Terrarium Craft

Create 50 Magical, Miniature Worlds

Bryant Aiello, Amy

(Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Terrarium Craft
A terrarium is nothing less than a miniature world - one that you can create yourself. It might be a tiny rainforest, with lush foliage and bright tropical flowers. Or a desert, with strange succulents planted among colorful stones. Or a Victorian fernery. Or a minimalist composition with a single, perfect plant. Or it might not contain any plants at all. It might be made with crystals, feathers, bones, seashells, bits of wood, porcelain trinkets - anything that catches your fancy and helps create a mood or look. Whatever they contain, terrariums are the ultimate in modern, affordable, easy-care décor. Terrarium Craft features fifty original designs that you can re-create or use as inspiration for your own design. Each entry comes with clear step-by-step directions on how to assemble and care for your terrarium. You'll also find helpful information about selecting a container, using appropriate materials, choosing the right plants, and maintaining your terrarium. (Hint: It's easy! In fact, many terrariums are self-sustaining, requiring no maintenance whatsoever!) If you've always wanted to have a bit of nature in your own home, without the worry and labor of a garden, this book will show you exactly how to create your own unique, enchanting world. aste and style.
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 1604692340
Branch Call Number: 635.9824 B9154t 2011
Characteristics: 195 p. :,col. ill. ;,21 cm
Additional Contributors: Bryant, Kate


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Apr 21, 2012
  • SandyPhillips34 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I disagree. I was thrilled to see this book in the library! Sadly, I had just thrown away an old, cracked goldfish bowl from my childhood, then I thought I can recycle it! You can use old mason jars, vases and candle holders. I found Home Depot has better prices and selection of succulents than the nearby nursery. (They also had cacti) I looked for pots with several stalks then separated the roots. The small size was $3 and one had three plants in it! With shells gathered over the years (and kids rock collections) we made terrariums for Easter presents. The Jade plant I bought had so many divisions I had leftovers. So, we found more glass vessels in other basements and made more for an upcoming auction. Shortly after that Hobby Lobby had their vases and floral glass half off. Needless to say we made more! :) ps: I read that succulents start with only one leaf. So, when I was trimming my plants to be symmetrical I saved the leaves and stuck them in a little pot of dirt. Still waiting to see if works. Bottom line is you can a nice terrarium for $5!

Dec 20, 2011
  • DragonRhapsody rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Beautiful terrariums, decent written descriptions for how to put them together. But the objects to purchase or find to put the terrariums together would be super expensive. As beautiful as this art piece is, it's not a budget based terrarium craft book.


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