog!
<3
aj

la petite coquine said...

John and I were just talking about making a terrarium-you'll have to tell me how it fares! Glad you had such a good weekend!

JessRaquel said...

Your terrarium is super cute, reminds me of projects I had to make back in school.. Kinda miss it. Wait till you get to season 4 of Dexter, it's the best season!

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

Omg your helper is such a cutie xx

Day-Dreamin' Optimist said...

Yay you got to make a terrarium! Good for you, girl ;) it looks wonderful

p.s. it made me laugh to hear that your 'helper' helped you by eating all the frosting off your cat. Hilarious!

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