Last night I was searching for terrariums and I came across equine terrariums – and fell in love. I immediately knew I totally wanted to make one of these – now that I have made one I may just make more! This was fun, quick and thanks to Dollar Tree – inexpensive.
Here’s what I used:
A celebration bowl (terrarium) from the wedding section – plastic not glass
Two bags or rocks for the bottom of the bowl – layer at the bottom of the bowl. The bags are two different sizes of rocks – the smaller size fills in between the larger size.
Four bags of white sand (snow) – layer on top of the rocks. Much of the sand will fill in between the rocks which is why it takes 4 bags.
A car ashtray cup – I know that seems strange. I threw out the cup part and kept the top portion to hold our hay.
One bag of boulder like rocks – we only used 1/3 of the bag.
One bag of hay-like moss (not green moss). This stuff is really messy. We only used around 1/10th of the bag.
One bag of horses from the toy section – we only used half of them. Some of them were not real enough looking to include but we used five of them and that was plenty.
Total purchase at Dollar Tree – $11
There were two non Dollar Tree items I used. I needed something for a water trough so I used an old protein powder scoop and cut off the handle.
Plus for a winter terrarium I wanted the horses to have blankets. I cut off a really narrow edge of a towel and used a glue gun to glue the blankets on the horses.
Now that I wanted this so bad – my daughter did too! So it is in her room. The good news is I can make another even less expensively because I have plenty of the hay moss left and plenty of the boulders. I may just make another for my office!