Good morning bloggies! I wanted to share a fun project with all of you that is super easy and will test out your green thumb! Last week, I was invited to a 'Create your Own Terrarium' party at Herman Miller, one of my favorite furniture manufacturers in town. They always have beautiful floral arrangements on display in there showroom, so they decided to bring in there florist, Urban Petals to host an event for us designers who are constantly gushing over how beautiful the flowers are. If you haven't heard of Urban Petals, you should check her out. She does some amazing work here in DC and has a great story!
The invitation said we'd be making our own terrariums. I have to admit, I didn't know too much about terrariums or even notice that they have become trendy recently, but apparently they are (I'm just a designer, what do i know?). You can check some interesting terrarium designs here and here or you can purchase them at a few different Etsy sites: Tiny Terrains, Natural Woodland and Petit Beast. They'd make some fun Christmas gifts, don't you think??
If you're interested in building one on your own, I'll show you how we did it. I have to apologize for the crappy iphone pics that's all I had with me that night. But you'll get the point.
|Materials we used: Moss, Stones, Soil|
|Plants: I choose 4 different plants with |
different leaf types, heights, volume, etc.
|Soil and colored stones|
|Step 1: Put stones in the bottom of the container|
Step 2: Place moss around the outside of the container
|Step 3: Add soil into the middle of the ring of moss|
|Step 4: Place plants into the soil, |
fill gaps in with soil and loose stones
|Water and Enjoy :)|