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  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang; 1 edition (May 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584799641
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584799641
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,769 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Katy Maslow and Michelle Inciarrano own the Brooklyn-based company Twig Terrariums, through which they run popular terrarium workshops and sell DIY kits and finished terrariums nationwide. Their work has been featured in the New York Times and on the blog Design*Sponge. Visit twigterrariums.com.


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Very informative, great instructions and pictures.
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My friend will get a lot of use out of this book....I may even get one for myself!
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I love all of the terrariums and the information in this book.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By caroline! on April 21, 2012
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ooh i get to write the first review. i just stumbled into the world of terraring and was looking for a book to learn the basics and get some inspiration. from the cover it seemed like Tiny World was geared towards the kind i had in mind - ones that incorporate figures to make fun, scenic worlds - and it is. i think this book did a great job of explaining how to create terrariums in a direct step-by-step manner and now feel equipped to give terraring a try. the second half of the book is filled with photos of the many beautiful terrariums the authors have created (although they are kind of similar...), and each one comes with details about what was used so the reader can replicate them. the book is geared towards beginners, but could offer inspiration to anyone.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Tessa Khalaieff on June 20, 2012
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I've always loved plants. Gardens. Forests. Parks. The problem was; although I wanted, no needed, to have more green things on my life; I didn't have the space or the funding to actually create a plant-filled space for myself. I may have not been exactly blessed with a green thumb either.
I decided to try a new approach to "indoor gardening" and bought Tiny World Terrariums. Filled with great ideas, easy to follow instructions, and wonderful care tips; I finally have been able to create my own terrarium. And it's not dying. Hooray!
The part about this book that makes it more than just a terrarium how-to guide is how the authors have literally created their own miniature plant-filled worlds. Their terrarium illustrations show beautiful small scale scenes complete with tiny animals and people. And then they provide step by step instructions on how to recreate them! The creations are truly beautiful and completely elevate the idea of crafting a terrarium to so much more than just putting plants under glass.
I highly recommend this book: not only is it quite informative, but inspiring as well.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Nicole Carrico on June 20, 2012
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I've been talking about creating a terrarium for months now and was over the moon when my sister surprised me with this book. I had looked at some online guides and flipped through other books about getting started but was a little bit intimidated -- it seemed like this might really be HARD. This book resolved that fear entirely. The authors really break down the projects into simple, easy to follow instructions. The pictures are lovely and inspiring but what really made me happy was how detailed and richly imagined the "tiny worlds" were. Some of the other guides I've seen covered the basic "how to" stuff but left out the details that truly personalize your project and make the finished product shine. If you're looking for fresh ideas on containers, super actionable instructions and thoughtful suggestions for making your terrarium come alive, this is the book for you.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Laurie Hamilton VINE VOICE on May 3, 2012
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This is a great little book for those who like to build terrariums with miniature figures in them. There are lots of pictures and how to steps. I wasn't expecting a book completely dedicated to "scenes" in jars/terrariums as this isn't my thing.....but this is a lovely book for those who do.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Brad on March 6, 2013
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I thought this was a very comprehensive book with how to form and manage a terrarium and also giving some neat examples. It was very easy to follow and had cool pictures. The only con I saw was that it was heavy on the mosses and said very little about other plants used for terrariums. I would have preferred a balanced book, but this is still one of my favorites.

If you want to see how this compares to other terrarium books, check out my blog, The Reading Seed.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By MB on June 20, 2012
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I really enjoy this book. I make closed container moss terrariums and this book fit the bill exactly. They provide information on putting together terrariums, containers to use, plants to use, etc which I found very useful. I also ordered Terrarium Craft, which I didn't like at all, it was all open terrariums so of no use and was returned. This book was exactly what I was looking for. I am not really into the little figures they add to their terrariums, but they do make beautiful ones.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tatiana Zakharova on August 6, 2013
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I think this is excellent book for beginners, beautifully printed and very inspiring. But if you already have some experience in terraring, you may want to look for another book, this one covers the very basics.

I knew absolutely nothing about moss terrariums and now I have 5 little wonders which I created after reading this book. One is going to be a birthday present for my friend, very inexpensive but extremely attractive - you can't even tell I've spent $12 on it! It really looks like $100 :)

The only thing which deserves a star down is the fact authors didn't focus on figures much and didn't provide really good source where we can get them - which are, in my opinion, play very important role in designing the whole thing. That was those funny figures which made me buy this book, and inside I haven't found the answer where to get those and what to look for. The webstore they refer to doesn't offer anything like pictured in the book. I started to research this subject and found HobbyLinc which offers plenty of the figures in every poses imaginable. So if you are like me and want to create terrarium with good figures, look for railroad modeller's stuff. The brands which offer good figures are Noch, Preiser, Faller, Woodland Scenics.

Authors also do not cover the scales of figures needed, so I was confused and ordered the wrong size first. Later I realized that figures in HO size/scale work best, but for smaller terrariums you may want to get even smaller sizes.

I have also found out that moss doesn't like lime, and if you spray terrarium with lime-containing tap water, it may die. I am not sure if authors cover that thing in the book, so be careful. Some people suggest using rain water for moss.
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