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Tiny World Terrariums: A Step-by-Step Guide Paperback – May 1, 2012
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About the Author
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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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.Read more ›
If you want to see how this compares to other terrarium books, check out my blog, The Reading Seed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wonderful eye candy book and inspiration as launchpad for own imaginative terrariums.Published 5 months ago by Gini
This is mostly about moss terrariums. I was hoping it would be a more general book about terrariums with other live plants. But still a useful book. Read morePublished 5 months ago by tagurit9
Great sources for supplies and clear pictures of materials, how to and ideas.Published 5 months ago by Cynthia
Not what I thought. It has some cute ideas but not what I was looking for.Published 6 months ago by Annie Ann