Saturday, May 1, 2010

In Which I Make a Terrarium

The Queen of Procrastinators strikes again. And she will do anything, anything, to avoid doing her homework or studying for exams this coming week.

Like browsing Etsy for way too long getting crafty inspiration. Or going on a fascinating trek to the creek at the farm to search for things for my terrarium. Or spending an hour in the backyard cleaning the rocks/pebbles I found in the creek and trying to kill all of the large black ants that live in the moss my dad dug up for me. Or actually making the terrarium- speaking of which, here it is:

Right now there's a little too much dirt and not enough green for my liking, but I'm hoping the moss will grow and make things prettier. My dad also dug up two tiny little ferns for me while I was picking stones out of the creek. I am rather smitten with it, even though it doesn't look nearly as green and cute as those others. I especially love my little mushroom. =) And the best part is that the whole thing only cost me about $4.50.

Glass Jar: $8.99, 50% off at Hobby Lobby
Dirt: Free, from flower pot outside
Charcoal: Free (I used cooking charcoal instead of the fancy recommended kind...oh, well, it's sort of optional anyway. So it'll be fine if it doesn't work)
Pebbles: Free, from creek. Including some *shiny* ones with fool's gold.
Ferns and Moss: Free, from bank of creek.
Mushroom: Free, from my button tin. What in the world it originally came off of, I have no idea.

Until next time,

1 comment:

  1. haha, love this! It's so cute :)
    P.S. Thank you for the sweet comment I found on my blog!!


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