Butterfly Gifts and Terrariums on Etsy

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | 3262 Sales


Butterfly Gifts and Terrariums on Etsy

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 3262 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Sarah Korhnak

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Sarah Korhnak

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Last updated on Apr 28, 2019

Welcome to The Amateur Naturalist!


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About TheAmateurNaturalist

Sales 3,262
On Etsy since 2012

The Amateur Naturalist grew from conviction that nature is the most talented decorator, and natural treasures should be enjoyed year-round.

Welcome to my shop, The Amateur Naturalist!

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My shop began when I discovered butterfly specimens while working on a completely separate project. I was amazed by the enormous variety of butterflies found all over the world, and by their vibrant colors and beauty.

In my quest to discover a beautiful way to display these amazing butterfly specimens, the butterfly terrarium was born. My butterfly terrariums are sold as kits. This allows the buyer to use their own creativity when assembling their very own butterfly terrarium. Each kit comes with brightly colored dried flowers, dried moss, a gorgeous butterfly, and complete picture instructions on how to assemble your butterfly terrarium. I promise that the kits are very easy to put together! We love it when customers customize their terrariums with dry items they love such as rocks, shells, or feathers.

Be sure to follow me on all social media channels below for great naturalist inspiration as well as coupon codes and shop updates.

In addition to butterfly specimens, we also have many super cool bugs! I love the thought of kids holding a ginormous beetle and thinking, "this is awesome!" instead of "this is gross!"

Other naturalist items that strike my fancy have also been added to the shop. Moss for crafting, dried flowers for weddings, or pebbles for decor. Browse around to see what strikes your fancy.

By the way, all of the butterflies come from butterfly farms that raise butterflies; they are not wild caught butterflies. The butterfly farms protect the natural habitat of the butterflies, and also release some back into the wild, which has helped many species continue to flourish.

Thanks for stopping by!

Shop members

  • Sarah Korhnak


    Hi, I'm Sarah, owner of The Amateur Naturalist! I'm a nature loving accountant with a passion for small business. I'm also mom to three great kids who love to spend time outdoors.

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  • Printful

    Charlotte, NC

    Printful prints my images and designs on various products and ships these products to my customers.

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Last updated on April 4, 2016
The Amateur Naturalist thinks fresh lemonade tastes best on the front porch. Nature is all about new discoveries, and The Amateur Naturalist loves to bring these new discoveries indoors to enjoy all year round.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
We cannot guarantee that the antenna, proboscis (tongue), or legs of the butterfly or bug will arrive intact. The antenna and legs are so fragile that we often do not receive them intact from our supplier. We will not issue any type of refund for broken antenna or legs.

If your glass jar, butterfly, or dried floral elements arrive broken we will happily ship you new items.

If you are unhappy with your purchase, you may return it within two weeks for a full refund of your initial purchase price including initial shipping. We will not refund your shipping cost to return the kit to us.
Immediate payment is required. Sales Tax will only be charged to Pennsylvania residents.
I ONLY ship to the Etsy address provided! Please double check that the shipping address selected is correct!

All packages are shipped via United States Postal Service. Most orders will be shipped within 1-3 business days of your order. You will receive a tracking number from Etsy once your package is shipped. Due to regulations regarding the shipment of dried insects, we are currently only able to ship to customers in the United States. We hope to be able to ship to international customers sometime in the future.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please keep in mind that each butterfly is different, and your butterfly will look slightly different than the butterfly pictured. That is what makes nature so cool!

Within the terrarium kits, we reserve the right to replace the dried flowers pictured with a flower that is similar in shape and color. We also reserve the right to replace the butterfly or bug with a similar one in the same family.