Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Tuesday Time to Tackle : Terrarium Tutorial (Whew!)

I may be the last person to realize this, but terrariums are so in vogue right now.  I decided I wanted to put together a little one just for fun.  What a quick, easy project. 

First I found a container and a lid--two separate purchases at the thrift store.  I also bought a polka dot houseplant on clearance at Lowe's.




I placed some rocks on the bottom of the container for drainage.


Then I added potting soil and planted the houseplant.  I had room for another plant, but decided to just place some little rocks and figurines down instead.


I love the bunnies!  My mom received a set of 4 of them for a birthday when she was a little girl.  I remember playing with them when I was young.  Two of them "hopped away" over the years.  I keep hoping that someday I'll find replacements.  I remember one bunny was whispering into the ear of this one on the left:


I love the expression on his face--so adorable. 

Anyway, after getting everything arranged, I watered the plant a bit and then put on the lid.


Voila! 

Thankful thought:  Thanks to my mom and grandmas, who always have/had houseplants to brighten up the indoors, and thanks to my third-grade teacher, Mrs. Rhue, who gave me (and every other kid in the class) a start of Colonel Coleus, our class plant.  That act started a lifetime of keeping plants. 

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