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Terrarium Craft

Create 50 Magical, Miniature Worlds

Amy Bryant Aiello, Kate Bryant, Kate Baldwin (By (photographer))


List Price: 19.95*
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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!)

Praise For Terrarium Craft: Create 50 Magical, Miniature Worlds

“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

Timber Press, 9781604692341, 196pp.

Publication Date: May 11, 2011

About the Author

Amy Bryant Aiello studied photography and installation art at PNCA in Portland, Oregon, where she and her husband own Artemisia (, 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