Great Gift Idea: Make a Terrarium!
Terrariums are making a serious come back in the home decor world – and we’re not going to lie, we’re pretty excited about that! Not only are these mini-ecosystems really cool to look at with all their tiny plants and stones, but they provide another great opportunity to re-commission an old container.
Terrarium Man is an awesome site with a step-by-step tutorial on how to get started making your own terrariums. And if you get bit by the proverbial “terrarium bug,” they have tips for advanced tricks, like building a terrarium in a narrow-neck container such as a wine bottle (tricky, but do-able with the right tools and patience).
Glass juice jugs, fish bowls, old kettles or tea pots, beakers, even light bulbs of all things, can make really neat looking terrariums. Don’t have anything around the house? Take a trip to the thrift store and you’re bound to find an interesting glass vase or container of some sort to re-appropriate. Keep your eye out for miniature trinkets and tchotchkes, too. These can give your “eco-scene” some charm and add a narrative or theme. Have fun!