D.I.Y. Wine Glass Terrarium

Crafty is as crafty does.

I am no doubt sealing my fate with this statement but I am not crafty y'all. People always assume I am because I am creative and funky, but alas, I am not the one with a glue gun. I prefer to stimulate the economy by purchasing the hand-made goods of artisans. Skilled and talented artisans. However, this post will reveal some moderate D.I.Y. results. I will share the idea and fully expect any and all of you to take it and run with it, much bigger and bolder than I did. But here goes.....

 
 And if you are wondering what the base is: a bottle top. Another resourceful hack from my honey:)

And if you are wondering what the base is: a bottle top. Another resourceful hack from my honey:)

I cannot take credit for the idea. It was my sweetie, a committed D.I.Y.'er who grows plants, rides a bike even in winter in Chicago and resists capitalism at every turn. So impressive! 

You will need...

For this venture, you will need some supplies. Stuff from the ground, as in nature. My masterpiece contains broken bark, a bit of moss and some tiny air-plants. If you do not have some already, you can purchase at most plant stores these days. Or ask a green-thumb friend to help you out.  I also added a cork, as you will note. I said I wasn't crafty, but I sure as hell am thematic. I love a theme. Especially if it is wine related. Clearly you can use any materials you deem appropriate. So get to crafting!

 

 

 Aerial view. Apparently the cork was from a Sancerre. Well played!

Aerial view. Apparently the cork was from a Sancerre. Well played!

The general premise.

Have you ever broken the stem off of a wine glass? Well I have. A few times. It always brings up that tension of not wanting to just toss it because the globe is still in tact. Well it just so happens that we are, my friends, "living in the age of terrarium". Air-plant terrariums. They are everywhere. I almost hit my head on a low hanging one in a card shop the other day. You can buy them, for a range of prices, up to the big bucks, OR you can make your own! This is usually when I nod and smile and try to politely back out of the conversation. Remember? Not crafty. Oh, but I kind of am. More to the point of all the non-crafty claims: if I can do it, you can do it.