Make a DIY Kokedama

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Learn how to make a Kokedama, the perfect at-home activity

30 mins Class size 10 to 300     label $69 - $79 ($79 per guest when you book for 10+ guests, $69 for 20+ guests)
How it works
Request your preferred time
We'll send a ClassBento Box to you (a craft kit with what you'll need). Shipping is free, and it should arrive within 2 to 4 business days for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra; 4 to 9 days elsewhere. This craft kit only ships to NSW, ACT, VIC, SA, QLD.
Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.

If you’re chasing fun things to do at home, it doesn’t get much more hands-on than our Merchant and Green live streaming Kokedama workshop.

Just because you’re indoors doesn’t mean you can’t exercise those green thumbs! Kokedama is the time-honoured Japanese craft of moss balls. Unpack your craft box and you’ll find everything you need to craft a beautiful hanging plant, the traditional Japanese way.

The team at Merchant and Green will show you all the ins and outs of this fascinating craft via Zoom. Use your materials to make your own Kokedama as you’re guided step by step by an experienced florist.

Instead of Googling things to do when you’re bored get crafty and creative with your indoor activities!

Please note: We ship craft boxes to NSW, ACT, VIC, SA and QLD. We unfortunately cannot deliver to TAS, WA or NT shipping due to quarantine laws restricting the interstate transport of live plants.

Add-ons available for this class
  • Ceramic Plate ($10)
  • Florist Scissors ($14)
You can add these when you book (optional).
Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
What you'll get in your craft kit
Inside your box you will find a set of natural string, dried moss, a living plant and Kokedama care card.
What you'll need
Scissors, a small bowl with tap water, sheet plastic or waterproof surface to work on and plastic gloves (if desired).
Suitable for

This Box and Live class is great for virtual team building activities at home. Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 9 years old). An adult must be present whilst kid(s) engage with the box.

Your teacher
Merchant & Green
Merchant & Green

Florists and Stylists

5.0 (631)

The creative team at Merchant & Green have over 20 years of experience working with flowers and plants. Join Chris Saban and his team for inspiring classes covering flower arranging, terrarium making, kokedama, bonsai, christmas wreath and live streaming classes. Our beautiful florist and workshop studio are located in Redfern.

Verified reviews

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Merril Hotchkin Nov 2021

Awesome Chris you made it so fun and informative Thanks for sharing your expertise with us

Cynthia Co Nov 2021

I had to wake early for this class as it starts at 9am on a Saturday, but it was worth it. The teacher(sorry forgot the name) was friendly and patient. Answered all my questions clearly. Explained what kokedama is and the process of wrapping a plant root into a base of soil and spagnum moss. My kit arrived within the week of the class so everything was ready for my, turned out one on one class. My teacher was well dressed and has an engaging smile. We chatted as well so all through the class we talked and laughed as friends do. Although only half an hour, I got all the useful info regarding kokedama making. Thanks a lot!

Estelle Liedemann Oct 2021

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

Nice little class to do, it is for a small succulent so don’t expect a large plant in the mail. Great way to start though.

Make a DIY Kokedama review by Estelle Liedemann

Harry Lee Sep 2021

very friendly , helpful and practical. thanks a lot. was a Fathers day gift and appreciated.

Mandy Haddon Sep 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Good Saturday fun! Our instructor was great. Very friendly and informative. And my kokedama is adorable. Thank you

Kokedama workshop review by Mandy Haddon Sydney

Melanie Young Sep 2021

13 ClassBento workshops attended • 13 reviews

We ran this class as part of an online team building/wellness event for work and it was fantastic! Kokedama's look quite complex but the process to make one was fairly easy and the result is very satisfying. Chris took the time to answer questions and provide advice about materials, watering etc. Everyone really enjoyed the workshop and are all so happy with their Kokedama. This workshop also worked really well as an online event.

Kokedama workshop review by Melanie Young

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Katie Knight Sep 2021

He was engaging, knowledgeable, friendly ,class was interesting fun and easy to understand.i really e joyed it .

Tabitha Acret Sep 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Fun session, nice to have a plant I can keep and display after amd feel confident enough to make more which is good

Kate Dixon Aug 2021

It was clear what we had to do, the equipment we received was great and the teacher was very pleasant

Tarlia Spasaro Aug 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Very happy teacher was wonderful thank you we had a great time doing it thanks.

Make a DIY Kokedama review by Tarlia Spasaro Sydney

Jodi-Leigh Sullivan Aug 2021

The host was lots of fun and very organised and knowledgeable. Loved the class! Love our kokedama!

Emma James Aug 2021

Really enjoyed our class with Chris - a fun and informative session and well paced for amateurs like us. Looking forward to making more kokedamas!

Andrea Beaumont Aug 2021

Chris was really helpful and thorough, was also really inclusive and was sure to address all his students and facilitate good conversation (not always easy to do in an online setting!) Thanks so much Chris, will recommend Merchant & Green to friends!

Kokedama workshop review by Andrea Beaumont

Soumela Papadopoulou Aug 2021

Very nice class my son enjoyed it by doing the cokedama at home during the lockdown

Meredith Lane Aug 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

So so so good! Such a lovely and informative class. Super casual environment, class facilitator was patient, explained things carefully, gave interesting anecdotes/extra explanations and overall it was just such a beautiful atmosphere and way to spend an afternoon. I love my kokedama, and feel confident I could make more thanks to how well the class was run.

Dawn Uchida Aug 2021

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Chris is a fantastic teacher and made the session really fun and informative. Loved making my first Kokedama!

Virginia Lewis Jul 2021

Really enjoyed this class. The class was well paced and easy to understand. We had plenty of opportunities to ask questions and working with natural elements was very cathartic.

Make a DIY Kokedama review by Virginia Lewis

Trish Neal Jul 2021

Excellent class, good clear instructions for an amateur like me…worked well on zoom during lockdown in Sydney

Tara Sanhueza Jul 2021

This class was extremely fun to take part in. I would recommend to everyone and I would love to do it again. Very nice teacher. Very good at teaching us how to do Kokedama and had very clear instructions.

Overall great class and will definitely do it again

Nicole Mounser Jul 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Great and interactive class! Participants said they really enjoyed and easy to follow along with great instructor!

Kokedama workshop review by Nicole Mounser Sydney

Natalie O'Halloran Jul 2021

13 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews

This is such a wonderful workshop! The teacher was warm and very easy to follow, with lots of tips and tricks to keep my cute new plant baby happy. The materials came beautifully packaged and the workshop was fun and highly organized. So relaxing. Can’t stop smiling

Kokedama workshop review by Natalie O'Halloran

Belinda Hines Jul 2021

A Small class, with lots of opportunities for questions and feedback, and very knowledgeable teacher

Make a DIY Kokedama review by Belinda Hines

Kylie Little Jul 2021

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 10 reviews

It was a fun easy class to do by zoom.Chris fave easy to follow instructions and I was able to make an awesome kodedama. I can’t wait to make some more.

Make a DIY Kokedama review by Kylie Little Sydney

Alannah Maher Jul 2021

Instructor made the class really enjoyable, accessible and interesting. This is a class where I felt motivated to continue doing kokedama as a hobby!

Make a DIY Kokedama review by Alannah Maher

Eric Emerick Jul 2021

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews

This class was fantastic. Teacher was very personable and helpful. The instructions were super straight forward and turned into a cute little project. Would highly recommend.

Make a DIY Kokedama review by Eric Emerick

Nikki Ferguson Jul 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Orla is a fantastic, patient and knowledgeable teacher! Had a really great time putting together my kokedama, and look forward to making more in the future, armed with the great instruction Orla provided. I now have a beautiful, living ornament to enjoy! Highly recommend!

Kokedama workshop review by Nikki Ferguson Sydney

Kathy Donovan Jul 2021

This class was a lot of fun to participate in. The teacher demonstrated the steps very clearly and talked us through them all the while modelling the process. Loved the interactive nature . Thank you.

Kokedama workshop review by Kathy Donovan

Ximena Masgoret Jul 2021

I really enjoy it and the material provided were great! Now I know what will be the Christmas preset for my friends

Chris Corscadden Feb 2021

Very warm and friendly teacher who is patient and engaging with everyone in the class.

Ben Yeo Feb 2021

Great way to start the weekend! The teacher was friendly and very clear in the instructions.

Kokedama workshop review by Ben Yeo Sydney

Lucy Smy Nov 2020

This was a great class and Chris is awesome. He is calm - even when his internet briefly failed. He was kind and attentive to everyone.

Kokedama workshop review by Lucy Smy Sydney

Carer Vmch Oct 2020

105 ClassBento workshops attended • 104 reviews

Our clients started providing positive feedback to us as soon as the class finished. The creations were just gorgeous. Thank you.

Kokedama workshop review by Carer Vmch

Seilly Hon Oct 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Amazing experience and really enjoyed the class. Chris really great teacher and knowledgeable. It’s really help with the isolation and gain experience with this class.

Tamara Hildebrandt Oct 2020

Great experience - highly recommended.

Dylan Kumar Oct 2020

Enjoyable, answered all our questions. Lost track of some of the steps possibly due to speed. A part from that good experience.

Nina Muhleisen Oct 2020

Absolutely brilliant session - everyone received their package in time, and Chris our host was brilliant answering all our questions and stepping us through how to make the Kokedama. The team had a great time, it was an excellent way to bond in our virtual environment

Ashlee Linck Oct 2020

Our class was for a team building event and it was absolutely brilliant! It was soothing, creative and enjoyable! Highly recommend!

Catalina Bonavia Oct 2020

Really nice, informative and enjoyable class. I was part of a class with my working team and we had a lovely time with Chris. 100% recommended!
Thank you very much!

Joy Smith Sep 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Chris is a marvellous teacher. He explains things so clearly and is happy to answer questions. I also did the terrarium workshop with him

Dani Sep 2020

Brilliant class with all materials of excellent quality. Instructor was knowledgeable and friendly. Would recommend!

Kerry Lowe Sep 2020

Thanks for a great start to Saturday morning. We are off making more kokedamas! Happy weekend.

Alyse Shute Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Great class! Our teacher was really friendly and following the instructions was easy, he was happy to go over steps a few times which was really helpful too. Doing the class via zoom was still fun and interactive, it was good to see everyone’s Kokedama creations at the end. The kit contained good amounts of everything you need.
I really enjoyed this class and would recommend it!

Make a DIY Kokedama review by Alyse Shute

David Mueller-Wiesner Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Plenty of material and great instructions. Would definitely recommend to all plant lovers. More advanced Zoom classes would be great.

Marie Tan Sep 2020

Such a fun and easy class to follow! Can’t wait to make more kokedamas :)

Make a DIY Kokedama review by Marie Tan

Alison Corsiatto Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

The presenter was awesome and it felt like you were in the studio doing the class.loved it

Paul Bird Sep 2020

Thankyou Merchant and Green, Chris you were very kind in sharing this beautiful art form of Kokedama. A fantastic outlet whilst in lockdown and having our 2 teams across 2 states , Victoria & Queensland joining virtually . It was awesome and so much fun.

Kokedama workshop review by Paul Bird

Heather Vmch Aug 2020

105 ClassBento workshops attended • 104 reviews

Chris is a fantastic teacher - very thorough and a wealth of information. Our ladies & gentleman all thoroughly enjoyed learning to make a beautiful Kokedama, which they can now keep to remind them of the fun they had in this class. Thanks Chris :-)

Mary Gill Aug 2020

Great teacher. Clear instruction, fun and interactive. I love my kokedama Thank you. Thank you

Kokedama workshop review by Mary Gill

Sally Stacey Aug 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Easy to follow, easy to understand, clear instructions. Couldn’t be better.
Inspired me to try a few more

Christine Deane Aug 2020

Highly recommend this class for any beginner! Chris was a great instructor, went slow and made sure everyone had a chance to ask questions.

Anne Nizoridis Aug 2020

Chris was amazing patient, funny and inspiring.
Would recommend doing this so relaxing class
Thank you

Christine West Jul 2020

Great kokedama making class with Chris from Merchant & Green. Very welcoming and helpful, and happy to share his plant knowledge and online view of his beautiful store.

Rosemary Green Jul 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Chris was clear and concise with instructions, explained and demonstrated the process well. Questions were answered promptly.

Amaya Swindail Jul 2020

Very helpful and described what we had to do. Was easy to follow. Thank you.

Leah Andrianopoulos Jul 2020

17 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews

Fantastic, lots of fun. Great teacher. Loved this class. Inspired to make more kokedama. Highly recommended.

Jill Plowright Jul 2020

Sue and I really enjoyed the lesson, we now feel inspired to make some more Kokedama. Although we are not in lockdown it was good to see a bit of the world from Chris’s shop and say Hi to other participants.

Kaylene Clarris Jul 2020

13 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews

Merchant &Green presented todays online workshop professionally and personable. I would recommend this workshop. Thank you

Ebony Wilson Jul 2020

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 13 reviews

Fantastic class! Our team really enjoyed themselves.
Thanks again to the team at Merchant & Green.

Carol-Anne Cooper Jun 2020

I thought the instructions were easy enough to follow. I was pleased to have managed to keep it all together and get the string around it! The Zoom meet was good and clear.
I was pleased to receive my kit in good time, however I was concerned to be able to keep the plant alive for the in between time.
Overall a good class and I will try to revamp an old one that I have.

Kokedama workshop review by Carol-Anne Cooper Sydney

Lucy Robertson Jun 2020

Simple, fun, very satisfying class. Chris was a very knowledgeable teacher and gave us lots of extra advice on plant care in general. I love my kokodama and actually had enough material to make two!

Kokedama workshop review by Lucy Robertson Sydney

Sally Killoran Jun 2020

Fantastic course with Chris and some lovely people who I met on zoom. I'm really happy with the end result!

Ebony Wilson Jun 2020

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 13 reviews

Great class! The team really enjoyed it. Thanks again for a fun and informative class.

Dee Booth May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Helpful and knowledgeable instructor, the class was a lot of fun. Now I want to make heaps more!

Carla Bignasca May 2020

Chris was an excellent teacher, helping the class every step of the way with clear and concise instructions. Would recommend this to friends and family and anyone who is just starting out with plants or looking for something else to do than just display them in another nice pot.

Ann Stevens May 2020

So much fun! What a wonderful knowledgeable teacher. I need to pick my next class!

Robin McLean May 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Chris was very clear and went slowly so I could follow his instructions. He answered all my questions and was very helpful. Thank you and I’ll do more courses!

Make a DIY Kokedama review by Robin McLean Sydney

Tammy Pardon May 2020

We very much enjoyed the class. It was fun and informative and we will now be able to make the kokadamas ourselves

Belinda Osmond May 2020

Such a great class! Thank you Chris for a awesome time, we had a great time, and Mum loved it for her birthday. Highly recommended

Michelle Renshaw Apr 2020

I found it relaxing & also with the current Corona Virus, it was good to interact with other people. Loved the end result. Chris was lovely.

Ann-Maree Pantoja Apr 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Chris was so friendly and had a wealth of information regarding kokedamas. It was fun doing the workshop virtually too!

Arlita McDonald Apr 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended

Easy to follow class over Zoom. Chris was friendly and provided plenty of advice and tips to nurture my kokedama baby afterwards. Also showed us examples of what you could do so if you wanted to continue to make more, you could use your new knowledge and skills.

Kokedama workshop review by Arlita McDonald Sydney

Linda Blair Apr 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended

This class was fun and interesting. I love the plant I made during this class.

Kathryn Power-Scott Apr 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Loved the ‘Make a Kokedama’ class - I adore my first homemade kokedama and look forward to making many more! Thank you

Make a DIY Kokedama review by Kathryn Power-Scott

Anne Stewart Apr 2020

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Chris was excellent - calm, relaxed and explained everything well. Also answered all my questions Great session - loved it1

Anique Apr 2020

Really enjoyed my recent 'How to make a Kokedama class' on ClassBento. It was incredibly easy to follow, fun and engaging. The class started on time and the presenter gave very clear instructions. Would definitely recommend.

Katherin Apr 2020

The Kokedama class was a stress release session much needed in this tough time. It was easy to do with the guidance of an excellent teacher. I enjoyed it so much!

Kokedama workshop review by Katherin

Marianne Arenas Apr 2020

I purchased a private class for my team during isolation and it was fantastic. It ticked the box for my team feeling reinvigorated and doing something to feel connected again. Even though it was online, it still had the feeling like we were all in the studio together which was great. Will definitely be doing this again!

Kokedama workshop review by Marianne Arenas Sydney

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