Friday, February 14, 2014

Creative Mission - Part 4

Time for the big reveal... after a lot of work, here are the 5 different terrariums I created!

Since I had never made a terrarium before I had no idea which container would be easiest or look best, so I chose 5 different shapes/sizes. 

Some things I learned along the way :
-should have picked smaller plants or bigger vases (some of the plants didn't fit down inside the vases as intended)
-enjoyed working with the fish bowl the most (the shape of the bowl helped to create the idea of an enclosed garden the best)
-the tall medium sized container was runner up (the depth of the container also helped to create the look I was going for)
-consider how deep the plants need to be inserted into the soil compared to the size of the vase (some weren't deep enough and the plants stick out)
-not all succulents are easy to work with (a couple broke quite easily and some just stabbed me every time I put my hand in the vase)

Now it's time to let nature take its course!  I'll be sure to give you a follow-up in a couple weeks.  For all I know half of the plants are dead by next week, only time will show where my mistakes were.  Luckily we learn from mistakes and I'll know what else to take into consideration next round.  Once I get better at this, I plan on finally investing the money in the unusually shaped vases that originally attracted me to this project!  Or even adding figurines to create some kind little world within the terrariums.

Enjoy the pics!  (Took the pics outside where I was working, but since then they have been brought inside and distributed around our apartment.)  BTW, I obviously really enjoyed this project from beginning to end!

And if you're curious what I originally saw on Pinterest that sparked my interest, here are a couple links :
Better Homes & Gardens (used this as base instructions)
Uncovet Blog (love the unusual shapes of theses terrariums)

Bye! Dag! Adios! Namaste!
:) Danica 


  1. Wow those are cute. So true about the succulents!

    1. They turned out nice, even if they're not quite what I had in mind! Next round will be better!
      :) Danica

  2. They are adorable, I am so jealous, I wish I would actually set the time and space to do something similar. Great Job.

    1. It was a fun fulfilling project, and to be honest I could have done it faster... it was time consuming because I wanted to find the best prices which meant more stores!
      :) Danica