Alissa at mewpaperarts.com recently put together a gorgeous wardian case-type terrarium. I love the size and the top little cupola. Very cute!
First we lined the bottom with tin foil to keep the majority of moisture off the metal base. Than a layer of pea-gravel (which was in a fresh bag) was rinsed and placed in the bottom...
We added four plants–an indestructible philodendron, a miniature orchid, an arrowroot plant and an unidentifiable cactus-y/aloe-y looking thing.