Do you ever do a project and it brings back unexpected memories? That is exactly what happened to me while making this mini terrarium trellis out of sticks inspired by the ones in the book Trellises, Planters & Raised Beds: 50 Easy, Unique, and Useful Projects You Can Make with Common Tools and Materials.
I had the pleasure of receiving a Fairy Terrarium Kit from Horizon Group (which you can enter to win over at this post at Craft Gossip recycling along with a copy of the book Miniature Gardens: Design & Create Miniature Fairy Gardens, Dish Gardens, Terrariums and More-Indoors and Out.
I had a blast taking clippings from my yard and buying a few new ones and making this terrarium, a mini garden! Well, that's where my past was brought back to me. I did a lot of mini model-making in my first career in stop motion animation. I thought it would be fun to make a mini trellis for my new terrarium.
So back out to the yard for a dead branch....not too hard to find! This page from Trellises, Planters & Raised Beds was my inspiration.
I started by cutting 4 branches about the same length and then just wrapped them together with wire toward one end.
Then I cut little lengths of stick and hot glued them toward the bottom. I did one between each of the two sides and then joined the two sides.
It was beyond fun working in miniature! I can't wait to build some more little objects.
More about the Cool Springs Press book:
A step-by-step guide that gives any gardener all the information needed to make garden furnishings that are both simple and beautiful. This book includes 50 complete plans for trellises, raised beds, planters, window boxes, and just about any imaginable project you can make to train and display plants in your garden and around your home. Featured projects are created using a host of easily found materials, including wood, metal, hypertufa, upcycled barrels, clay pots, sticks, latticework, copper tubing, re-rod, wire, landscape timbers, retaining wall block, and natural stone. Each plan includes photographs, a scaled plan drawing, cutting and shopping lists, and thorough step-by-step instructions.