Book Review: Terrarium Craft: Create 50 Magical, Miniature WorldsTerrariums. Teeny, tiny worlds filled with pretty stones, soft sand and tiny living plants. A beach scene might include some found driftwood and seashells, while twigs and moss will be more prominent in a forest scene. They’re beautiful to look at and gratifying to create. They’re amazing conversation pieces and guests in your home can’t help but smile as they peer through the glass into the tiny world inside.

Book Review: Terrarium Craft: Create 50 Magical, Miniature WorldsCrafters and non-crafters alike will love the sense of accomplishment that comes with building one of these tiny worlds. If you haven’t made a terrarium yet, the book Terrarium Craft: Create 50 Magical, Miniature Worlds is an ideal starting point. Within its pages are stunning photographs of micro scenes, explanations of supplies needed, and plenty of step by step instructions that are easy to follow.

Book Review: Terrarium Craft: Create 50 Magical, Miniature WorldsThe book is sectioned into three main parts: supplies, themes and resources. The chapter titled Practical Matters takes you through the various supplies you can use to build your terrarium. From sand and dirt to succulent plants and every seashell, pebble and piece of moss in between. The explanations and wide array of supply options, along with their photos, are fabulous. Many of the supplies you’ll use are items you can find in nature.

Book Review: Terrarium Craft: Create 50 Magical, Miniature WorldsThe themes I refer to are the four chapters titled Forest, Beach, Desert, and Fantasy Terrariums. Each section is packed with beautiful photos depicting tiny worlds, some with miniature creatures like deer or birds, others with sparkling gem stones or minuscule houses. Each theme has several tutorials with a total of 50 projects.

Book Review: Terrarium Craft: Create 50 Magical, Miniature WorldsThe book doesn’t leave you ready to get started but without resources. At the end of the chapters you’ll find a listing of websites and stores where terrarium supplies can be purchased. As mentioned earlier, many of your supplies can be found in nature and in thrift stores and consignment shops. However, there are store keepers that cater to the terrarium lover and are ready to supply you to the nines.

Book Review: Terrarium Craft: Create 50 Magical, Miniature WorldsEven if you open this book, gawk at the photos and never actually build a terrarium, it’s good enough eye candy that it will make a lovely coffee table book. However, if you’re ready to try your hand at building a tiny world, this is a great place to start.

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Terrarium Craft: Create 50 Magical, Miniature Worlds is written by Amy Bryant Aiello, Kate Bryant, photographed by Kate Baldwin, and was published through Timber Press, Inc. All photos in this post are copyright Timber Press, Inc. and were used with permission.

Book Review: Terrarium Craft: Create 50 Magical, Miniature Worlds

By Amanda Formaro




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  1. Rosalyn on January 21, 2012 6:24 am

    I want that book, I want that book, I want that book..oh the beauty of it…and the wonderful information. I can see the cutest terrarium/// love the book soooooooooooo much that I have gone ahead and put it on my amazon wish list, but hope I win it. Thank u.

  2. Connie Berlin on January 21, 2012 9:17 am

    I have thougt of making these small worlds – but haven’t gotten around to it. I think this book is the perfect inspiration and HEALING tool. Looking into and creating a miniature setting of your own, helps decrease stress and has a variety of influences on healing the body and emotions. Children as well as adults can receive these benefits – It’s a small world after-all as they say! Thank you for creating this book

  3. Wendy-Lou on January 21, 2012 10:08 am

    I would LOVE to win this book ( :

  4. Sue on January 21, 2012 5:07 pm

    I love looking at miniature worlds and drawing them. I like working small and this would be something different then working with fibers and paper. I’ve always wanted to try but didn’t have the knowledge to do it. This book looks like the answer . Couldn’t think of a better way to start the new year than to learn something entirely new. What wonderful gifts they would make. Thank you.

  5. Melody on January 21, 2012 7:49 pm

    I have made two terrariums inspired from memories of my childhood that held a lot of trial and error and trial. I so wanted to get it right to kindle those memories, one quick look of this book and I knew it was written for me and lovers of our natural world. Please count me in for the giveaway.

  6. Monique on January 21, 2012 9:30 pm

    I would love to win this book. I started making terrariums as holiday gifts and I am addicted!

  7. Amanda Formaro on January 22, 2012 6:25 am

    Please note, commenting on this post (while very nice) :) will not enter you in the giveaway! Please be sure to click the link within the post to go to the actual giveaway and leave a comment there. Thanks!

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