Make a Kokedama

With DIY craft box delivered to you

Learn how to make a kokedama - the perfect rainy day activities

30 mins Class size 1 to 14 (public dates), 10 to 50 label $69 or 4 payments of $17.25 Afterpay

This is a ClassBento LiveBox class! From the comfort of your home, share an artisan experience with your friends, family or colleagues, or just enjoy with some like-minded others. As seen on The Guardian, TimeOut, Broadsheet, Concrete Playground, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and more. Here's how it works:

  1. Book or Request your preferred time
  2. We'll deliver a ClassBento Box to you - this is a physical DIY craft box containing the materials you'll need. Shipping is free, and you'll get your box delivered in time for your class. This particular craft box only ships to NSW, ACT, VIC, SA, QLD.
  3. Enjoy the online class. You'll receive a link to a Zoom meeting. On the day of the class, use that link to join the class. Class sizes are kept small, so you can easily ask questions and get immediate responses. Zoom is free and easy to use, on any device - smartphone, tablet or laptop. You're in control of your privacy - you can mute yourself and hide your webcam if and when you prefer.

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

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 ClassBento 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, QLD. Sorry no TAS, WA or NT shipping due quarantine laws restricting the intersate transport of live plants.

Add-ons available for this class

Ceramic Plate ($10)

Kokedama Book ($55)

You can add these when you book (optional).
Knowledge Required
Perfect for beginners.
What you'll get in your craft box
Inside your box you will find a set of natural string, dried moss, living plant, Kokedama care card.
What you'll need
Scissors, small bowl with tap water, sheet plastic or waterproof surface to work on, plastic gloves if you want
Suitable for

This Box and Live class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples

Your teacher
Merchant & Green
Merchant & Green

Florists and Stylists

5.0 (394)

The creative team at Merchant & Green have over 15 years of experience with flowers, plants, styling and gardens. Join Chris and the team for inspiring classes covering flower arranging, terrarium making, kokedama and special seasonal classes. Our beautiful studio is located in Redfern.

Verified reviews

ClassBento student • Jun 2020

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

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

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

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

Dee Booth • May 2020

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

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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

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 Kokedama review by Robin McLean

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

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

Arlita McDonald • Apr 2020

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

Linda Blair • Apr 2020

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

Kathryn Power-Scott • Apr 2020

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

Make a Kokedama review by Kathryn Power-Scott

Anne Stewart • Apr 2020

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 Sydney

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

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