A Blast From The Past

Hey YOU! Yeah, YOU! Get me outta here!!!

I was in St. V's the other day and spotted this mushroom jar for 75 cents. I decided I wanted to make a terrarium. It reminds me of the 70's when I was growing up. I made several of them back then. I also found the little metal watering can at St. V's and decided to make a little gnome from Fimo clay. He kinda looks forlorn doesn't he? Like, "Oh Oh, I'm stuck in here for the rest of my life!"

Terrariums are super simple to make. Find a glass container, put a small layer of pebbles on the bottom along with a layer of carbon or charcoal. Carbon? Yeah, it's the stuff you use to clean the water in aquariums. You can find it in the pet aisle at Walmart. You'll have enough carbon to last you the rest of your life.

I went to Home Depot and found a little plant for 88 cents. Then, I pulled some moss off of a tree in the backyard and put it over the top of the carbon. We have lots and lots of moss here.

I'm really happy with the result. The Gnome still creeps me out though. :-)


Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Does your brain never stop working? I LOVE it!

He kinda looks like he could reach up and tap on the glass.

Mom2fur said...

Wow, that sure is a blast from the past! I don't think I've seen a terrarium in years. Yours is really cute...even if the gnome is a little spooky.

queen of the carnivale said...

LOVE this!!!

Happy Easter darling!

est said...

this is truly great!!

Junie Moon said...

What a cute terrarium!

Julie said...

Too adorable!