Monday, July 27, 2009

Terrarium a la francaise

I found this great yogurt jar at the Sunday Sevres-Babylone farmer's market that I thought would turn nicely into a terrarium because of it's dome-like shape.  The yogurt is great too!  A really easy project that can be done with any glass jar, some dirt and succulents cut off of another plant.  I added a little creature for a bit of a "rooster lost in the forest" look.

What You Need:

  • Jar
  • Bit of dirt
  • 7 little succulent flowerings
  • Twisty-tie
  • 3 inch x 1 inch piece of pulpy paper- like the stuff from an egg carton
  • Little Creature

  1. Wrap about 2 tablespoons full of dirt in the paper.  Tie with the twisty-tie. Place on the inside of the lid.
  2. Stick the highest succulents in the mound so they look like little trees.
  3. Pile up dirt around the paper and stick little succulents in the mounds.  Place creature among the little succulents.
  4. Replace glass over the lid- this happens to be a plastic lid, but a screw-lid would work just as well.  
  5. Remove glass and spritz roots with a little water every two weeks.

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