fun stuff : terrific terrariums

posted on: Friday, August 27, 2010

Inspired by the Pergolina terrariums on Poppytalk, we decided to make a couple of our own. Here are our 8 steps to terrarium success.

Step 1) Purchase - or find at home - one or more succulents, potting mixture, pebbles, a jar and any little decorations you wish to add.

Step 2) Head off to the plant nursery/aquarium/department store to pick up supplies if necessary.

Step 3) Try not to let toddler run off with supplies. Especially if in middle of large carpark.

Step 4) Once safely at home, spoon potting mixture into jar using a long-armed teaspoon or similar.

Step 5) Shimmy succulent from plastic pot and add to jar, spooning in more potting mixture as needed.

Step 6) Add a little water. Discover that it's against the laws of toddlerhood to only add a LITTLE water. Remove drowning succulent and start again.

Step 7) Sprinkle gravel around the base of succulent then add any larger pebbles and/or decorations.

Step 7) Give up idea of using the little lady decoration that you were planning to put in your own terrarium (the one you were making in tandem with helping the toddler make his) and instead settle on decorating with the toddler's blue plastic dinosaur.

Step 8) Take lots of photos.

Step 9) Face the inevitable consequence of taking lots of photos.

"Smile Mama!"

Have a lovely weekend.


  1. aww, too cute! it looks like lots of fun was had by all :)

  2. i LOVE terrariums. and thanks so much for stopping by my blog--yours is most definitely filled with magic and whimsy. :)

  3. What is it with boys and things that roar??? Looks like a fun way to spend the afternoon.

  4. This is sooo adorable! I love the idea!

  5. So cool! I had one when I was little and it was magical! XX!

  6. So sweet! I love it- especially with him running away with the cart!

  7. I just added you to my roll too. Sorry i missed that earlier. xx

  8. i just read your comment about tadpole hunting, that sounds SO cute!! and fun!

  9. turned out fabulous. I may need to follow suit!

  10. How cute is that! We may need to try it. Love the first pic. LOL.

  11. Is he not the CUTEST kiddo or what?! I have to agree with the Baby Space toddler, I like his use of dinosaur too! Very awesome idea and I want to try it!! Yikes but is he ever a huggably cute kid!


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