Sunday, March 6, 2011

Inspired by Terrariums: Handmade Beauty at Home

Over the weekend, I spied some gorgeous terrariums on display at Anthropologie. I've been obsessed with terrariums for a long time, and really wanted to make one for the last year or so. I actually tried last year but the hang up last time was finding live moss...anyway, I digress.

The obsession was re-kindled when I saw this:


The inspiration

When I saw these yesterday I thought ... oh my goodness! I have a round glass vase just like that at home! This morning, I trotted out to the garage and got my potting soil, rocks, and vases. I noticed that we had real live moss growing around the trees outside the garage. Score! I scooped some up, careful to dig up the soil below it.

When I got in the house, I carefully removed portions of our peace lily and spider plant; both were spawning new growth and they were perfect for my project. Really, to have all of the supplies on hand and accessible was key, and I felt so lucky to have everything I needed right at home. I lost myself in making them, and ended up churning out three.

Here are my beauts:



The round vase:
round_ws

Here are all three:
threet_ws

Here they are in the dining room:
Dining room_ws


It's so nice when you find something that inspires you, and even better when you can make something so calming and pretty for free at home :)

And an update - after about three weeks, these little guys are still going strong! If you are making some of your own, get a squirt bottle and give them a spritz every day. I find that it is helping the little moss bits to grow. Good luck :)

What have you been inspired by lately?

2 comments:

Liz said...

You did a great job! They are very pretty!

Hannah S. said...

Aw man, those are so COOL! Head on over to my blog, I'm doing a giveaway right now for two shabby chic postcards and a hairpin!