Cottonflower Studio, terrarium and floristry teacher

Cottonflower Studio

Cottonflower Studio

location_on Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast

local_activity classes: Dried Flower ArrangementFlower CrownFlower WreathTerrariumFloristryKokedama

5.0 (34)

Hello, I’m Ellie McCarthy

I am Cottonflower Studio's Creative Director and Founder. I am an experience florist having worked in Australia, England and Croatia throughout my years in the industry. My passion and drive is to pass on my skills to those interested in working with flowers and plants. I hope that you join me for a creative and social workshop. You will leave the workshops with a gorgeous product and the knowledge and skills to care, maintain and create again!




Kara Lees Oct 2023

Ellie was great, and the class was awesome. Would definitely recommend And would do it again :)

Mikayla Lawler Aug 2023

The venue was beautiful and Ellie the instructor was so lovely and accommodated us so nicely. The materials were all such good quality and the end results were amazing. So much fun We loved our time there

Terrarium Making Class review by Mikayla Lawler - Sunshine Coast

Kirsti Couper Aug 2023

Teacher was great, clear and simple directions made learning easy and fun. Highly recommend and I love my finished product.

Terrarium Making Class review by Kirsti Couper - Sunshine Coast

Leanne Wallman Aug 2023

Elly was exceptional. Interesting pointers and easy to follow. Terrarium turned out great. Love it.

Terrarium class review by Leanne Wallman - Sunshine Coast

Helen Wallman Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Loved the class
Teacher was great and informative
Went with my daughter and she loved as well
Would recommend to anyone as good price and something different to make
Loved it

Billy Thompson Jul 2023

Absolutely loved it!
The instructor was lovely and made it really fun and enjoyable experience

Carolyn Marsh Jul 2023

What a lovely hr. Awesome teacher all materials supplied and walked away with a real live terrarium. A must do.

Barbara Kosmowska Jun 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

It was an amazing experience. I will definitely be back to do one for Christmas

Dried Flower Wreath Making Class review by Barbara Kosmowska - Sunshine Coast

Katy Devers Jun 2023

I booked this for a work team-building event, and it was a fantastic morning with colleagues. Ellie started the class by sharing about some benefits of having terrariums in our homes and workspaces, and did a great job demonstrating how to put it together. She provided some great snacks too!
Putting it together was so much technical than I expected, but we all had so much fun! I was super happy with how mine turned out and I hope to book in for a worhshop with friends soon.

Terrarium class review by Katy Devers - Sunshine Coast

Helen Wallman Jun 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I throughly enjoyed my class with Ella today. It was fun making the Kakendama with Ella. Ella is very helpful and I am looking forward to going more classes with her. Lovely friendly lady.

Kokedama class review by Helen Wallman - Sunshine Coast

Naomie Fox May 2023

The teacher was very friendly, positive and personable. The venue was well suited for the class. I enjoyed the guidance and freedom to be creative. Although all attendees were provided with the same items, It was amazing how all flower arrangements were different. I look forward to doing another class sometime.

Dried Flower Arrangement Workshop review by Naomie Fox - Sunshine Coast

Gabrielle Ellis May 2023

Ellie was fantastic. She arrived early and set up for my daughter’s birthday. The girls had fun and learned how to care for the fabulous terrariums they made. Best of all Ellie packed up everything. No mess. No fuss. I highly recommend Ellie to anyone wanting something different for a party.

Terrarium Making Class review by Gabrielle Ellis - Sunshine Coast

Yolandi Nel May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

What was the teacher like? Very informative and helpful. took things one step at a time and allowed everyone to work together
How was the venue (if applicable)? Smallish but cosy. Smelt great with the other flowers around. Clean too.
If materials were provided, did you like them? Yes, very good materials
Was the experience good value for money? Yes.
What did you do / learn? A lot about how these plants survive
What did you like most? The comfort of being able to express and create and having a bunch of people around who was willing to give feedback.

Melissa Stampfer May 2023

Lovely studio with everything supplied, Ellie was super friendly and helpful and very passionate about all things plants and flowers. Would definitely recommend.

Terrarium Making Class review by Melissa Stampfer - Sunshine Coast

Raylene May 2023

Ellie was so wonderful, so helpful fellow ladies in class were also wonderful and so creative

Terrarium class review by Raylene  - Sunshine Coast

Christine Porter May 2023

Ellie was brilliant She was so professional & her expertise was exceptional We had a great afternoon with lots of laughs Would 100% recommend her to anyone

Terrarium class review by Christine Porter - Sunshine Coast

Carole Berg Feb 2023

Ellie our teacher was wonderful. She provided a generous selection of items and guided us to create beautiful terrariums. Easy to find and lots of parking spots. Great class.

Terrarium class review by Carole Berg - Sunshine Coast

Rangimarie Wroe Feb 2023

My husband and I enjoyed this class very much.
The instructions were clear the resources were pretty and the teacher was so kind, I would definitely do more of her classes in the future.

Terrarium class review by Rangimarie Wroe - Sunshine Coast

Finn O'Gorman Feb 2023

Ellie was great. Awesome little venue with fantastic instruction! Snacks, glasses, gloves, aprons, and materials - everything was provided.

Left with a lovely little terrarium and a newfound appreciation for the art.

Brad Wilson Feb 2023

Fabulous night . Thankyou so much. Was such an enjoyable and informative night and love our creations . So great that everything was provided . No stress - just turned up and enjoyed .

Tania Waterman Feb 2023

Excellent all round: teacher, products and the experience. Great value for money. Thank you muchly

Julie Clarke Jan 2023

Thoroughly enjoyed my dried flower arrangement class with Ellie. She was friendly, informative, obliging, approachable & accessible. I learnt much in this class & will definitely do another class in future. And i love my finished arrangement

Dried Flower Arrangement Workshop review by Julie Clarke - Sunshine Coast

Nora English Dec 2022

We thoroughly enjoyed the class, the terrarium size was large and we had so much fun filling it up. Ellie was so beautiful and very knowledgeable, the room had a lovely energy to it. We will definitely be back for more!

Terrarium class review by Nora English - Sunshine Coast

Lauren Gordon Nov 2022

Lovely venue and lovely host. Really well instructed and guided, beautiful Terrarium to take home. Plenty of information provided to attempt oneself.

Melissa Payne Nov 2022

The terrarium making class today was so much fun. Everything was provided and I surprised myself with how easy it was and love my amazing result. My Mum and I attended together and hers was awesome too. The facilities were fantastic (onsite toilet), accessible (no steps and easy to access, lots of parking and everything was setup when we arrived as well as a lovely afternoon tea. Our instructor was very professional and helpful. Thank you for a great experience.

Terrarium class review by Melissa Payne - Sunshine Coast

Ilsa Dennis Nov 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

A really great experience. The materials and venue were absolutely gorgeous, and the teaching and instructions were easy and clear. Very good value for money and a beautiful product to take home.

Terrarium class review by Ilsa Dennis - Sunshine Coast

Leesa Neilen Nov 2022

Ellie was a great teacher , the venue was a quaint little place which was well set up
All materials provided were fantastic and we made a lovely little terrarium to take home
The spread was wonderful

Terrarium Making Class review by Leesa Neilen - Sunshine Coast

Lou Bowen Nov 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

What a great class! Our teacher was very friendly and demonstrated the lesson well with plenty of time to ask questions. All items for the class were provided and we took home a lovely, quite big terrarium. Morning tea was an added bonus. Very relaxing, encouraging and satisfying. Thank you.

Terrarium Making Class review by Lou Bowen - Sunshine Coast

Julie Watkins Nov 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Everything about this class was great. The teacher was very helpful and easy to understand. The selection of items provided to make our terrarium where excellent. I would recommend to anyone. No skills needed.

Terrarium class review by Julie Watkins - Sunshine Coast

Marissa L'Estrange Oct 2022

This private flower crown workshop was a beautiful and memorable way to celebrate my birthday with my loved ones. I definitely recommend it!

Fresh Flower Crown Workshop review by Marissa L'Estrange - Sunshine Coast

Karen Langridge Oct 2022

Really loved the dried flower arrangement workshop. Ellie is so lovely and very easy to talk to and explains everything so well. Would highly recommend Ellie as a teacher I overall absolutely loved the whole thing and will definitely book in again for future workshops with her.

Dried Flower Arrangement Workshop review by Karen Langridge - Sunshine Coast

Amy Young Sep 2022

Ellie was a fantastic teacher who made our event extra special! Her space is gorgeous and she really went above and beyond to make our bride-to-be feel spoilt! The flowers she supplied were beautiful and the crowns turned out so well! It was great value for money and we can't recommend this workshop enough! Thank you Ellie!

Aimee Sisley Sep 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Ellie was wonderful! Very friendly, informative and helpful through the entire workshop. It was lots of fun, thank you!

Kim Rolfe Feb 2022

Ellie our teacher was amazing, we were in a lovely venue. Our teacher was very knowledgeable about plants and flowers and she was so patient with me. I made a terrarium and the materials provided were excellent. I’m very proud of my creation

Terrarium Making Class review by Kim Rolfe - Sunshine Coast

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