Monday, March 30, 2009

I Dream Of Moss Terrariums

I saw this moss terrarium in Blithe Gardens Etsy shop the other day, and fell in love. I instantly wanted a moss terrarium of my own, and rushed to Michaels with 50% off coupon in hand. However, I was dismayed to discover that I could not find the jar of my dreams. Only delicate, ultra-breakable jars were to be found, and I knew without a doubt that such fragile bottles would not survive my accident-prone nature.
V. and I stopped by the thrift store next, only to discover that it was closed on Sundays. Nooooo! How could it be closed on the one day that I needed a vintage jar! I went home with a heavy heart. It was then that I remembered that my mother liked to recycle. So off the recycle stash I went, and found this! The former Citron-tea jar! I tore the labels off the sides and top, scrubbed off the glue with eye-makeup remover, and washed the whole thing down with sudsy soap. Ta da! A jar ready for terrarium making!
But when I returned to Blithe Garden's store to examine her moss terrariums, it occurred to me that she would never make a terrarium from a run-of-the-mill citron tea jar. I felt saddened, and resolved to continue my search for the perfect jar another time.

Luckily, my mother had just the tasty dinner to wipe all my sorrows away. Mmmm!
And my brother surprised me with something he found at Daiso that day - some Lilo and Stitch cotton swabs which are really too cute to use. Can you believe these things? They are individually packaged too! The Japanese make the cutest things.
After such a fun time with my family, I went downstairs to find my jar looking rather empty. Blithe Gardens had little toadstools in her terrariums, and it occurred to me that I had just such a toadstool in my arsenal of made things. I popped my bottlecap pincushion felt toadstool in the jar, and thought it looked very amusing indeed.
I think this should tide me over nicely until I do find that dream moss terrarium jar. What do you think?

11 comments:

Joyce said...

I love those too!! I want one for my office, but have no patience to make them. I may have to resort to buying one :)

Totally Timmy said...

I like those Terrariums also. They have some great ones with bunnies in them!

Mytutorlist.com said...

I know... at this rate, I'm going to have to buy one too.

Bunnies, you say? Hm... I'll have to track one of those down! I've already located the tiny ceramic toadstools :P

Belua Designs said...

I love terrariums! I think fremly needs to have a monster one :)

Jen said...

I've been meaning to make a moss terrarium for forever too! Good luck on yours!
-10oneworld

Carolyne said...

I love Terrariums too! And you're right...Michael's has nothing!

Nice to meet you, btw. Isn't it wonderful to meet such crafty people in the blogosphere?

Chickenbells said...

I think the jar is a good second until the perfect thing can be found!

LoveCreations24 said...

oh my gosh...lol..ummm..A+ for effort? Thats too funny - that top jar though is pretty cute.

Thumperdd said...

Love the terrarium! My mom used to have several and I haven't seen them in years.

The mushrooms are precious!

Mother Goose and Gear said...

So cute!! I want to make one!! On the search for a jar as well!

Em said...

Those lovely glass terrariums with tissue thin walls can be found, strangely, at Marshall's! They have a million shapes with pretty glass lids. They're fragile but not unhandleable.