Monday, December 30, 2013

Mini Glass Garden

i love putting together gifts and this one was especially fun because the idea struck while i was standing in the store aisle, so it could be tested on the spot.  i love succulents + mercury glass and thought together they would be beautiful inside a glass cloche.   the result was an unexpected and beautiful mini garden for my parents... 

target style #134 - mini mercury glass garden
[smith & hawken glass cloche + three candle holders]

the succulents were from home depot, but you could obviously use any plants you wanted.
the good thing about this gift -  if the recipient doesn't have a green thumb they still have
beautiful versatile pieces that can be separated again for candles, etc. 

we also made a little paper flag on a skewer [not pictured] and stuck it in the middle.
an easy way to make this gift personalized with whatever message you want,
even enlisting kids to write or draw something would be sweet i think.

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