Sunday, May 9, 2010

Garden under Glass or Terrarium.


In France, we are very famous for putting small garden under glass or Un Terrarium.....Jardin sous verre. We use them a lot in apartments...in Paris. One great idea to use flowers from Mother's day :) This is also a great center piece or gift on the small scale.

I made this one a Fairy garden under glass...


This is a very cheap way to make a garden.....A cloche Garden also is very pretty......Some Cloches come with a bowl base...Perfect.....Today i chose one of my big glass container...



I grabbed some African Violets.....Choose any plants good in shade...


Irish Moss...


Orchid...Make sure it is a small one to fit the Jar...


I filled the Jar with some dirt...Miracle grow here...
Add some water and wait for the dirt to absorb it...


Start planting....The Orchid stayed in it's pot...The rest was planted...




whenever i can find little figurines to paint...I grab them. Little Angels are perfect for this....I have the kids paint them...
Here goes the little Fairy...


If i can find little bird houses...I grab them too..



All set and pretty...





Very fun to make...



Do not water too much...Once in a while...
The African violet need some air and less water than the moss. Make sure you don't water too much and open the lid :)
If you get mildew spray with a mix of water and antiseptic mouth wash. 



39 comments:

Cap Creations said...

How Cute! It looks wonderful!

A Garden of Threads said...

It looks beautiful, the orchid is so tiny:)

Jamie said...

That is adorable!! My girls would love it.

Cielo Azul Jewelry said...

I'm going to a party next weekend! This would make for such a cute hostess gift=0)

I'll say it again....YOU ARE SO CLEVER!

xoxo,
Carol

Sharon@Keeninspirations said...

I love this idea! It will be a great way to bring my garden indoors for the winter!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Sarah said...

Another cute party! You are a super mom!
Hope your Mother's Day was terrific! ~ Sarah

Suzy said...

Looks like fun! I'm working on a little fairy garden myself..but one outside.

Kaysi said...

That looks wonderful!

32˙North said...

Really a fun project - thanks for sharing!

Amanda

Kate said...

Very neat idea. And so nicely containe :) I was repotting house plants this weekend and trying to figure out how to change the look a bit. May steal this one.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

A very interesting way of gardening. How long can the plants live in it? Valerie

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Very very pretty and springlike! I love gardens under glass.

Donene said...

Very cute, I love terrariums!

Jo said...

Adorable ...i haven't seen one of those in years ... i think i need to make one!

Wendy said...

Great idea! Would be something fun to try next winter when days are dark and dreary!
Have a beautiful day!

Al said...

This is wonderful, I love it. I have been experimenting with terrarium. I love doing it

malia said...

super pretty!

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Gardening...Plant live way longer because it is like a Mini green house...I water less often and they flourish.. So glad you all like it!
I have a Fairy garden outside too..I will show it of some other day :)
XOXO
Frenchy

Leah said...

I love house plants!! So pretty in the glass! Thanks for "Tooting Your Horn!"

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great tutorial. Love your fairy garden. It turned out so pretty. I may have to try one. Thanks for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

{All Thingz Related} said...

Une idée très adorable!

I do not know French so I looked it up, just for you :)I hope it's right, lol!
Thanks for sharing this "very adorable idea" @ Anything Related
{Rebekah}

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

This is beautiful!

BEAR's Mom said...

My timing was perfect!!! I hopped onto your blog for the very 1st time ~ just as I was debating what to do with an African Violet that DD gave me last year ~ it's growing out of the original pot and I want to do something special with it!!! This is it!!! Love your blog...I'm a new follower! I make shabby vintage greeting cards. take a look :D
Victoria

dogsmom said...

I am not good with plants unless they grow wild in the field. I love what you have done and may give it a try once more.

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Great tutorial. Terrariums are great, and your little fairy land is adorable.

Hootin' Anni said...

This is all so amazing!!!

My Show n Tell is my finished, newest, watercolor painting...I do hope you can stop by to view it and give me some critique!! Click HERE

Have a great Friday.

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Love your terrarium! Nice take on it!

Lanie Ree said...

Aw, this is so pretty and whimsical. I love it.

Thanks for linking this up to A Little Creative Therapy with Life in the Pitts.

Jessica Hills said...

Very cute! Thanks for joining Favorite Things Friday this week - you are one of my "regulars" and I really appreciate it!

Jerri said...

I remember making these as a kid, but ours never looked so whimsical. Great job! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

Kate said...

This is absolutely charming! I'm stopping by from Crafty Saturday.

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Fairy Cute!

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Thank you for all the compliments!! :)
This is very fun to make :)
XOXO
Frenchy

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi, Thank you for sharing how you made this beautiful garden in glass. I love it, just darling.
Hugz,
Kim

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Frenchy...

I love your little fairy garden under glass! It's adorable! I had a terrarium once...very long ago! Maybe I should make another one...I have several large glass containers that would be perfect! I love the idea about adding a bird house! Sooo very pretty...thank you so much for sharing your little garden with us for Sunday Favorites this week!

Have a marvelous Monday!
Chari @Happy To Design

Marie said...

Hello sweet Frenchy - I'm catching up from last week's Met Monday! I absolutely adore your little garden under glass. How cute is that! My daughters would love to make something similar to enjoy. Thank you for sharing!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Love it!! Thanks for linking up!!

Stephanie Lynn said...

I just love glass gardens and the added fairy is too precious! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase! I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~Stephanie Lynn

Gay Vaughan said...

I love this! Thank you for sharing. I will be featuring this in my wrap up. See you next time!
~Gay~
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