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Apothecary Jar Terrarium

For some reason I've always been infatuated by terrariums - weird, I know. I remember someone's house we used to visit had these mysterious little structures with plants and dewy glass and I always thought there was something mystical about them.

Maybe it's because it's a complete little world behind the glass, basically self-sustaining and hey - they thrive on neglect! I'm not known for my green thumb and can't seem to get an indoor plant to grow in my house (maybe it's because either the cat, the dog or the toddler always seem to be swatting, chewing or breaking them, in that respective order) so I thought I'd try my very own first terrarium this weekend.

I picked up a great apothecary jar from Michaels, using my 40% off coupon ($8.00). I also grabbed a styrafoam W (my initial) and a ceramic bird to add a little color and interest to the terrarium.
I painted the W a bright yellow and pulled some small ferns out of the yard along with some sedum. I placed a bottom layer of small rocks for drainage and topped it with soil and inserted my plants, W and little bird. Then I watered it and closed it up. Now I just leave it alone and watch it grow! Easy peasy!

Comments

  1. What a great idea. Sounds like a fun kids' project, too. It's so much fun to take a second look at these things we know about but sort of take for granted. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I love them too, and some day want to make one. You should look on Etsy they have some great ones.

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  3. I have never seen this before, but now I am a fan!

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  4. I LOVE apothecary jars... what a great find for such a steal!!!

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  5. I love terrariums! What a clever idea!

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  6. That is so cute! I have been wanting to get some apothecary jars for so long now to decorate with! Love it :)

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  7. Very cute! Check out my blog at http://thefernandmossery.blogspot.com/ for tips and info on making terrariums!

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  8. SO cute! In 7th grade I made a terrarium for science class and it had a little live lizard in it! It turns out lizards are not meant to live in sealed plastic jars. sniff. sniff.

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  9. This is a neat idea! Maybe something my brainy 12 year old would like to do. I too have a 40% off coupon from Michael's..hmmm I may just have to copy this one!

    Popped over from SITS and wanted to roll out the welcome matt for ya!

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