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Topic: Tiny Terrarium-- piggy's new home!  (Read 2393 times)
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« on: March 01, 2010 05:02:36 PM »

A former coworker, Phoebe, turned me onto the terrarium craze. Seems like everyone's doing them. I'm all for jumping on the bandwagon if it's a wagon of coolness. And the tiny challenge seemed like the perfect opportunity to make a mossarium.
I figured I could use a baby food jar, but it was 2 1/2 inches. Grr. So I went down to The Scrap Exhange, a creative reuse center, and found the perfect little jar. And a piggy. Total cost? Seventy-five cents.
Piggy seemed a little sparse by himself. I got some toothpicks from my mother-in-law, cut them up and glued them together to make a fence. But... it's a little moist inside piggy's home and the fence fell apart. So instead of getting some outdoor glue, I cut some thin strips of raffia and tied it together. Talk about a PITA!
It still needed a little something, so I figured I'd add a flower. I cut up the hubby's Mountain Dew can and used an industrial staple that I had yanked out of something and Voila! A pretty little flower. I hope you like it!

With the lid on...

A closeup of the fence:
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2010 05:20:44 PM »

The fence is toothpicks? wow--what a cute project...will the moss stay alive just like in a terrarium with the lid on?

love that you used recycled stuff...that's the spirit...

how big is the pig...maybe a shot with a coin or ruler would show scale...he must be tiny to be held by a toothpick fence!!

love it!


« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2010 05:44:29 PM »

The moss should stay alive... but we'll see. The pig is almost an inch long and a half inch high. He's from a game. It was originally called Pigmania, but is now called Pass the Pig.
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2010 04:32:18 AM »

Aww that's so cute! The toothpick fence is incredible. Makes me want to make my own little piggy-in-a-jar!
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2010 06:19:55 AM »

Adorable! And that's some amazing work on the fence!
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2010 07:31:56 AM »

He looks pretty happy in there! Nice job with the fence.
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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2010 11:33:02 AM »

Awe, that little piggy looks like he settled right in.

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