Friday, January 9, 2009

My First Terrariums




I finished my first two terrariums with thrifted glass jars, a few succulents, and moss harvested from my own backyard. I'm so happy with how they turned out and definitely see more in my future :)

These curious little succulents came from The Home Depot of all places. I love the fuchsia and eggplant colors of the two on the left surrounded by the green moss. I gave this one to my friend Joey as a birthday gift.

I got the one on the right because it was particularly bizarre looking and I was interested to see what that bloom coming out of the center was going to look like, though I'm half expecting it to start singing "Feed Me Seymour" at any moment... I think I'll name her Audrey III ;)

23 comments:

M.M. said...

amazing! I can't wait to make one!

Skye said...

Those look fantastic, you've really done a wonderful job transforming those jars into little ecospheres!

Is it just me, or is there something faintly obscene looking about Audrey III? I'm almost expecting some kind of scary tentacle to come snaking out of there ala the dodgiest kind of anime...

Swirlyarts said...

They look great! And I love that they are in thrifted jars!

Sarah said...

I love these so much! I must add this to my 'to-do in 2009'
Great job!

trishhunterfinds said...

Oh how I wish I had the talent of keeping plants alive!!
Even my cactus died years and years ago and have been too scared to buy since.
I'm fairly keen on buying a venus flytrap though!
Maybe I should try again.
Hmmmmm

Sonya said...

Great job on these! That right side one is interesting, keep us posted with future pictures!!
Sonya

thefashionmaven said...

oh i love them so much! i want to make some this weekend! the one you kept for yourself is most bizarre in the best way possible! do you know what it is specifically?
keep us in the know with photos as audreyIII grows and blossoms please :)

ps- thanks for your input and sweet comment!

Sal said...

Wow, they turned out beautifully! And my mind went directly to "Little Shop" on seeing that unusually little dude on the right.

anja louise said...

Those look awesome! One day I want to try it out.

Eyeliah @ stylesymmetry.com said...

I'll start looking for jars, thanks that step by step link you had was quite helpful. :-)

Couture Carrie said...

Nice work!

xoxox,
CC

Home Girl said...

oh wow they look sooo coool! i am inspired and have my magpie eye programed to terranium xx

Karima said...

simply gorgeous! i love the combination of green and pink/purple. well done!

StickyKitten said...

wow~those are amazing! that does look like a venus flytrappy kind of plant! very creative....i love them both=)

Hippy Chic said...

whoa, they really did turn out great!! it will be fun to see what come about with Audrey :))

autumn's darkroom said...

Yay, terarriums! I'm about to make my first ones as soon as I get the stuff. Yours are just beautiful!

StrikeMatch said...

Awesome. You are truly an inspiration!

Caroline said...

These are adorable.

Mila said...

Wow, those look fantastic!
You're obviously talented at keeping green alive, i am not unfortunately. ;)

:)

Diane said...

Wow! Your terrariums turned out amazing!

Thrifted Treasure said...

Lovely idea! Might try one myself!

Thrifted Treasure said...

P.S. I've just started a Blog and have added you to my bloglist, hope that's OK, not sure of Blog etiquette?

Emerson Merrick said...

They look wonderful!