When last months issue of Country Living came out, I knew I wanted to make this really cool terrarium. The whole thing was made with inexpensive wood frames! I was so happy when I remembered a whole box of not very attractive frames that I had in a box, which was destined for a future garage sale.
The directions were very easy to follow. I needed two 11x14, two 8x10 and four 5x7 frames. The most important thing is that the frames are as close to each other's respectives sizes as possible.
The only thing I changed was the wood filler they told me to use to fill in the gaps. I used dry wall mud instead.
It fills in all the gaps and when you spread it on in a thin coat, it helps to give the frames a texture that duplicates a piece that has been painted multiple times over. They also suggest to add the glass back in using a bead of hot glue. I didn't like the shiny look of the glue so I painted over it. Then I added Light Brown Bri Wax over the whole thing. It ages the piece nicely and gives it a wonderful finish.
I think the instructions scanned pretty well so you should be able to print them out if you want to make one of these. If you have any questions, drop me an email.