Terrarium Craft: Create 50 Magical, Miniature Worlds

Terrarium Craft: Create 50 Magical, Miniature Worlds

Amy Bryant Aiello

Language: English

Pages: 196

ISBN: 1604692340

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

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!)

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Haworthia-leaved aloe prefers part shade to bright filtered light. Maintain the terrarium in a window that receives just dappled morning sun and stringently avoid any direct, particularly hot, afternoon sun. Water every 1 to 2 weeks by pouring 1/2 cup of water around the roots of the plant. Fertilize every few weeks with quarter-strength balanced fertilizer. Tip Pick up glass and hold it level when watering so the sand doesn’t shift forward. LAVENDER AND LACE This sweet, seemingly.

Environment, as they are not likely to thrive for long without fresh, buoyant air. THE FOUNDATION: SOIL, SAND, AND GRAVEL Soil, sand, or gravel is the substrate, or foundation, of the terrarium. Choosing the right foundation is important, not only from a visual perspective (setting up a pleasing contrast or harmony with the other terrarium materials) but also for achieving conceptual accord. Whether your terrarium is inspired by the forest, the sea, the desert, or some fantastical world,.

Plant weekly (or whenever soil dries out to the touch) by slowly pouring 1/2 cup of water onto the roots of the plant. Use a weak solution of quarter-strength fertilizer every other week during spring and summer. Tip This design depends on a perfect plant! Groom plant carefully, pulling out any damaged leaves—or leaving them if they look interestingly withered. Just be careful about poking the fleshy foliage with anything sharp, as such damage shows up permanently. Also, excessive handling.

Where they can be appreciated every day. If you don’t have any found shells, you can buy beautiful nautilus, conch, or mixed shells (as well as sea urchins and sea fans) at your local terrarium shop, online, or at shell purveyors. Be aware that it’s the rare perfect, whole shell that is sustainably harvested: chances are, if it’s intact, it was harvested with a living sea creature inside. MATERIALS ON WOOD, CLOCKWISE FROM TINY MIXED SHELLS (IN TRAY, TOP): green sea urchins, mixed white.

Dried bugs Ornamental grass flower stalks NON-NATURAL MATERIAL IDEAS Fish hooks Small and medium clear glass bubbles Handmade paper decorations and old books Variously sized old bottles Small decorative birds and silk flowers Gold and silver hoop earrings and sparkly old brooches Old theater light bulbs Vintage bronze beads and French flower beads Porcelain trinkets, brass candleholders, and hand-carved Mexican houses Jute twine, gold thread, and vintage string PLANTS AND PLANT.

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