|ummm ... excuse me.|
|Ok, you two have at it and I'll get started again when you're done.|
|Remove as much of the dirt as you can without damaging or breaking the roots. Place it inside and get your stones ready. I love how this little one is wearing red lipstick.|
|Add enough stones to hide the dirt, pushing them around to the back. I think white stones would look really nice too.|
|Taa-daa! I kept the pears on the cardboard to help them stand up while working on them. That is the one advantage to the glass globes at Terrain: You can hang them or they can sit without tipping.|
|The one on the left is mine--I did buy the airplant at Terrain ... that's the most expensive item in all of these shots: $7|
|I figured out that these will sit up if you place them in a small dish--this bowl is from the nesting bowls I have sitting in my cabinet.|
|But, I'm going to hang mine since I have little space on the plant shelf in my room. I grabbed the ribbon from an Anthropologie shopping bag.|
|Once a week, I have to pull him out and submerge him in water for about an hour. He's only resting on top of the stones, so that should be easy.|
$7 (air plant) + $6 (glass pears) + $3 (stones) + $5 (succulents) = $21
If I had skipped the air plant and done three succulents, it would've been something like $14.
Can't beat it with a stick!
If you would rather buy one, I would check out Longwood Gardens (if you live around here)--they sell them for $20 and use moss rather than stones:
You can buy the air plants separately--only $1 less than Terrain, but I guess a dollar counts. They're also really cheap online if you do a search for them.
|These are air plants too--I noticed them in a large terrarium as a backdrop for purple orchids. Very pretty.|
|These little dishes were really cute up close--I think $28 ... I was still expecting sticker shock, forgetting where I was.|
Ok, enough griping about money for now.
But, you should make your own little floating garden--I love walking by mine in my room.