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Why buy a terrarium when you can have much more fun making your own? #DIY
Our terrarium classes are the most highly-rated in Sydney, thanks to our incredibly passionate and talented teachers.
See what students have been raving about and experience the fun you've been missing out on, by easily booking one of our workshops today.
Forget the boring terrariums that you can buy at Kmart and Bunnings. Treat yourself or a loved one to the joy of making a unique one yourself.
Terrariums are low maintenance, often last for years, and are great as home decor or as a personal hand-made gift. You'll of course get to keep what you make. Flex your creativity too - learn how to make a customised terrarium to suit your personal style and living space.
Our teachers will show you exactly what plants work well in glass terrariums.
Want to know more about terrariums? Read on...
Some common mistakes to avoid:
Overwatering. Watering once a fortnight should be fine
You can put on a lid for most terrarium ecosystems to recycle its own water, but beware – this tip doesn’t apply to succulents, which originate from arid climates; the excess moisture can rot them
Putting the terrarium in direct sunlight. The glass of your terrarium can act as a magnifier, concentrating the sun’s light into death rays. Behind a glass window, or using fluorescent lights or grow lights, are much better options.
Putting the terrarium too close to heat sources, like heaters
Letting the plants grow too much – make sure you prune them back. They shouldn’t be crawling over the glass!
If the plants look wilted, give them some water, but if they look sick, you may need to take them out. Diseased plants can easily infect others in their tiny enclosed environment. Dig the plant out with a spoon or mini shovel.
Too much fertiliser – most terrariums don’t need any at all. After all, you want to keep your plants at a manageable size, given their limited space
Some tips on crafting a fantastic terrarium:
Some plants that thrive in terrariums are succulents (think echeveria, sedum, crassula), golden clubmoss, strawberry begonia, ferns, and, if you’re feeling adventurous, maybe even Venus flytraps. Orchids and air plants are good options too.
Be creative. Some ideas are to decorate your terrarium with not only natural landscaping features like pebbles and corals, but also tiny pagodas, bridges, lanterns and other man-made structures. Think about a theme and let your creative side go wild. Will you build a dry riverbed, a lush rainforest, misty mountains, a Japanese temple Zen garden, or maybe recreate Luke Skywalker’s island getaway from Star Wars 8?
The right materials are crucial. This means choosing healthy plants that have a happy and long life ahead of them, using the right soil, charcoal, and type of glass container, and more. In particular, special mixes of soil are especially important for closed terrariums. Take the easy and fun way out. Instead of researching and finding all the materials yourself, come to one of Classbento’s terrarium workshops, where all the right plants and accessories are provided. Start learning with what our experienced florists will provide you. From there you’ll have the confidence to branch out and explore further. Our short classes are just perfect for beginners, though we do have classes suitable for more advanced students too.
We look forward to welcoming you at one of our upcoming terrarium classes!
Learn in-person from our hand-picked expert Terrarium teachers, like Merchant & Green. You'll be supporting your local talents.
Whether you're in Redfern or Edgecliff, and whether you're keen on weekends or weekdays, we've got the workshop for you. It's easy to book at a custom time that suits you, with our unique class Request feature.
Our Terrarium classes are affordable, convenient, and perfect for all skill levels, including beginners. They are also great gift ideas.
Book online with absolute confidence, with our money-back satisfaction guarantee, secure checkout and Sydney-based customer support team.
Want to learn or experience something specific? You can easily arrange a custom workshop, by contacting our teachers.
Want a unique and memorable event? Our workshops are popular for hens parties, birthday celebrations, special occasions, team building, and much more. We've got a range of teachers who cater specifically to larger events, and we can customise classes to suit your tastes, in ways you've never imagined. Get in touch and we'll put something together.
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