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Make a household jar terrarium: Course + Kit
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Make a household jar terrarium: Course + Kit
Make a household jar terrarium: Course + Kit

Make a household jar terrarium: Course + Kit

London Terrariums
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Put old glass jars to good use with this fun and simple Terrarium course, that you can do at home.

Learn how to create your own terrarium using a household jar with Emma Sibley, founder of London Terrariums.

With UNLIMITED ACCESS 24/7, you’ll be able to drop in and out of the course at your own pace, and refer back to it anytime. By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Expertly clean and prepare your jar
  • Combine pebble, moss and plants in the optimum quantities
  • Select and use specialist terrarium-making equipment and materials
  • Understand how terrariums create their own water-cycle and self contained ecosystem
  • Care for your finished terrarium
  • Make professional standard terrariums from household jars

Expert Emma will share with you her foolproof step-by-step method, so you can make your own professional terrariums at home.

She will also share with you top care tips and common mistakes to avoid, so you can keep your terrarium healthy and happy. With this course + kit, you'll learn a life-long skill and enjoy making your own custom terrarium from scratch, for the same price as buying a ready-made one.

What's in the kit?

The kit contains specialist terrarium making equipment which can be used time and time again, and the supplies you need to create one terrarium:

*Please note that you are expected to use your own household jar. A jar does not come in this kit!*

  • 1 pot of Fittonia plants
  • Terrarium Compost
  • Carpet Moss
  • Small stones
  • Activated charcoal
  • Tools including Sponge Brush and Patter
  • Access to London Terrarium's Online Course and Aftercare Advice on Yodomo

Please note that the tweezers pictured are not included in the kit. Due to this kit coming with fresh plants, delivery may take longer.

Postage for this kit costs £6 to the UK (worldwide postage charges apply).

You can try out a free taster course with Emma and learn how to take care of your terrarium.

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About this terrarium course and kit

How is the course taught?

This course is taught through step by step photography, available to access online via My Courses.

How do I learn with Yodomo online courses?

Instructions on how to to redeem your online course will be provided inside the kit.

You can learn anytime, anywhere, on any device with Yodomo, simply by going to My Courses and logging into your account.

Can I gift this course and kit?

Yes, all the information your giftee needs is included in the kit.

Is this course suitable for beginners?

This terrarium is easy to complete and suitable for every level. Creating your own simple plant hanger is made easy with step-by-step guidance and tips by expert maker Emma Sibley of London Terrariums. From understanding the science behind these self-sustaining ecosystems to the best techniques for building your terrarium, Emma provides top tips and easy-to-follow directions that will allow your terrarium to thrive.

Course curriculum

Introduction and Meet the Maker

  • What you'll make
  • Meet Emma Sibley
  • Terrariums: A Short History

What you’ll need

    • The Science of Terrariums
    • Selecting Your Plants

Step 1: The Wrapped Knot

Step 1: How to Make a Funnel

Step 2: Clean the Vessel

Step 3: Funnel Stones into the Vessel

Step 4: The Activated Charcoal

Step 5: Add Compost

Step 6: Preparing the Plants

Step 7: Adding the Plants

Step 8: Add Moss and Stones (optional)

Your Finished Terrarium and Top Tips

What do I need for this course?

Why not order a kit with everything you need to get started right away? Alternatively, you can source the required materials from most garden centres. Contact us for advice if you’re unsure of where to find these items or post in our support Facebook Group.


  • 1 Fittonia Albivenis plant and one other plant (usually ivy or fern)
  • Moss
  • 25g activated charcoal
  • Handmade cork stick
  • Handmade sponge brush (approx 30cm)
  • Funnel (to be made from your plant pot)

Plus, you’ll need these common household items:

  • 2 litre Clip top jar (e.g. Kilner jar with the rubber seal removed from the lid)
  • Extra long tweezers (you can substitute with a skewer or chop sticks)
  • Compost
  • Garden gravel
  • Teaspoon
  • Green gardening stick (support stick)
  • Water spray bottle
  • Water
  • Kitchen roll or toilet roll
  • Scissors

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Emma says, "Fundamentally, it's not only about creating aesthetically beautifully objects. For us it is the deeper fascination with how plants behave and the exciting part terrariums play in the history of horticulture."


Customer Reviews

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Great product, service and tutorial :)

The service from Yodomo was exceptional. I'd highly recommend them.

Emma Sibley of London Terrariums standing in her shop front in New Cross.

London Terrariums

London Terrariums is run by Emma Sibley. From making terrariums for friends and family to the shop opening in 2017, London Terrariums is where you can buy ready-made terrariums, kits or attend a workshop. Emma is a member of the British Cactus and Succulent Society.