Terrarium Craft: Create 50 Magical, Miniature Worlds

Terrarium Craft: Create 50 Magical, Miniature Worlds

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by Amy Bryant Aiello, Kate Bryant
     
 

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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

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

Dominique Browning
Aiello and Bryant…have a knack for creating magical moments…
—The New York Times Book Review
The Oregonian
Terrarium Craft earned our admiration not only because of the elegance of design by Aiello and photos by Kate Baldwin, but also for the clarity brought to step-by-step instructions.
Washington Gardener
a bevy of beautiful designs. The trouble will be choosing just one. The solution: Do several.
Dwell - Bonnie Poquette
“Simple growing tips and chic design know-how in an easy-to-follow, lovely-to-read format. Creating your own terrarium will definitely be next on your crafty to-do list.”

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"Terrarium Craft will provide examples of how to turn a common houseplant into a striking showpiece."
Dwell
“Simple growing tips and chic design know-how in an easy-to-follow, lovely-to-read format. Creating your own terrarium will definitely be next on your crafty to-do list.”

SharingNaturesGarden.com
Spark[s] your creativity and inspire[s] you to make your own magical little glass world.
CTLPerformingArts.com
Crafty brown thumbs will appreciate the projects.
Fresh Home
Original and fun [with] tons of “why didn’t I think of that?” ideas.
Danger Garden Blog
These terrarium projects will be perfect for next fall/winter when I can’t get outside to play in the garden!
West Coast Crafty
Stunning projects.
Akron Beacon Journal
Terrariums are back, but in much more stylish forms than their aquarium-type predecessors.
Library Journal
Few terrarium books have been published in recent years, but many glass gardening enthusiasts persisted past the 1970s, and they will enjoy the 50 projects in this book—updated terrariums evocative of forests, beaches, deserts, and fantasies. Projects break the mold of traditional, covered, humid terrariums and have a modern look even when incorporating antiques or mementos. As in any good craft book, each project includes at least one large, stunning photograph, a materials list, and enumerated directions. Crafty brown thumbs will appreciate the inclusion of maintenance advice for each completed project. The resource list is helpful for locating supplies not found locally, but suggested substitutions are readily given since the authors encourage creativity and spontaneity. Aiello is the owner of Artemisia (a Portland, OR, boutique specializing in indoor gardening) and Bryant is a columnist for Portland Monthly. Some projects incorporate succulents, a plant group excluded from Tovah Martin's The New Terrarium, which offers fewer projects but more thoroughly discusses plants, containers, history, and resources. VERDICT Recommended for indoor gardeners and crafters alike.—Bonnie Poquette, Milwaukee

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604693096
Publisher:
Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/25/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
196
Sales rank:
202,863
File size:
13 MB
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