Monday, May 3, 2010

A Thrifty Terrarium

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This was so super easy, yet very satisfying.  I kept thinking in fact that it was so easy that I must be doing something wrong.  I was sure that my plant would die....quickly.

I am happy to report that it has been over a month and it is still going strong.  I like the way that this came together so well that I would like to make many more and perhaps giveaway some as gifts.

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I started with this jar that I picked up at the thrift store for $2.99 at Christmas time, it was filled with very nice vintage glass ornaments.  It is a fairly large jar about 12 inches tall.

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I added rocks, activated charcoal, and potting soil.  I then added some moss that was for terrarium and a plat that I had rooted from a clipping.

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I then added a little shell and a small Eifel Tower that I got in a bag of stuff at a yard sale last year.

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I then added a tassel that I picked up on clearance for .97 cents at Jo-Ann's.

Have you ever created something you were sure was not going to work only to have it come out so caute!!!!

 

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7 comments:

  1. Hi Michelle, I love your terrarium project; you made something so beautiful, yet inexpensively. Love the shell and tower inside it. I will have to try one soon. I did one long ago, way back when...
    Thank you for visiting and leaving your kind comment on my "Toot Your Horn Tuesday" bird nest/jar project. You definitely should make three of anything, and be sure that the first one is for you. We deserve pretty things too! Have a great evening.
    Hugz,
    Kim

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  3. Hi Michelle, I love your terriaumn project; you made something so beautiful, yet inexpensively. I will have to try one soon. I did one long ago, way back when...
    Thank you for visiting and leaving your kind comment on my "Toot Your Horn Tuesday" bird nest/jar project. You definitely should make three of anything, and be sure that the first one is for you. We deserve pretty things too! Have a great evening.
    Hugz,
    Kim

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  4. Great idea. Love the Eifel tower addition.

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  5. Hi Michelle,
    Don't you just love those neat glass jars? You can do so many different things with them, and your terrarium turned out great! I love your addition of the Eiffel Tower! Thanks so much for visiting, and your nice comments!

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  6. This IS caute!!
    I have a jar that is just gathering dust, and a leftover bag of moss...
    Hello project!
    Thanks for the idea!
    (I wish I had a bitty Effel Tower).
    Thanks for sharing your creativeness and green thumb!
    Blessings to you today!

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  7. That's really pretty... (and I'm a huge fan of anything with an Eifel Tower on it! )
    Nicely done!

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