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Terrarium Craft

Create 50 Magical, Miniature Worlds

By Amy Bryant Aiello Kate Bryant Kate Baldwin

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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Review quotes
“Recommended for indoor gardeners and crafters alike.” —Library Journal

“Terrariums are back, but in much more stylish forms than their aquarium-type predecessors.” —Akron Beacon Journal

“This how-to book is delightful [and] inspirational.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Beautiful photographs, creative designs and thorough instructions.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“Provide[s] examples of how to turn a common houseplant into a striking showpiece.” —Washington Gardener

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…a bevy of beautiful designs. The trouble will be choosing just one. The solution: Do several.” —The Oregonian

“Original and fun [with] tons of “why didn’t I think of that?” ideas.” —Fresh Home

“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.” —Dwell Magazine

“Stunning projects.” —West Coast Crafty

“Spark[s] your creativity and inspire[s] you to make your own magical little glass world.” —

“Terrarium projects perfect for next fall/winter when I can’t get outside to play in the garden!” —Danger Garden Blog
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May 11, 2011