His & Her Terrariums

21 Jul

I’m not going to keep everybody in suspense… the winner of last week’s Vintage Terrarium book giveaway is…  laurenarnsman! Congratulations! Email me your address so I can send you this terrarium book goodness.

Recently I made two more terrariums. One for my friend Justin’s birthday, and another much smaller one, for his wife Angela’s desk at work. I haven’t seen her desk, but I can just tell it needs some pimping.

The one is Angela’s. It’s petite and adorable. It’s next to a jam jar to show scale. It’s pretty small, making it perfect for a cramped office desk.

I apparently can’t take any photo of a terrarium these days without one of my cats photobombing it. Thanks, Poppy.

"Don't mention it, asshole!"

This larger one is Justin’s, and since it was his birthday, I added a moose figurine. Or maybe it’s an elk. I don’t really know.

This terrarium is the typical goldfish bowl variety.

It was really fun to make. Terrariums are just a lot of fun in general.

I guess Jupiter was feeling left out.

15 Responses to “His & Her Terrariums”

  1. Rayya The Vet July 21, 2011 at 3:15 am #

    Great photos! Thank you for sharing:)

  2. K July 21, 2011 at 6:49 am #

    I’ve decided that terrariums are like dioramas but with plants.

    • LittleBig July 21, 2011 at 11:15 am #

      It’s true. And if your plants die you can shout I JUST KILLED MY DIORAMA! WHY, GOD, WHY?!

  3. Windsor Grace July 21, 2011 at 7:35 am #

    The mooseelk really adds to the overall woodsy feel

    • LittleBig July 21, 2011 at 11:15 am #

      I personally love a terrarium with a woodsy feel, so this makes me happy.

  4. TheBlackStar July 21, 2011 at 10:54 am #

    I am pretty sure it’s a jack-o-lope.
    Windsor Grace, the elven archer hunting the elkmoose also adds to that feel. 🙂
    The dinosaur that was briefly hunting it was fun too, but then the kid wanted his dino back.

    • LittleBig July 21, 2011 at 11:13 am #

      I am pretty sure you are a jackalope.

      Also kind of disappointed spellcheck gives up when faced with “jackalope.”

      • TheBlackStar July 21, 2011 at 2:35 pm #

        It’s probably a pretty good idea for it to give up with jackalope.

      • LittleBig July 21, 2011 at 4:22 pm #

        Facebook isn’t letting me like your comment, so I’m liking it right now with airquotes.

      • TheBlackStar July 21, 2011 at 6:41 pm #

        Well facebook is kind of a giant turd sandwich, so it’s not surprising. Probably a jackalope turd sandwich.

  5. laurenarnsman July 21, 2011 at 5:30 pm #

    Yay! I’m so excited! I’d like to thank the Academy… of terrariums? I guess? I’m super excited and not at all dead! 😀

    • freudiantypo July 21, 2011 at 8:52 pm #

      These are wonderful! Also great ideas for gifts. I should put all of my succulents into terrariums so my lovely cat won’t eat them.

      Have you ever posted a “how-to” post for terrariums? I know everyone brings their own style, but yours I have always admired.

    • LittleBig July 22, 2011 at 6:27 am #

      If you make a terrarium (or five) post a pic! I can’t wait to see it!

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