Last year I decided to make a terrarium and was quite pleased with myself…..
And they grew….and grew…and grew……then promptly died.
As I have said before and I will say again, I have not met a plant, living or fake, that I cannot kill. I am the Terminator when it comes to flora. With that said, I decided to venture into the world of terrariums one more time but this time with help.
I recently finished a contributing post to Centsational Girl about modern terrariums (which is live today – so click over and check it out). As part of the post, I interviewed two fantastic ladies who are terrarium experts and from our conversations received some fantastic assistance on how to make my new terrarium better, faster, stronger — sorta like a Bionic Terrarium (insert Six Million Dollar Man and/or Bionic Woman joke here…).
The Supplies: Glass Container/Vessel, Soil, Charcoal, Rocks, Moss & Plants
To fill soil around the cacti I made a simple funnel out of a piece of paper. It allowed me to get soil exactly where I wanted without getting it all over the plants.
I still need to add a layer of decorative rocks/sand and a small memento , but I am quite happy with how it turned out. I love the shape of the vessel and it was a steal from Marshall’s for only $9.99. Fingers crossed that this one survives!