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Terrarium Craft: Create 50 Magical, Miniature Worlds

By Amy Bryant Aiello and Kate Bryant

Photographs by Kate Baldwin

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.


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!)

If you’ve always wanted to have a bit of nature in your own home, without the worry and labor of a garden, this book will show you exactly how to create your own unique, enchanting world. aste and style.


Media reviews

"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."


"Provide[s] examples of how to turn a common houseplant into a striking showpiece."

Washington Gardener

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


"Stunning projects."

West Coast Crafty

"Terrariums are back, but in much more stylish forms than their aquarium-type predecessors."

Akron Beacon Journal

"Original and fun [with] tons of 'why didn’t I think of that?' ideas."

Fresh Home

"Encourage[s] creativity and spontaneity. Recommended for indoor gardeners and crafters alike."

Library Journal

"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."


"A bevy of beautiful designs. The trouble will be choosing just one. The solution: Do several."


"Crafty brown thumbs will appreciate the projects."


"These terrarium projects will be perfect for next fall/winter when I can’t get outside to play in the garden!"

Danger Garden blog

About the authors

Amy Bryant Aiello

Amy Bryant Aiello studied installation art and photography at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon, where she and her husband own Artemisia, a popular boutique specializing in terrariums, indoor gardens, and fine art.

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Kate Bryant

Kate Bryant lives and gardens in Portland, Oregon. She has contributed to gardening books, newspapers, and magazines including Portland Monthly, where her column, Dig, and gardening blog, Plantwise, appear.

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