Saturday, April 8, 2017

DIY Terrarium for Family Bonding - Masons Home Decor

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The first time we had some form of gardening experience was a few years ago, when we grew beans on cotton wool. The bean plant declared that it couldn't survive any more after a few days. Recently, we tried to grow bean plants again, but unfortunately, history repeated itself. So you can tell that we do not have green fingers. However, our children didn't lose their interest in growing plants. It was timely that the nice folks from Masons Home Decor sent us a big box of DIY Terrarium Kit

Everything that we needed to make a terrarium were included in the DIY Terrarium Kit: 
  • Shovels
  • Spray bottle
  • Instruction sheet
  • Glass jars
  • Premium terrarium mix
  • Decorative pebbles
  • Activated charcoal
  • Ornaments
  • Fittonia plants
  • Succulent plants

I like the idea of  having all the supplies in a single kit, so that I don't need to hunt for the materials all over the places.

Take a look at our final products, are they beautiful? Well, I think we may be too ambitious to put so many plants into a single jar!

The instruction sheet indicates 3 simple steps, which look quite straight forward. However, for us the non-green-fingers (remember I mentioned that we couldn't even grow bean plant in cotton wool), we almost wanted to put the plant with the container into the glass jar! Ok, I know it sounds silly, please don't laugh....  

So here is our detailed step-by-step method:

Step 1: Cover the bottom of the jar with a layer of small rocks, which serve as the water drainage layer.

Step 2: Add a thin layer of activated charcoal which reduces odour and toxics. Then fill the glass jar halfway with the premium terrarium mix.

Step 3: Remove the plant from their containers. Dig a hole in the premium terrarium mix that is big enough to place the root of the plant. (No photo for this step, as my hands were busy with the plant!)

Step 4: Decorate the top layer with pebbles and ornaments.

Step 5: Use a brush or tissue paper to clean the glass jar.

Our family had great fun making terrarium together, it was nice that we were given 4 glass jars so we could make one terrarium each. In addition, terrarium making is an educational activity for children to learn about the science of a plant, as well as the art of beautifying the household!

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Disclaimer: We received a DIY Terrarium Kit for review purpose. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions and photos are mine.

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