I am a huge fan of upcycling, and I couldn't resist buying this little baby shoe on a stand at a thrift store a while back. It had been covered in bronze-colored paint which had cracked and flaked badly, so I repainted it not only in bronze, but also splashes of copper, green and gold acrylics, and sealed the paint to keep it from chipping or cracking again. Around the shoe I placed three Western hemlock cones I gathered a while back from private land, and a bit of secondhand dried crafting moss that I had gotten from a thrift store, and above it a little metal stag charm. More of the moss went into the shoe itself, and in it I nestled a pair of Tillansdia, probably some species of Ionantha. Many hours and details went into getting this little planter just right, and I chose the plants from a highly respected shop here in Portland.
This little terrarium is incredibly easy to care for. No daily misting, as this could potentially cause mold to grow in the dried moss. Instead, all you have to do is soak the two Tillansdia in water for 2-3 hours every two weeks, and add a bit of organic plant fertilizer to the water during spring and fall. Let the plants air-dry on a towel, and then place them back in their mossy nests.
This terrarium measures 6 1/2" x 3 1/4" x 4" and will be shipped completely assembled in a medium-size flat rate priority box. Live plants may not be shipped outside of the U.S.