For some reason, they have always fascinated me.
Doesn't take much, huh?
I was on the lookout for
Oops sorry, Lily's been rubbing off on me.
So, when I just happened by a Goodwill store and spied the largest Mason jar thatyoueverdidsee, I immediately thought of a terrarium.
Ok, honestly, my first thought was, "How the heck can you fit that in a water bath canner?"
And, then I realized that it was just for decoration.
Color me shocked when I saw that they wanted $46 for it.
I think I made a not so very nice face at that one.
Then, I went home and checked online.
And discovered that their asking price was not totally out of line.
Just out of my line.
Cuz I'm cheap like that.
I waited patiently until it went 1/2 off.
$23, although still high, inmyhumbleopinion, was easier to swallow.
She is 18" high and very heavy.
She was also filled with a bunch of sand, seashells and rocks which I removed.
Isn't she purdy?
Then, I gathered my supplies.
I rinsed off a bunch of rocks that I bought in a bag.
They were very dir-tay.
After putting down a thin layer of rocks, I put in a layer of activated charcoal.
This is to keep it from smelling yucky.
I found the charcoal in the aquarium supplies at Walmart.
I added a layer of green spanish moss.
Cuz, it's purdy.
But you can skip this step if you want to.