Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Gnome Town Terrariums

Ever since I first saw Amalie, I have been in love with gnomes. Here, there and everywhere you can find them making themselves at home in my house and in my garden. So, to be nice, I thought I would create a little natural habitat for them and then like a curator for a zoo, I captured them with a glass lid! It's ok...they all went in happily. They love to be observed!!

For Mother's Day, I asked for terrarium supplies which included containers, soil, gravel, carbon, and plants. Martha has a great tutorial here.

Here is Gneil sitting on a log.

And here is Gnoah taking a dirt nap. He is using rocks for a pillow! Silly gnome!

I have to confess that this is the second planting for these terrariums. I had put way to much water the first time...and the plants drowned. The hardest part is finding flowering plants that are short enough to fit my containers. But they are doing much better now! I love looking at them...they are such a charming addition to my home!


Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

These are adorable! I have a Gnome Home area in my yard and mini garden gnomes are always welcome as gifts from the grandkids. Your terrariums make me smile.

Andrew and Meagan said...

wow, thanks so much for commenting on my pillow post. it's so fun to "meet" new people. I love your collection of little terrariums. i've often wondered how hard it is to grow them. So glad to have found your blog! :)

Life in Rehab said...

Those are cute!

Deb said...

How precious...I believe our grand-sons would love one!!! Thanks for stopping by and entering my little owlie give-a-way!!! Hope your Sunday is blessed...In His Love...Deb

- Brittany said...

Thanks for your comment. Love the gnome terrariums! Gotta do that with our 6 yr. old (who has yet to lose his first tooth ;-).


gina simmonds said...

love the terrariums!! Where did you buy the pretty cake stands?