spring terrarium complete with bunnies

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I thought it would be fun to make a spring themed terrarium.

My vintage bunnies (who ironically have tails made out of rabbit fur, ew!) are a perfect addition.

This would make for an interesting easter centerpiece. No bunnies? Use fuzzy yellow chicks. Or, for a more sophisticated look,  a small nest with dyed quail eggs would be amazing.

Terrariums are very popular right now. Supplies are readily available at nurseries and plant stores. Look for the small plants in mini pots and most likely a selection of air plants (tillandsia) as well. There are amazing glass containers from unusual shapes to hanging vessels, and of course you may just have the perfect thing lying around the house like a vase, mason jar, or in my case a punch bowl!

I started with rocks, added soil, and then placed my plants in. I chose a few small succulents, a fern, baby  tears, and then for the springy part: muscari, mini daffodils, and ipheion.  Unfortunately, the bulb plants are short lived, so they will either have to be replaced (but can be replanted in your yard!) or the centerpiece assembled a couple of days before it is needed. Some moss, found objects, rocks, shells, etc., are all great additions. How about a carrot?

Portland has some great places to go for assembling terrariums like Artemesia and Pistils, and there's always the Portland Nursery.