and are more expensive than I ever imagined they would be?
I recently walked by the florist at the back of Myer in the City. The amazing terrariums caught my eye so I went to see how much they were.
I could buy flowers for a year with that!!!
So I started to search my house for things I could use to make my own.
I managed to make one for only $10!
This was my Easter display last year.
I bought moss to surround my orchid,
then I added this cute little Bambi from the kids toy farm.
I have no idea where the Bambi is now
since I think the kids reclaimed for their farm, and then lost it again.
But I still have the moss,
even though it has suffered some serious neglect since last Easter.
I have been advised that it can bounce back with proper care?
So I will give it a go.
Fortunately I remembered I had this huge, glass, hurricane type candle vase.
I also found these lovely grey stones the kids and I collected on a recent camping trip to Cape Paterson. I used them to fill in space
since I didn't really want to see the dirt.
All I needed now was a proper terrarium style plant.
I went to an amazing Florist up on Brunswick street
called Flowers Vasette
They seemed to have everything there,
so I told them what I was making and they showed my some options.
I chose the vibrant yellow green plant to contrast well with my now...
The plant cost me
Now what else can I add????
In my bathroom some magic has been happening.
I always pick branches from my Fica tree in the front yard
and put them in vases of water with fake tulips.
(more about that another time)
But I recently noticed the branches have been growing their own roots.
The same thing happened with some succulents I had in mini vases.
2 more Free plants!
So I decided to plant them in my new
terrarium as an experiment.
|So far so good.|
It is actually growing in there.
I see some new leaves!!
I still can't find the little Bambi, which would have looked so cute.
Instead I found these little red mushrooms in my kitchen junk draw.
I have no idea where they came from,
perhaps a cupcake or something?
I will use them to add a touch of colour and fun to the end result.
for only $10
I have a lovely new terrarium to enjoy until they go out of fashion again.
This one looks great in my bathroom
the lid didn't come with the vase,
but the store where I got the vase closed last year
and they were giving away bits and pieces they couldn't sell.
This lid was part of something else that must have broken, so I took it home hoping I could use it for something....
so glad I did now because it will be easier to keep this terrarium alive with a lid on top.