When I should have been outside the past few months... weeding (!) I've been inside instead - making terrariums. This is a hobby my daughter introduced me to and it has fast become my (latest :) obsession.
Anyone who's followed this blog knows how much I adore all things teeny-tiny. I also love gardening. Terrariums are the perfect melding of these two interests - and they serve to indulge my creative side. As well, they are a beautiful addition to any home. I keep this mermaid on my dining room table.
I've made 4 terrariums so far (which I will showcase over the next few posts), with more planned - I really think I need one in every room of my home, hehe! I've been holding off posting them for a few weeks now because I wanted to make sure they were going to survive before showing them to you.
All sides of your terrarium should be visually pleasing - I've continued this seaside theme all around with pretty shells and rocks. There are three plants and two patches of moss growing in this one.
The first recorded terrarium was 'discovered' quite by accident in 1829. From that point forward, their popularity has ebbed and flowed - they were very big in the 60's & 70's, but again fell by the wayside for a few decades, only making a huge comeback in the past number of years.
If you are interested, the internet has many very good websites devoted to this pastime. As well, there are several books you can buy. Over the next three postings, I will delve further into how a terrarium is constructed, where you can source out the materials needed and a few mistakes to avoid.