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Rainforest Terrarium Making Workshop

A miniature ecosystem in a glass vessel

Over 100 people have attended this class


What: Rainforest Terrarium Making Workshop

When: Saturday 23rd February 2019, 11:00am - 1:30pm

Where: 1/10 Langwells Parade, Northcote

Includes: All materials, grazing food, organic wine & fairtrade tea

Enquiries: workshops@putyourheartintoit.com.au


Join us for one (1) workshop or join us for a full Saturday of workshop fun for $200 or book with a friend for $160!

11:00AM - Terrarium Making Workshop

1:00PM - Grazing Table feast

2:00PM - Kokedama Workshop


A terrarium is a beautiful way to keep plants indoors and decorate your space. A closed rainforest terrarium is a miniature ecosystem consisting of plants, stones, moss, other materials and figurines, crystals or ornaments for decoration.

You will learn how to build a healthy ecosystem and maintain it for years to come.You will leave with your own large terrarium and a head full of ideas on how you can make more!

Our workshops are cosy, intimate and a fun way to learn a new skill. 

Your Teacher: 

Laura Issell is a leader in Sustainable Event Management, Creative Direction and Space design specialising in environmental, community and social change. The founding director at Put Your Heart Into It, and a passionate sustainable living advocate. After establishing PYHII over four years ago, Laura has come to specialise in curating thousands of sustainable events with thought provoking installations and displays. Laura has also grown an inclusive community that encourages creativity, sharing and a authentic connection to the environment through specialised workshops and offers ethical catering as educational food art installations supporting community gardens and local growers. Creating essential change that addresses pertinent issues relating to climate change and waste in relation to food waste, event management and a holistic connection to our environment. Extending to society's value system, stemming from an authentic connection to local organic food.

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We create a beautiful, warm atmosphere to make you feel at home in our cosy, plant-filled studio. We encourage attendees to slow down, share stories and take the opportunity to connect with others in our community.

We are proud to support local artists, ethical businesses and community groups and we consider our impact on the earth it’s people in every aspect of our business. We are always learning and improving our processes.

Extra info: All workshop topics available as a customised private workshop with a min of x12 at our studio or at a location of your choice. We cater for all diets - vegan, lactose & gluten free.


Put Your Heart Into It lives at 1/10 Langwells Parade, Northcote - just off High Street. The best way to reach us is on the 86 tram, heading towards Bundoora. 

Alight at stop 34 (Bent St/High St) and continue along High Street in the same direction before turning right onto Langwells Parade. 

Number 10 is located a few buildings down on your right hand side, and our studio at number 1 is on your left once inside the front door. We are a 5 minute walk from Northcote Train Station, and if you are driving, there is ample parking available in the Northcote Plaza car park. We also have a bike rack inside!

Doors open at 6:30pm sharp. If you happen to arrive earlier, explore one of the many great venues on our door step in the bustling hub of High Street. We look forward to meeting you.

Ring #1 + bell on the buzzer!

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What you will learn

  • How to choose the right plants and materials for a healthy terrarium eco system
  • The steps to build your terrarium and tips on how to maintain the health of your tiny rainforest for years to come
  • How you can make more terrariums at home using other materials

What you will get

  • Your own rainforest terrarium to take home in a large beautiful vessel.
  • A delicious, seasonal abundant grazing table of local and native foods to nibble on over the course of the evening.
  • Wine and herbal tea

What to bring

  • If you have mini figurines or keepsakes that you would like to add to your masterpiece please bring them along.
  • Bring a re-usable carry bag so you can safely take your creation home.

What to wear

Whatever you want...

Appropriate for


Put Your Heart Into It

Vendor since 2015

Put Your Heart Into It is a collaborative team hosting insightful and creative events and workshops in and around Melbourne, Surf Coast and travel all over Australia to host events. Our mission is to create sustainable and eco-conscious experiences that not only inspire but aim to promote a slower lifestyle, where simplicity and community involvement are cultivated as well as nurturing a hands-on approach to getting creative.


Events and workshops are run in ever-changing and intricately styled spaces that are sure to inspire and promote creativity. Each experience offers you the chance to meet some incredible new people, graze on delicious, sustainable and locally sourced produce as well as gaining a wealth of knowledge to set you on your path to creativity.

Our team includes an array of artists and professionals that have worked within their fields of expertise for many years, so as to offer you the best knowledge possible. We love collaborating with non for profit and ethically minded businesses, community groups and schools and can customise a creative event or workshop to suit your needs.

Experiences can be as simple or complex as required and we can offer a diverse range of disciplines and creative pursuits. The Put Your Heart Into It team can create an all-round experience that will leave everyone feeling inspired. For more information on our workshops and events, as well as tailored experiences, please get in touch.

We also offer eco-conscious event planning services, customised hens parties, workshops for corporates and birthdays. As well as our popular catering service of intricately styled grazing tables of local & organic produce, wedding and event styling including floristry installations. 

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4.8 (24 reviews)
25 February 2019Rainforest Terrarium Making Workshop
Laura was such an incredible teacher, she was very passionate about sharing knowledge and bringing the community together. It was great learning about where the materials were sources and what role eah material played in the rainforest terrarium. Very happy with the end result! And the food and bubbles was a bonus too.
15 November 2018Rainforest Terrarium Making Workshop
What a great evening! This is just what I needed to wind down with after a stressful day. Great company and conversation, delicious food and wine, and getting our hands dirty as we created our beautiful terrariums that we were able to take home. Thanks so much guys, couldn’t recommend you and these workshops more!
10 November 2018Rainforest Terrarium Making Workshop
We had such a lovely evening with Put Your Heart Into It. The people and space are warm and inviting. We were well cared for by the hosts and got into some great conversations. We learned about what kinds of plants to put in a rainforest terrarium, how the ecosystem works, and how to care for our terrariums. I will definitely be back to book other workshops. I would definitely recommend!
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Refund Policy

Please refer to clause (1) of our Terms & Conditions.

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Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions

This contract outlines an agreement and includes all contractional obligations on even date between Put Your Heart Into It and the You the Customer in regard to the Workshop to which this booking confirmation pertains.

(1) All bookings are Non-Refundable 

(2) All Bookings are Transferable to a second party in the event that the customer is unable to attend the workshop, such transfers must be requested 7 hours prior to the Workshop for desired transfers to be eligible.

(3) In the rare event that Put Your Heart Into It is required to cancel a Workshop the customer will receive either a full refund within 3 days of said cancellation or the opportunity to transfer said booking to another Put Your Heart Into It workshop of even value within 12 (twelve) months of said cancellation.

(4) Cancellations may be advised by Put Your Heart Into It at any time prior to the Workshop event.

(5) Put Your Heart Into It  reserves the right to use any images taken at the workshops for Social Media & Advertising, if you wish for images not to be shared Put Your Heart Into It requests same to be expressed in writing prior to Workshop event.

(6) In the Event that you do not agree with the above Terms & Conditions you may request a full refund within 48 hours of even date of receipt of this booking confirmation.

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