I’ve been wanting to try to make terrariums for a while. This weekend I assembled everything I would need to start some simple, fun terrariums. First, I picked out some vases/vessels that I thought might work. The only real requirement for a terrarium vessel is that it be glass. It can have a lid or no lid-both work.
I didn’t realize when I chose them that most of these vessels are pretty small. So Part 1 of my terrarium adventure was making SMALL terrariums. Large terrariums will come next.
I bought most of my materials (sand, charcoal, soil, stones) at Valley View Farms in Hunt Valley. In addition to the purchased materials, I foraged for material (bark, pine cones, moss, twigs, rocks) in the yard, in my neighborhood on my evening walk and on this weekend’s bike ride.
So…this was my first terrarium. I loved it because it was made in a traditional “fish bowl”vase filled with two types of sand, several kinds of stone and one lovely/lush succulent. Simple but very cool!
This was my fave! I feel like a Killers song should be playing in the background!
This one would look great on a mantle with candles and other potted pieces.
This is a woodland scene inspired by our bike ride/hike through Robert E Lee park today. The cube is filled with blackened charcoal and sand and is planted with several types of moss.
I got this vase at Ikea years ago and it was always to skinny to use for much. This is a great little spot of nature to put on a window sill or office desk.
I had to use at least one Ball jar. This was a short, squat one filled with charcoal, moss and bark.
This was the last terrarium of the day. It was in a sideways spice jar filled with sand, bark, stones and moss.
I’m really excited about these terrariums because I think they are going to be great for centerpieces, home or office decor or for gifts. They’re customizable and require little to no watering. What could better? Who wants one?