I've had a bee in my bonnet about terrariums for some time now. I even had a page bookmarked on my work computer and my boss was all, like, "What's with the terrariums?"
I was all, like, "I just love them!"
I saw this little guy at one of my weekly visits to my secret, undisclosed thrift store. He was so cute, but I honestly didn't need him, so I put him back and left empty-handed. Then I saw this post and I thought, "Terrarium!" and I went back to the store after work and he was still there! I was so excited!
Last weekend I set about getting everything I needed from the local Sunnyside florist and pet store and Home Depot. Not in the picture is some moss (from the florist) and active charcoal (from the pet store). I also painted the base of the cheese plate white.
I followed this tutorial kind of loosely because I had a really small container, but I'd seen shallow terrariums before, so I just went for it. Of course it was adorable, but when I put the lid on, it totally squished my cute little plant. Terrarium fail!
Surely I must have something else to put my plant in. Some other container. Yup. Straight out of my Prop Closet (which I'll share with you someday). Isn't it awesome? I'm a little disturbed by the big pieces of perlite in the potting soil the plant came with. I may change it later.
As for my little cheese plate, he got the moss treatment, which I actually kind of like. I'm looking for some little toadstools on Esty to spruce him up a bit.
Not bad for my first attempt, but now I think I'm addicted. Have you ever made a terrarium? Was is a win or a fail?