Monday, August 15, 2011

BEACH TERRARIUMS....DO IT YOURSELF FUN...

I found a couple of beach terrariums while cruising the web recently and can't remember where I saw them so I decided to make 2 of my own  from memory using items I had around  the house and some of my own creavtivity. 

I tried to match the scale of the items so that the little theme seems more authentic.  Not sure if I accomplished this but I wanted to save money by sticking to what I already own.  Beach bonfire anyone???

When my husband and I traveled to Hawaii in May we saw a huge barnacle covered, white, anchor leaning up against a tree on the beach which inspired me to include the anchor in this little beach bonfire scene. 

I found the green Coca Cola bottle in my miniature collection

I picked up the small reclining beach chair at the Christmas Tree shop for less than 2 dollars.

The glass dome was purchased at Goodwill for less than $10.00 and the driftwood was found at various beaches in NJ.
I currently have them both in my dining room until Fall arrives.
   
I made the fence from tall ornamental grass stalks and a hot glue gun.  I tried to glue the crack in the wooden base but the glue is so obvious to me.


I brought the small bit of coral  back from one of the beaches in Hawaii.


Here I removed the piece of driftwood....not sure which I like better...

I found this beach chair at the Christmas Tree shop for less than a dollar....


I am not great with a hot glue gun as I am noticing the dried glue is visible...ooops!!!  Also, I will be linking up with Two Birds today for Inspiration Monday so check me later darlings.  Have a great Monday...it's sopping wet here in Southern N.J.




10 comments:

The Dainty Doll's House said...

Super cool, I remember making these as a kid, still like too! Glue guns are the best :))) Have a sweet day sunshine!! xx

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

brilliant! little pieces of paradise :)

Angela said...

these are too cute! what a fun project to always remind you of days on the beach :)

Mongs said...

I love this Dawn. this is so cute and creative. You're a genius!

love,mongs
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Shayla said...

Great little rainy day project - so creative! Hope you're feeling better doll. I can't wait to pop back and see your outfit for today. See you soon!!

kathy said...

LOVE IT!!!!! I NEVER WANT SUMMER TO END..

Claire said...

love this! my sister's friend's did something similar for a table center piece when my sister left for hawaii. this is very cute!

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a Bug and Bird said...

OH MY GOSH! these are outta this world adorable and amazing, what a great way to celebrate summer and have a beach with you at all times while still remembering certain beach trips... these pics are being saved in my "future projects" folder asap

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

these are really really amazing. i love it! Makes me think of my best friend who lives by the beach. She totally should make one of these.

Emilie said...

Gosh, these are so prettyy! i love diy and love looking at them, but most of the time i dont have enough effort to actually do it so good on you!

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