My desert terrarium

I thought I would share a lil’ bit of my weekend with you.

My desert terrarium

Over the weekend I created my very first desert terrarium. And I believe that this is just the beginning of something awesome! Learning to make terrariums has been on my lengthy mental to-do list for a long time.

My desert terrarium

It was so meditating for the mind. I really enjoyed arranging the pebbles, dirt, sand, and succulents. It took a few attempts to place them to be pleasing the eye. It’s an art form. Collaging in a sense. One thing I learned is that you really have to be patient when creating a terrarium. Kinda in a nerdy bonsai trimming way. I used two adorable succulents, on the left “Babies Toes”,  my favorite new succulent discovery. Too funny. And I added a few souvenirs from trips to Oregon’s ocean beaches.

For the longest time I’ve been fascinated with nature being encapsulated within a structure. I probably first became aware of concept (on a much larger scale) as a child, from The BioSphere 2 in Tucson, Arizona in the early 90′s. Then in yearly visits to the immaculate Lied Jungle & Desert Dome at Omaha’s Zoo.

Some of you out there may have pondered the idea of making your own terrarium. Maybe wondering how to go about it. Well I began by reading a post on Indie Bliss for wedding centerpieces. The photos on there are fantastic and inspirational. I do recommend reading the responses at the bottom of the article. There are some great tips in there.

I also discovered this video on Martha Stewart’s site that is worth watching. Arrested Development fans will get a kick out of watching Jeffrey Tambor side kickin’ it with Martha. Click on the image above to redirected to the video.

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4 Responses to My desert terrarium

  1. nancy says:

    It turned out really nice! I hope you have fun making more to come:)

  2. alison says:

    That’s truly awesome. I adore moss and succulents.
    This makes me want to try them again.

  3. Claire says:

    Yes!! i love it!! i need to do it! i dont know where i would get these items here though

  4. Rachel says:

    oooh! So pretty! And looks like a lot of fun!

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