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« on: January 25, 2007 08:05:55 AM »

I made a couple of tiny terrariums last night.  The one on the left is actually a glass Christmas ornament and it's less than 2 inches across!  I also added some pebbles for color.  These succulents grow pretty slowly so I think they'll be OK inside the ornament for awhile.  I can't wait to make more!

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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2007 08:37:59 AM »

woah! those are so cool! what kind of plants are those? and more importantly... how'd you get all that stuff down the teeny hole in the ornament? I have this tiny fishtank that I've been trying to figure out what to do with. I think I know now!
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2007 08:53:37 AM »

I think I got these succulents from Home Depot a few years back.  They grow little babies and you can break them off and stick them in soil and they will root eventually (they're pretty flexible and hardy so it's OK if you squish them a little).  I used a chopstick to position them and tamp the soil down.   Grin
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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2007 09:03:02 AM »

I love the micro terrariums, they might come in handy as my room is already overflowing with plants.  I have a few planted in small fishtanks but they are larger plants coming from the top and I wedged some random shells and trinkets between the dirt and the glass, never thought to scale it down and go into the tank though.  Sweet idea.

Another thing that I have done with the little fish tanks is to make key holders that are kind of a tossback to the swinger parties of yesteryears that I hope my parents and grandparents never went to.  I collected a ton of old keys from family/friends/thriftshops, then toss them into a small fishbowl and fill it halfway with clear epoxy resin.  Let it dry and when you get home you can toss your keys/change/whatever into it, also a good way to coax car keys from drunks at parties.

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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2007 10:16:47 AM »

Wow!  Those are amazing.  My mom's house is overflowing with succulents (they're the only thing she can keep alive--she even kills cacti!), I'll have to steal some of her 'babies' when I visit her next!
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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2007 05:13:38 PM »

Another thing that I have done with the little fish tanks is to make key holders that are kind of a tossback to the swinger parties of yesteryears that I hope my parents and grandparents never went to.  I collected a ton of old keys from family/friends/thriftshops, then toss them into a small fishbowl and fill it halfway with clear epoxy resin.  Let it dry and when you get home you can toss your keys/change/whatever into it,

What a GREAT idea! I have some old keys... have been wondering what to do with them. Thanks!
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2007 08:01:02 PM »

Do these live pretty long? I'm pretty terrible with plants, but I always try to have a green thumb. This is just too cute to pass up. I guess I need to head on down to the Home Depot and give the plants a looksie.
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2007 12:01:55 AM »

I'm a plant lover, so I'm totally digging these (haha, get it? ehhh...)
Too cute Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2007 06:09:41 PM »

my husband gave me a succulent like that for valentine's last year, and its only about doubled in that time.  i should make some of those, i think the jars from large glass candles (the like 6-7" tall ones) would be perfect.  great idea!
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