Back in December, I wrote about creative ways to display nature collections. I will get to show off these collections and teach a bit about rock collecting at my local library in July. I feel so excited to share my hobby with my community. In preparation for my presentation, I thought I would come up with some more pretty ways to display the rocks and fossils I have collected with my family.
Terrariums have become very popular over the past few years. They are easy to customize with found treasures or souvenirs from travels. I really like this terrarium tutorial from A Beautiful Mess. Elsie picked some beautiful crystals to include in her terrarium. I have tried making terrariums a few times in the past five years, but they have all failed.
I found this terrarium at Aldi a couple of weeks ago for $5. So far, I have managed to keep it alive. I have learned the importance of using a spray bottle to water air plants and succulents. I feel a little annoyed with this one because everything is glued together. This prevents me from switching out the rocks. I may eventually try to pull it apart, but I wanted to make sure I can keep the plants alive first.
I also found this plastic hanging terrarium at my Dollar Tree. I want to get an air plant or two for it and find some cool fossils to display in it. If my family and I make it down south for a weekend, we should be able to find some fossils.
Pretty glass boxes have also become trendy. I found this pretty brass one on clearance at Meijer this week. Hobby Lobby has also started carrying terrariums. I especially like this one. I hope you have enjoyed seeing some pretty ways to use rocks and other natural elements for decor.