I love the terrarium craze. It reminds me of making terrariums out of 2 liter bottles when I was a kid. I saw these Anthropologie versions online for $58 and just tucked it away in my brain. They look very modern – almost like a space helmet; but there was no room in my budget for $58. Soon enough, I found a way to do a kn0ck-off version at a fraction of the cost.
Weeks later, I was browsing through a local thrift store, and I came across a strange wooden base with slots in the sides. I have no idea what it was for, but I knew it would work as the base for my terrarium. And, it was only $1.00. Woo Hoo!
I filled in the slots with wood filler and gave the base a good sanding.
At the same thrift store, I found this large plastic dome that I knew would work for the globe. I snagged it for $.50!
I spray painted the base with a bronze paint and bought some faux succulents for less than $3. Real plants would work too, but I know my limitations. I can’t even keep succulents alive. This way, my terrarium always look healthy! I already had some small pebbles and after I put it all together…
I think it turned out pretty good for $4.50. Sometimes it pays to be patient and somewhat of a hoarder. I just love it when a plan comes together, don’t you?