Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Have You Ever Thought About Indoor Gardening And Terrariums?

Well, I have.

If you want to read about it and to see great patterns for crocheted succulents and cactuses, click here:

 Unfortunately, I do not have a green thumb. So I bought this book as an inspiration for crocheting projects. I keep picking it up and dreaming of what I might create from it. There are full-page sized photographs of most of the designs. The photographer's attention to detail reveals the highlights of each small terrarium. There is a wide variety of unusual and interesting projects that fit many different tastes. The ideas presented create cheerful little environments that brighten up your home or office.
So I am trying to find yarns which can be turned into succulents and cactuses. At the same time I am searching for beautiful shells, driftwood, glass beads and other decorative elements.
Maybe one fine day I will have gathered all the things which are necessary to obtain a nice semi crocheted terrarium.

However, if you have a green thumb and want to create a terrarium with real plants you might consider to buy another book because there is very little actual info on what to consider when designing a terrarium. This book is more about inspiration than technical instruction. It is good for people who want to follow the given projects step-by-step, and also for more creative types who just want a bunch of different ideas and inspiration for their own creations. In English it is called Terrarium Craft – Create 50 Magical, Miniature Worlds. The authors are called Amy Bryant Alello and Kate Bryant.

I hope this was interesting for you. Have a nice day!

Ps.: Here you can see some examples of crocheted succulents and cactuses:

And here you can find some instructions: (Here you will have to scroll down a bit to get to the English version.)

You can also create your own cactus pin cushion:

Or maybe you want to make your own cactus jewelry:

 Of course, I would love to see photos of your creations, if you were inspired by my post!

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