Archive for March, 2009

Stuff of the earth

Sometimes I think I ought to change the title of this blog, as its focus seems to be going away from strictly quilting and more toward crafty, fun things I like to do that also include quilting. But then again, I love the title, so I’ll probably keep it just as it is. 🙂

Yesterday I saw a post on Craft Magazine’s blog about making terrariums out of jars. I have a bunch of Ball jars from canning various things over the years, and I’m always looking for something fun to do with my son (who’s back to homeschooling, by the way!), so this was yet another perfect project. You can get the specific directions over there at Craft; otherwise, this is our photo diary of a really fun morning.

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Pouring dirt into the jars...

We probably could have used more stones in the bottoms!

We probably could have used more stones in the bottoms!

Three jars are better than one. A balance thing, I guess!

Three jars are better than one. A balance thing, I guess!

Here we are adding little plants to the jars.

Here we are adding little plants to the jars.

Ooh, someone needs a manicure!

Ooh, someone needs a manicure!

Adding more plants...

Adding more plants...

There! Just right!

There! Just right!

Ok, a little too much dirt, probably, but they're done!

Ok, a little too much dirt, probably, but they're done!

Proud of his creation.

Proud of his creation.

The little animals that didn't go inside get to play on top of the terrariums.

The little animals that didn't go inside get to play on top of the terrariums.

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