Monday, May 21, 2012

Miniature Terrariums

These are two versions of fake or faux terrariums. The first small one looks like a little forest, and the second one looks similar to an underwater pond...minus the scum.

I used miniature bottles from Michael's craft store, lichen + miniature bushes from Hobby Lobby, miniature gray rocks from Hobby Lobby, and clear glue from Joann's Fabric.

The beach versions were actually inspired by candles. One is made to looks like underwater shells, and the other looks like a mini beach.

To make the beach versions I used miniature bottles from Hobby Lobby (The bulb shaped bottle), and Michael's, craft sand from Hobby Lobby, mini seashells from Hobby Lobby, clear Elmer's glue from Joann's Fabric, and food coloring from the grocery store.

They were pretty simple to make, and you can always substitute anything I've used for supplies you already have on hand.

Have Fun!

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  1. Hi Toni, I'm Jess :) i was wondering: with the glue the plants will be always alive? Or not? Thanks! :D love ur tutorials

  2. Hi Toni! I just wanted to tell you that I made a photo dedicated to you :) I made the Miniature Beach Terrarium and you can find it here:

    I really hope you like it :)

  3. Won't the items inside shift? I bought some clear Elmers and some bottles and just did a test one to see what it was like. I put in some glitter and some microbeads. If the bottle lays on its side the stuff inside shifts. Does the Elmer's ever dry? I love all your stuff by the way! You are a very talented young girl! Wish I had had this stuff to do when I was a teen! Thanks.
    Missi Ramey

  4. Oh, I meant to ask you, do you know where I can buy those little plastic sundae and ice cream dishes? Thanks!
    M. Ramey

  5. Beautiful little bottle :) You're very great artist!
    Greetings from Poland :)

  6. Hi Toni! I love your blog! I love making stuff with polymer clay too! I made the Beach Necklace, it turned out really great! :)

  7. Impossible :DD
    I'm going to try blue ink for water ;D
    I hope it'll be all right :)
    Your miniatures are amazing <3
    I love this site <3