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Tiny Verdant Worlds

by Chani West-Foyle, Marketing Associate on January 7, 2011

in Gardening

I think it’s been noted here before, but I am a big fan of terrariums. I already have several in my house and have made many as gifts, but I’m always on the lookout for fun materials, unique bowls and jars, and can’t-live-without tiny plants. Needless to say, I am really looking forward to the release of our upcoming book Terrarium Craft.

And who wouldn’t be? With fun projects like A Girl’s Best Friend, Eternal Flame, and Bird by Bird and ideas galore for creating your own, anyone with even a passing interest in creating a tiny world of plants is likely to find something. I currently have a taller glass jar with a curved top that I’ve been looking to fill. It was a $2 bargain a a local thrift store I couldn’t pass up. Here’s a few finished projects from the book that I’m considering copying or using as inspiration.

This one has a tiny Victrola hidden among the moss and hematite sand. I don’t have a Victrola, but I do have a tiny toy soldier that needs a fun home.

The simplicity of this terrarium is striking. The plant? A propeller vine.

The combination of sand, plants, and seashells are almost as calming as the actual coastline. A perfect terrarium for a quiet nook?

I’ll take a picture of whatever I end of making and post it. I can only hope it ends up as lovely as one of these!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Elaine January 11, 2011 at 5:50 am

I love terrariums. That last one is especially pretty.

2 Matti January 12, 2011 at 10:58 am

Gorgeous combinations. Can’t wait until Terrarium Craft comes out in May. Matti

3 Jonah Holland January 13, 2011 at 11:36 am

These are incredibly beautiful! Thank you for sharing them. Inspiring!

4 Theresa Loe January 27, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Oh my! I cannot wait for this book. The terrariums in the photos are so sculptural and zen at the same time. I can’t WAIT for this one!!

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