Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Fake Terrarium

I've had this little greenhouse for a little while now and couldn't decide what to do with it. Then I saw Martha's Fairyland Terrarium tutorial and I fell in love with the idea. But I have a serious black thumb. So when I found all the lovely fake & dried moss at Michael's I knew what I would do both with my greenhouse and for my terrarium craving.

I skipped the dirt & stones, because I can since it's fake! I just went straight to the fake moss. This moss came in a sheet, and so I cut it to size, using the excess to build it up a little underneath.
I layered a couple small sheets to create a hump.
And then tucked the sheet I cut to size in. {This stuff stinks, just be forewarned.}
I had picked up this bag of assorted dried moss, so I tucked some of it in.
And added some fake butterflies for the "fairyland" effect like Martha's. I really need to get my hands on one of those cute polkadot mushrooms, anyone know where I can find one?
So there you have it, a terrarium I can't kill.
I love what little splashes of bright green can do for a room. I have green overload right now on my hutch, but I love it.

10 comments:

  1. This looks so cute. I love the turquoise and the green. I can hardly resist that combination.

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  2. The absolute adorableness of your home is starting to make me hate you. A little.

    (I can say that people because she is my sister).

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  3. Oh i love it! How lovely! BTW of course you can use my idea of gelatin tin easter baskets. Have at it!
    xoxo!
    kara

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  4. @Sweet Bee Cottage - blues & greens are my *favorite!* I agree, irresistible.

    @Brittany - I only post picture of the good stuff and leave the mess, the clutter, and the ugly junk out of it. You'll see it tomorrow for yourself...

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  5. Thanks Kara! Can't wait to see more of your & your shows/shops this summer!

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  6. Oh that's so adorable, the perfect springtime accessory ;)

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  7. Hey Heather! I love your stuff! You inspire me and give me ideas for my own house. I always check out your booth at Paris Street Market and can't wait for May 1! Even though I live in Parker I have yet to check out the Carriage Shops in Elizabeth . . . hmm - maybe tomorrow! I do know where you can get the mushrooms for your cute terrarium - http://www.blumchen.com/vintage_florals_mushrooms.html
    Karen

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  8. I love the way this turned out! BTW, Target has some little ceramic mushrooms you could paint red and white in their dollar spot.

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