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Glass Jar Terrariums

Terrariums have once again taken off--just like Indie Mart founder Kelly Malone's San Francisco craft space Workshop. Malone opened Workshop in September 2009 and has since been selling out classes on screen printing, sewing, cake decorating, mixology, and more. My colleague Jordan Kushins and I were bitten by the terrarium bug a few months ago, so we signed up for Malone's glass jar terrarium class with our colleague Dakota Keck and our friend Tara.   

Terrariums, which have recently regained popularity, are quick to put together and addictive once you've done so. (Jordan, Dakota, Tara, and I all walked into the class with dreams of terrariums filling our home and left with plans and dates to go purchased plants.) Fortunately, since these glass-jar landscapes are rather small and the quantities in which their ingredients come in are quite large, once you have your supplies in hand, the possibilities are endless--especially since you can easily appropriate wine glasses into terrariums, too, if you run low on containers.

Watch our slideshow to learn how to make your own terrarium and to see how we did on ours.

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