First, we were taken by their magical A Bird Of II Feathers bag line, and now Ms. Mimi of MimiPong and her comrade Cheap Charlie have stolen our plant-adoring hearts with their collection of homemade Tiny Tiny Islands. The crafty collaborators put their hands to good use, designing some of the cutest terrariums we’ve ever seen. Using jam jars, vibrantly-hued rocks, petite figurines, soil, and — the star of this show — some pretty greenery, the terrariums are layered together before being crowned with a pretty piece of fabric and baker’s twine. While we can’t get our hands on these bad boys — they are only available in Singapore — the collection is completely inspiring and beautiful, which you can spy after the jump.
Over the last few months, Little Teeth Marks aka Utah-based crafter Stacie Van Arsdale Stone has become one of our favorite Etsy shops to visit. Thus far, Stacie’s creations have all been beautifully handcrafted and unique, with her latest addition — miniature terrariums housed in corked bottles — making us swoon. Standing at two-inches tall, the petite bottles are filled with dirt and live moss, as tiny cottage figures sit atop of the greenery. It’s like she bottled our dream homes! Anyway, geek out with us over the magical collection below, and visit Little Teeth Marks for more killer arts and crafts.
Ever since spotting these earrings in Microcrafts, I have become obsessed(!) with the idea of creating jewelry that features mini terra-cotta pots surrounded by a loose crocheted netting. It’s become a serious problem that has resulted in the purchase of said mini terra-cotta pots (they’re still in their package on my desk) and the hunt to track down a florist/garden supply store that carries über tiny plants…in the dead of winter. This discovery has also sparked a new-found interest in horticulture, specifically in the creation of terrariums composed of light bulbs, odd-shaped jars, and other recyclables. So — in addition to the traditional yearly gardening — let’s let our green thumbs run wild and breed teensy secret gardens this spring!