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DIY Terrarium - Masons Home Decor

Monday, 22 May 2017

I have always wanted to grow some simple herbs or vegetables in our own home, but I do not have green fingers. Most plants that landed in my hands died. When Masons Home Decor approached me to review their Premium DIY Terrarium Kit, I was worried that the plants will not last long. However, I read that terrariums survive pretty well and are low maintenance. Hence, I took up the challenge. Furthermore, it will be a good bonding activity with the kids.

Everything arrived in this big box...


...with all the tools and accessories required to put together the terrariums. It comes with two big glass jars, shovels, decorative pebbles, terrarium soil mix, activated charcoal, water spray bottle, some decoratives and 9 small pots of succulents and plants.


It even comes with a guide on how to make the terrarium. It is as easy as 1-2-3!


Both Js are eager to start making their own terrariums. Let's get started!


Step 1: Cover the bottom of the jar with some small pebbles to provide drainage. Done!


The steps are really easy to follow. Even Big J has no problem following and reading the instructions. 


Step 2: Put a layer of activated charcoal. Done!


Now comes the messiest part of the whole making process. I actually get quite bothered to see the soil falling all over the table and on the floor. And with the fan blowing, the soil is flying all over the living room! Nonetheless, the boys had fun scooping and pouring the soil into the jars. 

Step 3: Fill your jar halfway with soil. Make a hole in the soil and put in the plant.

When we were about to put in the plant, we realised that the roots of the plant is taller than the soil we had in the jar. So we tried to add more soil to try to cover up the roots. Then, we realised that we need to brush off the excess soil from the plant before putting them into the jar, otherwise it will be too big for the jar. So through much trial and error, we finally put in the plant properly.



After all the plants are in, here comes the most therapeutic part - decoration! I can feel my anxiety from earlier going away as I slowly decorated the terrarium. 

Step 4: Decorate the surface with pebbles and decorative accessories as to your liking.


Ta-daa!! Our finished product!


Here's a close-up.


We had so much fun making this terrarium together. Just nice that we were doing some Earth's Day activities during the week when we made these and the boys learnt about how planting can help to save the Earth. The process also reminds me that it is inevitable for some messes when we are creating memories.

Here are some tips if you are keen to make your very own terrarium:

1) Get something to contain everything you need, including the mess. You can do this in a huge tray or even with the cover of the big box that the terrarium kit comes in.
2) Cover the floor of the work area with newspaper so that it is easier to clean up.
3) Do not have any fan blowing at the working area.
4) Plan how you want to put the plants into the terrarium and how you want to decorate them before you get started.

If you are interested in making your own terrarium, do check out Masons Home Decor. I think this makes a great gift for any occasions! Apart from terrariums, Masons Home Decor also carries a variety of home decor products, party supplies and seasonal decor.

Masons Home Decor

Address: 14 New Industrial Road #05-02A, Hudsons Industrial Building, Singapore 536203
Contact No: 6285 2815
Email: hello@mason.com.sg

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Disclaimer: We received a complimentary Premium DIY Terrarium Kit from Masons Home Decor for the purpose of this review. No monetary compensation was involved. All opinions, texts and photos are mine, unless otherwise stated.

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