Michelle Inciarrano and Katy Maslow create terrariums in antique, vintage and new glass containers, apothecary jars, science glass, kitchenware and any off glass objects they find. But what makes their terrariums really special are the "tiny worlds" they create inside of the glass; a bride and groom on a mossy knoll, a CSI crime scene, or Central Park in Spring, using to-scale figurines and toys to create whimsical scenes. With this book, readers will be able to do the same. Tiny world Terrariums is an inspirational how-to-guide that chronicles the recent terrarium renaissance and presents, detailed, step-by-step instructions and photos on how to build moss, succulent and plant-based terrariums, including how to find usable glass containers, how to choose the best moss, soil and materials for filtration, how to choose plants and how to care for the terrarium once it is assembled. Also included are ideas for decorating the terrarium to create that "tiny world" feel. Fifty completed terrariums are featured in gorgeous, full-bleed photos the components of each are explained so readers can reproduce them exactly.
Katy and Michelle run a successful terrarium company, where they teach frequent workshops and create finished terrariums and popular terrarium kits. It was the demand for their DIY kits that persuaded them to put their expertise in book form.