Sunday, February 26, 2012

Oh Deer!

Let me introduce you to Mr Deer...

Who now has his own little forest...

Cute yes?

I was inspired by the book 
Terrarium Craft by Amy Bryant Aiello
which is filled 
with amazing (and very easy) terrarium ideas

I've always loved "little worlds within worlds"
so you can imagine how much fun I have sourcing
a variety of containers to create mini vistas in.

This one is made up of a large Spanish glass vase,
 beach sand, 3 vintage bottles, 
maiden hair fern, a few white pebbles and 
a very cute "Have You Met Miss Jones" bone china deer
It looks lovely from all angles and 
(in my humble opinion)
is just the sweetest way to display a bloom!

I placed him outside for the photo but indeed he'll have to live inside
 (maiden hair ferns are very sensitive plants)
If you use a succulent you could create something more suited to 
the outdoors, your patio table, a sunny window etc

The book has a multitude of ideas using a variety of materials and plant
species - think crystals, ornaments, charms, shells, toys
 (fun to make one with the kids!)
 You really are limited only by your imagination...

I hope you are inspired to create a little 
"display with a difference" now?

Have a lovely one peoples!


WolvesAtTheDoor said...

Perfectly charming as always Frasier!

Kylie said...

Yep. It definetely is lovely from all angles.I love it.

Neesie said...

Mr Deer looks very settled into his perfect world.
I love Maiden Hair fern too.
What a great idea :D