Tools to Help You Do Up Your Own Terrarium in a Singaporean Household

After splurging on your terrarium supplies (we have a wide variety of supplies here too, check it out), you’ll be bummed to know that you are still lacking tools to create your terrarium in Singapore.

However, believe it or not, you can use everyday items you can typically find in a Singaporean household to make your very own DIY terrariums! To make things easier for those who want to make a terrarium at home, here are some nifty tools that you can use to make your own.giphy | Ecoponics Singapore | June, 2024

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Glass Bottle

Typically, a terrarium is a miniature garden in a bottle, best grown in transparent containers for you to admire the beautiful landscaping and greenery. Everyday household items that you can use to create your mini garden includes mason jars, jam jars, coffee bottles, wine glass and even last night’s cider bottle. Before you get started, here’s a gentle reminder to wash the bottles thoroughly before use)


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Miniature Figurines

Remember when you used to collect all the pokemon figurines? Not to mention when Pokemon Go used to be a hot topic in Singapore. Why let them sit on the shelf to collect dust when they can be used for something even better? Create a thematic terrarium by adding in your miniature figurines for decoration! Not only will they look pretty, you have brought your terrarium to a whole new level. Legos are acceptable too!

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Wooden sticks /Chopsticks

This tool will come in exceptionally handy especially if you are creating a small terrarium. For those hard-to-reach areas, your chopsticks can be of great use! Use them to dig a hole into the soil to help you with your planting, or use them to pick tiny pebbles to decorate your terrarium in Singapore. 

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Newspapers serve a wide variety of functions that can help you make your terrariums in a jiffy! A piece of newspaper can be used to wipe your glass jar so that its nice and clean for your pleasurable viewing of your mini garden in a bottle. Apart from that, you can also use newspapers to protect your furniture from getting all soiled up. Saves you a lot of time and trouble and only minimal clean-up is required!

Now that we’ve listed some common items that you can find in most households, have you started finding them already? Do you have more everyday items you can potentially use to create your terrariums? Let us know!

For terrarium supplies and terrarium workshops in Singapore, feel free to drop us an email at [email protected]! All the best in your terrarium making adventure.


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