The other day I was on Amazon looking for something when Amazon said “Hey, Stace, I bet you would like these moss balls!” And I thought, “Amazon, you know me pretty well. We’ve been through a lot together. You have always been so good to me. Why would you think I wanted moss balls? What ARE moss balls?”
But then I got curious and I clicked on them. I thought they were cute.
And I started to ponder what I could do with these little water moss balls that were actually living and growing plants.
And I thought, why not an underwater terrarium!
Luffy Marimo Moss Balls (affiliate)
I started a new thing called Fun Finds last month. Last month I shared my spice jars. I wasn’t going to blog about my moss balls originally. I bought them a few months ago. But I have actually really loved them and thought you might, too.
If you follow me on instagram then you know I found these glass bottles at IKEA the other day. I asked you for ideas of what I could use them for. You had some great ideas, but then I had a light bulb moment and knew it was the new home for my moss balls. I swear I remember there being two sizes of bottles, but don’t quote me on that. I did have all four kids with me and was distracted. The IKEA website only shows the larger size. I bought the smaller one(if it exists…). I loved the shape of these bottles!
@StacyRisenmay via instagram
I added some sand from our trip to Bear Lake and some of the little shells we found there. If you have ever been to Bear Lake then you know that there are millions and millions of these tiny shells all over the shore.
Not only is this a fun terrarium to put on my desk, but it will remind me of our vacation. My boys are actually petitioning to have it in their room so I may need to make more :)
I also have clear plastic Christmas bulbs I got at the craft store. I think it would be cute to fill them with rocks or sand and moss balls and then hang them! I usually take off the metal part and tie string or twine to hang them with so they look less ornament-y. The moss balls could go in any clear container with water and the possibilities are almost endless.
Here is an ornament that I filled with shells and then tied string to. I did this project for my book. Now I wish I would have known about moss ball back them!
Would you ever make a water terrarium?