I built two terrariums over the weekend. Picking up all the stuff for it was a pain, but the actually assembly was relatively easy. I brought one of my new creations into work for my desk. Almost everyone who walks by my office comments on it. This is typically how the exchange goes:
Co-worker: What is that?
Me: It's a Terrarium.
Co-worker: Like in 5th grade science class?
Me: Yes, except it's all the rage right now. Haven't you heard?
Back to the "How-To". The larger of the two containers was a Christmas present from my mother (she knew I wanted to build a terrarium). The second I picked up a Home Goods. The majority of supplies - Pebbles, Moss, Potting Soil and Plants - I picked up at a local nursery. The odd item to find was activated carbon. My instructions said to go to an aquarium shop....right like I know where one of those is located. Good new, it can also be picked up from any pet shop. To build it you simply layer the items:
2. Activated Carbon
4. Potting Soil
I am going to give them a couple of months and see how they do. Pending all goes well, I plan to make more for gifts or maybe even to sell. I have been shocked at the positive interest I have received for them.