DIY terrariums have become an increasingly popular trend in recent years. People love terrariums for many reasons. I reckon majority love it because terrariums are so easy to maintain at home (That's right! no need to drown those plants in water nor place them under the blazing hot sun). As for us, we love terrarium simply because we can design accordingly to our own "style" :)
Thanks to the folks from Masons Home Decor, they sent us a big box of DIY terrariums start up kit. The moment I saw these coloured decorative pebbles, I could not contain my excitement and I was so eager to start the project with my kids. The slightly OCD nature in me was slightly concerned about the mess they were going to make. Luckily for us, there was minimal mess to clear up after that.
The DIY terrarium kit includes all the materials that was required. It includes decorative pebbles, premium terrarium mix, activated charcoal, a water spray, a glass bowl, a set of gardening tools, small potted plants and more cute mini decorative.
These plants were seemed to be calling out to me to give them a mini makeover. The kids were having a hard time choosing which plants they wanted.
I placed two big rubbish bags on the floor so it's easier to clear up after we were done. We opened up packets of decorative pebbles (various colours) and placed them neatly on the floor. Do not fret if you have no prior experience like me, there is a simple step by step instruction for us to follow.
We started pouring pebbles into the glass container and forgot to leave some to decorate the upper layer of the soil *ops!* That was what happened when we were too eager to start without thinking logically.
We pour the pebbles layer by layer into the container.
The children asked me what was "activated charcoal"? Erm...I have to rely on Google to search for an answer. Basically "Bacteria that develops in the humid, closed terrarium can begin to smell. A 1/2-inch layer of activated charcoal under the soil and between an upper layer of sphagnum moss and a lower layer of gravel or pebbles, acts as a filter that pulls toxins and bacteria from the soil and water and deodorizes the terrarium."
Ta-da! Here are our masterpieces! The smaller containers were done by the kids and the biggest was done by yours truly.
We had about 1.5 hours of fun bonding over terrariums building. Would we do that again? You bet!
Now our beautiful creations are sitting nicely together with that picture framed (which can be found on Masons Home Decor website too) on our TV console.
There are more than just DIY terrariums kit available at Masons Home Decor. If you are looking for more interesting home/seasonal decor and party supplies, do check out their website & FB page for more information!
Disclaimer: We were given DIY terrarium kit by Masons Home Decor for review purpose. No monetary was compensated, all opinions are my own.