How to Make a Terrarium DIY

How to Make a Terrarium DIY

Julia Carr-Catzel

Succulents are the ideal household plant, and terrariums are a great home for them. Try out Sydney's most highly rated succulent terrarium class and make one yourself.

Succulent plants are a popular choice for modern Australian homes and gardens, due to their high-tolerance of various weather conditions, including life indoors. Teeming with water which is stored in leaves, roots and stems, these low-maintenance plants thrive almost everywhere, making them the ideal décor to spruce up a basic veranda or courtyard during the steamy summer months. Alternatively, owners can place succulents indoors, near windows to shower them with natural light.

Pry through a gallery of frilled, spined and flower embellished succulents to liven up the indoors; opt for pincushion cactei dotted in beautiful hues of pink or perhaps a variegated zebra plant to match household décor. The number of succulent garden compositions are unlimited, choose from colours, shapes and sizes to adorn a bookend, hanging wall frame, wreath, pot, birdcage or terrarium. Not to mention the health benefits of indoor plants, such as the aloe vera plant, which produces cleaner air, lowers the risk of illness, boosts one’s mood and has potential to enhance concentration and memory.

Despite their low-maintenance reputation, succulents thrive under a balanced upkeep. Refrain from over-watering when attending to your succulent garden, a common mistake among owners who overcompensate with a plant able to tolerate prolonged drought. Instead, make sure to check the soil moisture level with your fingers and water only when dry. Water or mist succulents at least once per week. Position them wisely with for time in shade each day, as succulents can burn when exposed to too much sunlight. Use a gentle formula once per month to fertilise. Do not combine succulents with non-desert dwelling plants

Making your own succulent garden is therapeutic and rewarding activity to fill a morning or afternoon and doesn’t require any prior expertise. Adorning your home with a succulent garden can have aesthetically pleasing benefits for the inside of your home, as well as health benefits. 

The terrarium making experience can be shared with others and doesn’t have to be a solo mission. Encourage family and friends to take part in a terrarium workshop with Christoper Saban, Creative Director of ‘Merchant and Green’ who conducts beginner workshops in Sydney, catering for plant-lovers looking to design and create their very own succulent garden. Christopher, who has over fifteen years’ experience as a floral decorator and stylist provides all plants and equipment, and caters to all skill levels. Equip yourself with a pyramid or quad glass container, choose from a wide variety of mini succulents, toy with vase river stones, dirty your hands with moss and soil and create the perfect environment for your plants to thrive. Make a terrarium today.




Terrarium workshops

Succulent Terrarium Making Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Redfern

1 to 30

label $110

5.0 (171)

1k

DIY Terrarium Making Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Hurlstone Park

10 to 40

label $75 - $85

5.0 (9)

Greenhouse Terrarium Making Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Redfern

6 to 12

label $140

4.9 (16)

1k

Private Terrarium Workshop for Two

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Redfern

2

label $165

5.0 (24)

1k

Mobile Terrarium Making Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Comes to you

2 to 30

label $75 - $85

5.0 (8)

Succulent Terrariums for Beginners Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Edgecliff

4 to 50

label $129

Terrarium Making Workshop

date_range Sat 21 Sep at 11am

location_on South Brisbane

5 to 35

label $85 - $95

5.0 (5)

4k

Terrarium Making Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Brisbane

4 to 15

label $75

3k

Closed Terrarium Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Comes to you

6 to 10

label $75

3k

Beginners Terrarium Making Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Comes to you

6 to 100

label $80

5.0 (2)

Terrarium Making Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Albert Park

4 to 15

label $75

3k

Terrarium Making Workhop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Comes to you

10 to 30

label $85 - $90

Succulent Terrarium Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Comes to you

6 to 15

label $75 - $90

3k

Private Terrarium Workshop for Two

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Brunswick

2

label $165

5.0 (1)

Make & Sip Terrarium Class

date_range Fri 25 Oct at 6:30pm

location_on Redfern

1 to 100

label $55

Terrarium Making Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Perth

4 to 15

label $75

3k

Beginner's Small Terrarium Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Comes to you

10 to 100

label $60

5.0 (2)

Terrarium Making Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Canberra

4 to 15

label $75

3k

Terrarium Workshop

date_range Tue 24 Sep at 6:30pm

location_on O'Connor

5 to 20

label $110

2k

Beginners Terrarium Making Class (Mobile)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Comes to you

25 to 100

label $60 - $80

5.0 (2)

Terrarium Making Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Cammeray

10 to 20

label $75

1k

Beginners Terrarium Workshop

date_range 14 Dec, 25 Jan

location_on Fitzroy

1 to 40

label $70 - $80

30k

19k+


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