I set out to make a faux terrarium. I'm an artist I can fake it, right?
I found a rubber moss online:
|Source - On sale for $9.99|
I found out the place to go for a cool glass container is Michaels.
I wanted to make it look as real as possible. Here's the order for a typical terrarium:
charcoal or dirt
I washed the gravel, and sand. Then strained it.
I dug up some dirt, and microwaved it. I learned that microwaving anything in nature for 2 min. kills the living things in it. Not that I like to kill nature, it's just that this is going in my house.
The moss looks pretty real.
It's not done. I'm now going to make mini red and white mushrooms. 4 of them to be exact. 1 big one, 2 medium sized ones, and 1 baby one. I'm making them out of Sculpey, which is a clay that can be baked in your home. Then I'll paint them with acrylics.
There will be a follow up post once the mushrooms are made.
One more thing: I was featured on Creative Mondays. Check it out if you have the time. It's my Apple Sandwich post that made it in.