Craft Idea: Soda Bottle Terrariums

14 Nov

I’m a withered old lady at heart and if me being a crazy cat lady librarian that watches PBS and listens to NPR didn’t convince you enough already, I actually enjoy the exhibits at the county fair.

Now, some of the exhibits I enjoy because the ridiculousness keeps me cackling well after I’ve left and eventually becomes the stuff of legends, but some of it I truly enjoy unironically. The orchid room for example. The toadstool seats. And now, the soda bottle terrariums.

This year there was a whole (small) section of kids who had entered soda bottle terrariums in the fair. I squealed when I saw them, disrupting several retired ladies looking at roses who scowled at me. Get off our lawn, I’m sure they were thinking. No way, ladies. This is my lawn too and you’ll have to fight me for it. Don’t make me get off my Rascal.


I wonder if some classroom did this as a project because I’ve never seen these at the fair before and it look like they all had the same instruction.

Aren’t these fabulous?

I found a tutorial on how to make these here and am definitely bookmarking it for future use with Isobel. I posted my own terrarium tutorial here.

This is what I would love to see more of at our local fairs. (But please don’t stop entering weird stuff for my entertainment.)

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4 Responses to “Craft Idea: Soda Bottle Terrariums”

  1. Nadja (Athenabee) November 14, 2010 at 5:32 pm #

    1. Can’t wait to do this with my ladies.
    2. LOVE the name Isobel.

    • LittleBig November 15, 2010 at 9:35 am #

      I can’t wait to do this with Isobel when she’s older. So glad you like the name! I’m rather fond of it.

  2. Phaedra November 14, 2010 at 10:42 pm #

    I’m totally (like, totally) going to make these with the kidlets sometime.

    • LittleBig November 15, 2010 at 9:37 am #

      Yes! And pretty please post photos of it on your blog if you do so I can link to them.

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