Terrarium Craft: Create 50 Magical, Miniature Worlds

Terrarium Craft: Create 50 Magical, Miniature Worlds


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Terrarium Craft: Create 50 Magical, Miniature Worlds by Amy Bryant Aiello, Kate Bryant

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!)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604692341
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/11/2011
Pages: 196
Sales rank: 505,635
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Amy Bryant Aiello studied photography and installation art at PNCA in Portland, Oregon, where she and her husband own Artemisia (artemisiaon28th.com), a popular boutique specializing in terrariums, indoor gardens, and fine art.

Kate Bryant lives and gardens in Portland, Oregon. She has contributed to gardening books, newspapers, and magazines including Portland Monthly, in which her column and gardening blog, Plantwise, are featured.

Kate Baldwin is a food and lifestyle photographer in Seattle, Washington, whose work appears frequently in advertisements, magazines, and books, and can be seen at www.katebaldwinphotography.com.

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Terrarium Craft 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
timetravel More than 1 year ago
My love for terrariums goes back to the 1970s when those large, spaceship-style plastic orbs were so popular. Terrarium Craft by Amy Bryant Aiello and Kate Bryant is a wonderful book that has inspired me to bring some updated terrariums back into my home. What I liked most about the book is that that the authors' creations are from found materials. Instead of expensive Wardian cases, this book shows how to create beautiful scenes from a variety of glass objects you may have around the house or something you will be able to pick up at a thrift store. The authors provide good instructions for choosing containers and the proper planting materials to provide for a healthy environment for added plants. There are many pages of inspiration for natural and unique materials to add beauty and charm to the desired scene. Plants and mosses are also explained. There are full-page sized photographs of most of the designs. I especially appreciate the photographs that show step-by-step how to assemble the terrarium. There are 50 terrarium projects with a list of contents and instructions for assembly. They are divided into four groups based on inspiration - Forest, Beach, Desert, and Fantasy. If you are not a plant person, some of these are so pretty that you don't need to add plants! Just in case you don't have time to hunt and gather supplies, there is a list of resources to purchase a variety of plants, mosses, and décor. This is a wonderful book for inspiration and instructions for creating terrariums. It would also make a nice gift book.
flowerclub More than 1 year ago
Our group learned a lot from this book. None had done terrariums before & we made over 20. The suggestions, pictures, resources given in this book were a great help.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful pictures! Projects are so creative yet anyone can put them together.
texasbelleTX More than 1 year ago
presented in a colorful format. If you are "into" terrariums this is the book!
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ElJayMills More than 1 year ago
The various categories and ideas certainly sparked my imagination! If only every 'recipe' didn't start with 'clean the glass inside and out'. After that it's all good.
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