For Mother's Day this year, we made my mom, or "Nana" to the boys, a terrarium, and we decided to make our own while we were at it. I found this book at the library, but instructions abound all over the internet. All it really takes is some gravel, some charcoal for drainage, and some fresh potting soil. We planted a two fern varieties and an African violet, but there are loads of other options. There are certainly prettier, more elaborate terrariums to be made for sure, but this simple one felt right for our little zebra friend, who now lives inside it happily (I hope). I love and need plants in my house, but I can't always be counted on to water them (hence our abundance of succulents), so I'm hoping that the terrarium instructions are right in that the only way I can kill it is to water it too much. We shall see.