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maker faire :: diy terrarium workshop with green with envy

terrariumpicsThe lovely ladies at Green With Envy will be offering a DIY: Terrarium building workshop as part of the mini Got Craft? at the Vancouver Maker Faire on June 1+2.

You will take home:

  • Your custom-built terrarium
  • A tote bag to carry it home in
  • A special coupon to use at any of our events
  • Supplies will be provided including: glass containers, variety of plants, rocks , moss and trinkets.

    when: Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd 2013
    time: Sessions running from 10am to 6pm
    where: PNE Forum – 2901 East Hastings, Vancouver (mini Got Craft? section)
    cost: $35 (taxes included – does not include admission to the event)

    Spaces are limited, so please purchase tickets by clicking here. Jennifer and Anita will be offering Got Craft? readers a special gift, please enter discount code: GOTCRAFTLOVE when registering!

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    The Vancouver Maker Faire is a community-run event focused on bringing together Makers, Doers, and Creatives for a weekend of sharing knowledge, inspiring each other, exhibiting projects, and community building. Got Craft? will have a mini craft fair featuring 30 handmade vendors including favourites such as Draw Me a Lion, Abeego, and Make Cheese. To see a full listing of participating vendors, click here.

    For more information about Green with Envy, check out the following links: web | blog

    making a terrarium

    I finally put together our little terrarium last week and I am thrilled at how it turned out! Terrariums are super easy to make and maintain (I don’t have much of a green thumb), so I figured I would share a tutorial for you to make your own.

    You will need:

    • A clean glass container with a large enough opening for you to place plants (fish bowls work well!)
    • Small stones for drainage
    • Charcoal (can be purchased at a nursery)
    • Soil
    • Plants (succulents and slow growing plants that like semi shade / shade work well!)
    • Cute decorations

    Instructions:

    • Layer the stones (carefully) at the bottom of the glass container.
    • Add a thin layer of the charcoal on top
    • Add a layer of potting mix and create a hole large enough to place your plants in.
    • Place plants – > I used moss for easy maintainence.
    • Include cute decorations! -> I purchased toadstools from Layer Cake Shop and small animals can be found at Collage Collage.
    • If you have an open top terrarium, then spritz with water once or twice per week. Closed top terrariums should stay moist. Avoid placing in direct sunshine.

    Have fun!

    i love :: made by colleen

    I admit that I do have a black thumb when it comes to plants, but I’m loving these accessories from Made by Colleen. Inspired by the things she has seen, Made by Colleen strives to create things to make life a little more pleasant. Pieces are printed in 3D and then finished by hand. A perfect conversation starter! You can visit her etsy shop here.