Hi! How was everyone's weekend? I've always loved the look and idea of terrariums, but actually putting together a real live one seems a bit intimidating to me. A couple of weeks ago Maura and I were out to lunch with my mom and the restaurant had beautiful glass jars filled with succulent terrariums on the hostess stand and in the waiting area. Shy girl that I am, I asked the hostess if they had made them and she told me they were fake! Coulda fooled me! That was all the incentive I needed to head over to Michaels and tackle this project myself.
I spent $13 on 4 fake succulents, 2 fake ferns, 2 fake fiddleheads and a bag of moss. I knew I already had a ton of glass containers and river stones at home. It took me like 10 minutes to put together 3 of these faux terrariums, just layering the stones, moss and then the plants. I put this tall hurricane one in the family room on our end table.
BTW - also new to this side table is the Silver Leaf Handprint and Footprint Frame from Pottery Barn Kids that Maura got for Christmas from her uncle. It was a fun but somewhat messy project to ink up her hands and feet and press them on the paper, but its such a nice keepsake to have. He even had it personalized with her name and birth date!
The other two terrariums (one more in a glass hurricane, the other in a lantern) ended up on the coffee table in our living room.
Someday I'd like to tackle the real thing, but for now these are doing it for me. I love the pop of green and woodsie feel they add.
I'm linking up to the DIY Project Parade over at the DIY Show Off. Thanks for hosting, Roeshel!