I channeled my inner hippie (terrarium’s were popular in the 70’s) and headed to Lowe’s and the Salvation Army to purchase my supplies.
Here’s what you need for a terrarium:
- A glass jar (I purchased mine for $0.25 at the Salvation Army)
- My jar is not enclosed. My brother kept telling me over and over again that I was not making a terrarium because it was open. Research tells me that open containers are “dry terrariums”…but he still wouldn’t listen. I told him I would title the post “Not a Terrarium” just for him.
- Rocks (Found in my driveway)
- Potting soil (Found in my garage)
- Small plants (Lowe’s $3.00)
- Moss (Lowe’s $2.50)
- A furry assistant (Purchased 4.5 years ago)
- I suggest working outside..in your pajamas.
Step 1: Add rocks to your container.
Step 2: Add potting soil.
Step 3: Add plants. Carefully. My brother kept telling me that I was too violent with the plants. Girl just doesn’t know her own strength. Brother is pretty bossy with regards to projects.
Step 4: Add a small amount of water.
Step 5: Add moss.
Step 6: Tell your assistant to stop sunbathing and get back to work…
Step 7: Enjoy your “Not a Terrarium”
It’s currently residing in our living room. Let’s hope it lives. The colors work nicely with everything else that is already on the shelves. It’s a little 1970 but who doesn’t need a little extra hippie in their life? And the cable box/DVR keep it 2011 (I should pin a solution to those cords.)…
Are you digging anything groovy from the 70’s? Do you have a terrarium? Or are they too 40 years ago for you?