One of my favorite Valentine projects that Wee Warhols made were the heart shaped succulent terrariums. I found these shallow heart glass containers at our local Dollar Tree for $1 each. I am lucky enough to live down the road from “the plant lady”. Renee has an amazing green house and garden that she opens up some weekends for her plant sale. I met her originally at a yard sale that I had, but the boys love to go visit “the plant lady” and her worms. Renee has an amazing worm collection and even sells worm tea to add to compost. She was honorably named the Worm Queen at the Mother Earth Day Festival at Zilker Park! She basically taught me everything I know about worms, plants, composting, and terrariums. Although it is very little, I have enjoyed teaching the kids about it all. We even made a little worm farm and kept that going for a while. Long story short, Renee hooks me up with small succulents that I have used in my classes, workshops, and ladies art nights. I LOVE a good deal!
- Purchase some of these cute heart shallow vases.
- Place a few rocks at the bottom to help with drainage.
- Put a layer of succulent planting soil.
- Plant a variety of succulents.
- Cover the dirt with your chosen color of fish tank rocks. This gives it a fun pop of color.
- Find a plastic dinosaur that wants to live in your heart shaped garden.
So simple. So sweet. So pretty. *A good book to read with this project is Rooting For You .
We have gone on to do many more terrarium projects. I will add a few photos for reference.
Another one of my favorites was when I made up the word Junkulents. I collected junk containers from thrift stores and we planted succulents in them = Junkulents.