Terrarium Craft is a colorful feast for the eyes. The photographer’s attention to detail reveals the highlights of each small terrarium. At 9 x 8″ it falls short of the customary size of a coffee table book, but it would serve well there nonetheless. Terrarium Craft’s intended purpose is for crafters. Each terrarium is shown on a full page. The facing page lists the necessary supplies, directions and care instructions. The author also includes a brief paragraph where she shares the thoughts that went into the design of each piece.
As a crafter, had I been provided with all of the necessary supplies I would have enjoyed making my own interpretation of the terrariums that interested me. I did attempt to find supplies that could substitute for those in the book but was somewhat unsuccessful. To the author’s credit she did note that there are specialty terrarium shops and provided contact information for twenty of them.
Had Terrarium Craft been marketed with the added angle of a book for display, the star rating would have been higher because in those respects the book shines. However, the book’s intended purpose has to be taken into consideration.
3 of 5 stars.
NOTE: I requested and received a copy of this title via NetGalley.com but made no commitment to review it.