Create your own unique, enchanting world with terrariums — whether tiny, lush rainforests; succulents dotting a miniature, colorful desert; or even a whimsical design
with no plants at all. Terrarium Craft tells you everything you need to assemble and care for your
terrarium, and features fifty original projects you can re-create or use as inspiration for your own design.
Ready to get started? Enter to win the ultimate terrarium package from Timber Press, which includes a signed copy of Terrarium Craft, a terrarium kit (including bowl, airplant, sand, moss, and more), and a personalized how-to video from the Terrarium Craft authors — see more below.
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It's everything you need to get started with your first terrarium, or to perfect your craft!
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.
This elegant piece is the Marilyn Monroe of the terrarium world — fluffy, soft, curvy, and spiked with sass — a definite show-stopper and larger-than-life experience. Layers of ermine-white sand, nubbly pebble, smooth river rock, jewel-like sea urchin, raw fluorite rock, and downy clumps of moss are topped with a superstar succulent to create a sparkly, almost edible vision of sensual abundance.
Find the materials and instructions for this terrarium on our blog.
Materials to use
Be creative and green! Rummage for materials that can be repurposed into something beautiful. Use our list for inspiration and see what you can add on your own:
- Driftwood, twigs, and branches
- Unique seed pods
- Dried plants and flowers
- Fungus, lichens, and moss
- Dried butterflies or other bugs
- Unusual rocks and gemstones
Find more ideas for materials on our blog.
What type of plant can you grow in your terrarium? Airplants! Tillandsias, a type of airplant and relative of the pineapple, are perfect for use in terrariums. In nature, these beautiful specimens exist suspended from trees, rocks, and even telephone wires (as well as our fantastic prize package — see photo at left)!
Tillandsias can grow just about anywhere for a month or so. But for optimal health, position them in your terrarium so that they have plenty of air circulation, bright natural light and humidity or moisture. Two spots in your home that naturally meet most of these requirements are the bathroom and the kitchen.
Find information on growing tillandsias on our blog.
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third party. The contest closed on June 30, 2011, and winners were randomly selected. We contacted the winners soon after the close of the contest. No purchase was
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