The other day I decided to build a terrarium. I wanted to bring a piece of the outside into my home. In the dead of winter, here in Wisconsin, some green growing plants will add a little brightness and cheer. I'm already dreading the darkness, the cold and the whiteness. I'm planning ahead!
It helped that when I went to Marshall's and saw they had apothecary jars for $9.99. That's my kind of price! The looked very similar to what I saw at Crate and Barrel for $29.00!
I added a thick layer of sand. My theory was that it would absorb the extra water if I over watered. Plus I liked the contrast when I added the layer of soil.
I went around my garden and pulled some of my succulents. I have tons of hens-n-chicks and I love them! These little succulents should do well in a terrarium in the house. I ended up only buying the one larger pointy plant in the middle ($3.99). Since I already had the soil and sand, this project was a bargain!
I found the perfect spot on my side table in my living room.
My younger son decided to try his hand at his own terrarium.
He even has a skull one! Bet you haven't seen one of those before.
A look down into the skull.
I know, you can't see much. But, I liked the picture so I shared.
Here is why I wanted a lid!!
Now is the time to put together your own terrarium. It wasn't hard and it only took a few minutes. Also, if you have some things in your garden, it makes this an inexpensive project. Bring some green in before the winter comes!