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Show 'em who's moss: 12 terrarium treasures
A roundup of products suitable for all of your tabletop miniature landscaping needs: Recycled glass bubbles, teeny-tiny rakes, bags o' moss and DIY kits complete with diminutive terrarium inhabitants.
Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Given that it's been two years
to the date since I last wrangled up a few (12 to be exact) terrific terrariums, I thought I'd revisit the topic with a look at a dozen more fabulous, flora-filled glass vessels along with an array of terrarium-related loot (terrarium lunch bag anyone?).
Sure, terrarium fever has cooled off just slightly since my first post, but there's still plenty of 'em out there for the taking — both complete kits and glass containers of all shapes and sizes — with the Fern & Mossery
acting as a great resource for all your lilliputian landscaping needs. And as mentioned in my first post, although terrariums are fun to buy, you can also save a few bucks and try starting from scratch by repurposing a variety of household objects — vintage apothecary jars, light bulbs, wine bottles, salt and pepper shakers, fish bowls, cookie jars, and the list goes on and on — into terrarium vessels. Have any terrarium-related tips and tidbits you'd like to share? Please, by all means do in the comments section.
Recycled Glass Bubble Wall Terrariums @ Sprout
($55 - $69)
Open-Face Terrariums @ West Elm
($16 - $24 - plants not included)
Terrarium Lunch Bag by Girlscantell @ Supermarket
"The New Terrarium: Creating Beautiful Displays for Plants and Nature" by Tovah Martin @ Amazon.com
Trinket Box Terrarium @ Terrain
($580 - plants not included)
Teardrop Hanging Terrarium @ VivaTerra
($69 - $89 - plants not included)
New Terrain DIY Kit @ Twig
($60 - moss and vessel included)
Moss Terrarium Bottle @ UncommonGoods
($38 - moss, vessel, and tools included)
Wood and Steel Terrarium Tools @ Terrain
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