how to make a terrarium

:: by Lizzie


Towards the end of last year, I had the pleasure of working with Pinterest and Stylist Magazine at their Handmade Pop-Up event hosted in London’s SoHo. The event celebrated all things handmade in preparation for Stylist’s much anticipated 2016 Handmade Issue.


Those of you who follow me on Instagram will have seen the event in real time and spied the Lizzie for SMUG X London Terrarium Workshop we put on. I teamed up with Emma of London Terrariums to offer a bespoke Hanging Globe Terrarium Workshop featuring Lizzie for SMUG patterns. Emma’s been running workshops upstairs at SMUG since London Terrariums started, so it seemed fitting to build on that relationship and collaborate to offer something that had a Lizzie for SMUG twist.


We also contributed a bit of a ‘How To’ in Stylist’s printed Handmade Issue so that those wanting to give it a try could do so at home with Emma’s advice and guidance. See below for Emma’s step by step guide.




If you’d rather come along to SMUG and learn from the pro herself then you’ll be pleased to hear that we’ll be holding this Hanging Globe Terrarium Workshop upstairs at SMUG throughout the year. Keep and eye on our Workshops page for tickets which come up every month or so. If you’d like a bit of Lizzie for SMUG in your life then you can purchase my Splatter Tote as well as products in the Greenhouse fabric featured in this post here.


If you do make it to one of our workshops or have a go at making this terrarium at home using Emma’s guide then please tag us in any images you post using the handles @ifeelsmug and @londonterrariums and hashtag #smugxlondonterrariums We’d LOVE to see what you come up with.