Terrarium Fun

I remember when I was a child in the late 70's terrariums were pretty cool. As a little girl I also remember thinking that there must be little fairies and magical creatures that lived in this insular green and gorgeous environments sitting in people's living rooms warm and cozy and surrounded by beauty. They've been popping up again all over the design world - it's safe to say there's a trend. About a month ago we had our niece and nephews in town for a weekend celebration. I thought a fun crafty project would be to have each of them create their own terrarium in a large glass cookie jar. I bought them each a few small things to go inside their jars and a few petite plants to pick from. It's safe to say it was a success -  the five and 7 year old were entertained for about half an hour putting the jars together and then another hour running around the yard looking for rocks and other miscellany to decorate. Theirs turned out so well I wanted to make a few of my own. I'm far from being an expert but I can see how you can become obsessed with these little guys. Here are a few pictures of my final products. One made it to the new office space . . .


  1. Lovely terrarium :)
    You inspired me and I am thinking about designing one for my coffee table.
    Have a lovely day :)

  2. Thanks so much, Diana. It was really fun. I can see myself whipping these together as hostess gifts for as little as $15 - 10 depending on the container. I hope to get much better at the lay out too looking for taller and shorter plants. What fun just thinking about it!

  3. Beautiful terrarium! Make sure to take the lid off for a few hours every now and again to give the plants some circulation.

    For more tips and tricks for terrarium-maintenance check out the F&M!


  4. I checked out the Fern and Mossery sight. It's so fun to see all the different types of terrariums you can create. Thanks for the tip!