So, on Saturday I went on an epic adventure to find a plant nursery. One of the problems with being new to a big city is I don’t know where anything is. That doesn’t stop me, but seeing as Google directions are almost always wrong at some point along the way, it makes for wild adventures in driving. I was so close to the place I needed to go for about an hour but kept getting turned around due to traffic and streets I didn’t know very well. Once I finally got there I may have gotten a little excited and bough a big box of plants! Oops!
I love this guy with the huge leaves, I almost bought a BIG version of him, but decided for half the price, the little one was way better.
The original reason I was actually looking for plants was that I decided I wanted to build a terrarium for the first time. I decided I wanted one with succulents to put on my desk at work. I bought a teeny glass fishbowl and some little animal toys with the plan of making a tiny jungle. The animals where WAY too big, so I had to make do without them. Apart from that it was pretty simple process; rocks for drainage, moss, topsoil, plants = Terrarium! I even added my little glass deer I got from the Christmas Markets in Paris, but she’s a little lonely. I’ll have to find her a friend…
I have to admit, upon arriving at the nursery, I got a little carried away. I found so many awesome plants I wanted them all! I decided to make boyfriend one as well. His didn’t turn out so well…. like, not at all. He has this little wooden Japanese garden toy set I bought for him and was going to use as a centerpiece of his terrarium. He also LOVES Cacti, so I figured why not  put the two together?
Because it looks stupid, that’s why.

It actually wasn’t a total disaster. After trying in vain to make him something I was happy with, I used part of the set, the cacti and the bonsai tree I bought him to make 2 little pots of cuteness that I actually like more than my terrarium!

There was so much love put into those pots. Do you know how hard it is (and how much it hurts) to re-pot a cactus?! And I did it repeatedly! lol That’s true love. Do you ever do that? Start one project and accidentally end up making something else that’s actually kind of better than  your original idea?

6 Responses to Terrarium Attempt #1

  • marci says:

    They all turned out so cute! I see people posting pictures of tiny terrariums on their blogs and now I kind of want to make one. Great job! :)

  • Beautiful! I’m really impressed by your little pieces of artwork! I wanted to make a little terrarium myself, but after having bought some cacti and succulents the other day, I decided to wait and see how we get along (I have killed some of my plants in the past, so I’m extra careful now)…
    (By the way, I have planned to write an update on my cacti post and would like to link to your post if you don’t mind… )

  • Kim Wedlock says:

    Oh yes, I often find that if I ever make something for myself, and decide to make the same thing for someone else, their always looks better. Sometimes I give up and swap them if I don’t think they’ll find it all that special anyway. Or I’ll plan out a new product for my shop, get around to making it, then once I’ve finished I start messing around with the leftover materials and end up making something better.