This project was not complicated at all. I had a small silver vase from flowers given to me when I gave birth to our daughter and I purchased the small fish bowl from a local thrift shop for $.35.
I just inverted the flower vase and glued the two pieces together using the E6000 glue that I purchased from Michaels. You can add some glass marbles and a tealight for a cute centerpiece or you can also simply use this as a fish bowl (if the bowl is new and hasn’t been washed with soap).
My son helped to put together the terrarium pictured above. For directions on putting together your own terrarium see:
Directions for project: https://ourartsyfartsyfamily.com/2016/08/13/diy-terracotta-fairy-house/
Plant: Mossy Stonecrop Sedum
I can’t wait to plant a cute fern or flower in this. This was pretty simple and quick to put together, even with my limited painting skills.
Terra cotta pieces – purchased from Henery Hardware
Decorative Door – Michaels
Marbles – Dollar store or Michaels (I had some left over from a previous project. Actually purchased mine from a local thrift store).
Glue for terra cotta, door and marbles – E6000 from Michaels
1 – Paint each terra cotta piece.
2 – Seal pieces with a clear coat of spray enamel. (This planter is going outside in the mini garden I’m creating and I don’t want the paint to get washed away by the rain).
3 – Glue the two bottom pieces together. Leave the top pot free. It’ll be much easier to place a plant in it.
4 – Next, glue the door and marbles to the front of the bottom piece.
I love to paint! I have oodles and oodles of paints. It’s one of the many art supplies I love to hoard. I someday hope to take a painting course at our local college but in the meantime I use Pinterest and Bob Ross videos for ideas and tips. You have to love Bob Ross and his “happy little trees”.
Here is my latest piece where I used very little of my oodles and oodles of collected paints. Yes, it’s a rock! It’s my first painted rock for a group in our community. The members of the group paint rocks and hide them for others in the community to find. Whoever finds the rocks can keep them or re-hide them for someone else to find. Such a great way to promote creativity and art within our community. Especially for the young children. A lot of people post pictures of the rocks they have been finding on the Facebook group page. It’s awesome to see all the great smiles and all the different artwork. I can’t wait to paint more rocks with my children and hide them.
I’ve created a Pinterest board just for painted rocks. So many ideas! I love it!