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I am really excited about my latest project. I have been collecting glass vases from free boxes for a couple of years now with the intent of making a terrarium, but for some reason felt a bit intimidated about making one.
Two days ago I decided now was the time. I found a simple DIY terrarium instruction website and while doing some internet research I came upon a terrarium that was made in a vintage coffee urn. It looked awesome. I actually had a coffee urn in my vintage spot at Red Fox and it was settled that that was what I was going to do.
To make things even more serendipitous I found two coffee urns thrift shopping yesterday. After I purchased them, I headed straight to Portland Nursery to pick up some terrarium supplies.
Things you definitely need for making a terrarium are:
Potting soil or Succulent soil if that's what you are using
Moss and decorative items are optional, but I think add a bit more whimsy to the little universe you are creating.
Here's a photo of the two I made yesterday and are currently for sale at Red Fox on SE 46th and Woodstock:
1. Choose a glass jar, vase or whatever clear container you would like; sky's the limit.
2. Add a layer of rocks. This is to help drain excess water.
4. Put soil in the container on the rocks. Add whatever plants you would like. It's best to get a plant that is small enough or fits the container.