March 1, 2013

custom terrarium project

i was recently hired to do a home reorganization and rearrangement project and, while we were celebrating our success at the end of a long weekend with a glass of champagne, the client asked me to create a custom for her living room.

custom terrarium for C.C.

i knew right away that i wanted to keep the cost of the vessel low, since i had already helped her spend a heap of dough on the reorganization project. if you have extra scratch to spend on a lovely vessel, i highly recommend the recycled glass terrariums at sprout home (sprout also happens to be one of my happy places).

so, i set off to tjmaxx and landed an anchor hocking 2.5-gallon jar with lid for a mere $20 + tax. think creatively to save money and figure out a work around! my client is a lover of all animals, but particularly of pigs, so i added a vintage plastic piggie to personalize it for her. i watered everything before sealing it up with the lid. i can't wait to give it to her tomorrow!

step 1: get the goods (jar)
step 1: get the goods (plants). zamioculcas (Z plant), tricolor fern, polka-dot hypoestes
step 2: river rocks on the bottom
step 3: activated charcoal
step 4: plants and finishing touches. here, i've included a dried
mushroom at left and a vintage plastic piggie on the right. 

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