Friday, February 13, 2015

She's Crafty | Tiny World Terrariums

Spring is nearly upon us and it's time to think about growing plants, iiifff that's the sort of thing you're into. Me? I don't have much of a green thumb. I know my way around a potted plant but transplanting and pruning, seasonal timetables and the fine art of growing the perfect tomato? None of that has ever been my, "thing".

However, I can get behind growing a little garden in a terrarium.
ter·rar·i·um noun \tə-ˈrer-ē-əm\ : a glass or plastic box that is used for growing plants or keeping small animals indoors.
Thank you, Merriam Webster
Oh, and lucky me, terrarium gardening is making a big comeback at the craft stores! This time around the trend in terrarium gardening is to make tiny little scenes from tiny little fantasy worlds out of the typical terrarium contents like moss, soil, rocks, plants, and water with a tiny little upgrade, the creative application of miniatures. Of course, you also have to put your little garden in a container that would look at home in your local apothecaries office circa 1880 or Pottery Barn.

Brandy Snifter Terrarium with Cow by Josh Leo. Some Rights Reserved.

To get the low down on the basics I requested the book, Tiny World Terrariums by Michelle Inciarrano and Katy Maslow from Link+. 

Tiny Worlds is beautifully designed and the information is well-organized and easy to navigate, which is incredibly important in a craft book. The photography, done by Robert Wright, is fantastic and Wright does a great job of showcasing the tiny worlds the authors Michelle Inciarrano and Katy Maslow have created. Jam-packed with inspiration and helpful resources, Tiny World Terrariums is a great guide to building a tiny living world of your very own. Step by step, Inciarrano and Maslow guide you along the path to terrarium success. Which is good, I need all the help I can get to create my very own Bag End in a jar.


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