Terrarium Craft: Create 50 Magical, Miniature Worlds

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Timber Press, Apr 25, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 196 pages
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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!)


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User Review  - dkhpne - Overstock.com

I liked this book it was easy to understand the techniques were simple to do and I didnt make anything from it that wasnt attractive! Nice for gifts or to use as your own green decorations. Read full review

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User Review  - 2wonderY - LibraryThing

This is the next generation of terrarium composition and display. The Bryants introduce exotic and mundane elements and materials which are very appealing. Borrow this one again. Read full review


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About the author (2011)

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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