During the Great Kitchen Counter Cleanup of 2012, I realized that this gorgeous jar I bought a few months ago never really had a purpose. I tried filling it with fruit, but the younger kids couldn’t reach it then and I always worried the lid would break. Filling it with sugar or flour wasn’t practical either because I have an ant problem every spring and it’s not vacuum sealed. Wren and I dug up some irish moss from the garden and bought a Pilea plant which has really cool textured leaves, and voilà, a terrarium. I really wanted to use a fern, but I couldn’t find one small enough. The pilea will have to be moved eventually, I think, because it will grow too big. In the meantime, I love it. A few pictures of the process are here and there is lots of terrarium inspiration here.


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Blerd by the beach with a tiny garden, a bunch of kids, and a sense of humor.
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5 Responses to Tuh-rare-e-uhm

  1. Anna says:

    I love this. I saw one on pinterest too and now I really want to make one of these with the kids this summer.

  2. I love terrariums. Yours is gorgeous! I have my materials all prepped; I just need some time now. I even bought some figurines (one is a chain gang, one is beekeepers and one is a funeral scene). Yeah you will learn how weird I can be.

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