Terrarium by Design

20 Nov

So, I was in Beverly’s the other day, buying a Christmas gift for my best friend, when it dawned upon me that I wanted to make a terrarium.

My inspiration was this, from a blogger I follow and secretly adore. I loved that she made a terrarium with dinosaurs and thought it would be perfect on our bookcase. Besides, dinosaurs are rad.

When I went to check out at Beverly’s, buying all my supplies, the cashier KNEW MY NAME.


She KNEW my name. As in “What are we making today, Erin?”

And I know her name. It’s Dana. She sews her own work aprons and embroiders neat little frames for her name tag. She said if I worked there I’d find out all about other crafting ideas that I never knew existed.

If anyone hears of a crafting twelve step program, let me know.

So after my trip down the rabbit hole that is otherwise known as Beverly’s, I came home with all my terrarium goodies and got down to brass tax.

First, I laid the groundwork of pebbles and moss.

I painted the dinosaurs because they seemed so much more glamorous gold, rather than earth tones.

I made a tiny string of ribbon flags.

Balanced dinosaurs on moss, and ta da!

2 Responses to “Terrarium by Design”

  1. Jackie November 20, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    This is so cute!! I like yours better than the one that inspired you. It’s a good thing you don’t work at Beverly’s or you’d spend your entier paycheck on crafts and other goodies. Dana probably does. 🙂


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