Any chance I get to go to my friend Annie’s home I take it, or ask for it rather! Her home was the perfect backdrop for these glass terrariums that we wanted to make. I knew that she would also have great ideas and give me reassurance that our terrariums were up to par since she writes a blog too, Most Lovely Things and has an amazing sense of style.
She welcomed us with a little greeting on her front door that she wrote with a pen like THIS.
We headed right to her backyard to get working on our glass terrariums. My girls were very excited for this project.
We have been reading this book series by Robert Beatty. Serafina and the Black Cloak is the first book in the series and the second one is Serafina and the Twisted Staff. I thought my eight year old daughter wouldn’t want to read them because they seemed a little scary, she thinks Harry Potter movies are too scary and I can see why she thinks that. Serafina series are more of a mystery and she thinks Serafina is a pretty brave strong girl. We actually have been reading them together and I have really enjoyed the series and the plot.
Serafina and her Father secretly live in the basement of the Biltmore Estate. Her Father is the maintenance man. She was told…
“Never go into the deep parts of the forest, for there are many dangers there, and they will ensnare your soul.”
This quote inspired our glass forest terrariums.
These are the supplies we used for our glass terrariums-
I found the black dirt at Home Depot along with the plants
We wanted them to feel like Serafina’s forest. The miniature bunny, deer and mushrooms were our favorite little additions. The string lights also make for the sweetest night light in the girls bedroom. They took their terrariums right to their room as soon as we got home.
This one was Lola’s, my five year olds. She created a little path with the marble rocks. I planted the plants and made them on a hill by filling the dirt more on one side. She needed a little more guidance, if it was up to her it would have been like a big soup…everything mixed up, but did a great job and enjoyed the project.
This terrarium is Ella’s, my eight year olds. Annie found the moss in her yard on the base of some trees. It really completed it.
Ella reading the newest released book of the Robert Beaty’s series, Serafina and the Twisted Staff. It was just released on July 12th and she has really been excited to read it (honestly I wanted her to wait to read it with me). It has been a fun summer read.
Loved this chalkboard that Annie hung on her tree. She said they use it as a score board for the games they play in their backyard.
Wasn’t her home the perfect setting? We felt like we were in the forest with all her lovely trees and plants.
Thank you Disney-Hyperion for sponsoring this post. We love this book series. We are giving away both books in the series you can Enter to Win HERE.