Terrariums

Published by Lori Pickert on November 3, 2007 at 01:00 PM

cookie-terr.png

Cookie Magazine has a great little online article about terrariums.

We still have the raw materials for our project sitting in a nice, neat pile (maybe with a cobweb or two) out in the barn.

I never did find the Martha Stewart Kids magazine with the instructions and photos about paludariums. While hunting for it, however, I undercovered another half-dozen MSKs in random parts of the house. So it was totally worth it.

And now, just like my favorite shelter magazines, the High and Low versions of terrarium decorating:

cookie-dino.jpg

High (classy Cookie Magazine): Terrarium, $118. Tyrannosaurus, $12.

dinotank.jpg

Low (cheap Lori's version): Aquarium, 10 bucks. Brontosaurus, $1 at dollar store.

Whatever your price point, you and the small child in your life can find happiness with a miniature jungle. Enjoy!

4 comments

Comment by molly on November 3, 2007 at 05:24 PM

Very cool. My mom used to make terrariums (back in the 60s and 70s). I'm thinking we may have to make our own (freecycle here we come!).

Comment by Lori Pickert on November 3, 2007 at 11:54 PM

a big, glass apple juice jar -- the kind that is narrow at the neck -- makes a great small terrarium. the narrowness makes it work well with the self-watering. you can use chopsticks to put in little plants. very fun. :^)

Comment by molly on November 5, 2007 at 01:52 AM

I can remember seeing this in MS Kids. I have no idea which issue either...but I love yours. I think my kids would find a way to make it a horse terrarium.

Comment by Lori Pickert on November 5, 2007 at 04:43 AM

lol, a horse terrarium would be pretty darn cool. you could do succulents and cacti and have a desert! (cowboy movie looking) .. or hey, you could do a nice central park theme with a riding trail if that's more their style. ;^)

(of course, you're not allowed to impose your ideas on the girls! ha)

i figured out the issue -- it's winter/spring '03. i just have no idea why they canceled that magazine. although it must have been exhausting putting out such high-quality issues one after the other. maybe they didn't want to repeat themselves.

and thanks re: mine .. i don't think it could possibly be lower key than that!

Post new comment