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.
Try our free course taster
This course is ideal for beginners, and for anyone looking to gain confidence to make their own terrariums at home. Why not try our free course taster: Taking care of your terrarium, to help you decide if this is the right course for you.
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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?
- 1 Fittonia Albivenis plant and one other plant (usually ivy or fern)
- 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
- Garden gravel
- Green gardening stick (support stick)
- Water spray bottle
- Kitchen roll or toilet roll
Is this course suitable for beginners?
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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."
The service from Yodomo was exceptional. I'd highly recommend them.
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.