If you’re looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon and an adorable new piece of home décor, then we have the activity for you: the terrarium bar at the Bleached Butterfly in Berlin! We headed into town to give it a try and the lovely owner, Autumn Kramer, showed us the terrarium ropes.
The first step in our new terrarium project was adding a layer of rocks, a layer of bark, and a layer of soil to our vases. Autumn explained that this is to facilitate the draining of the water since the roots would rot away if they sat in water for too long. Next, was the fun part, choosing our plants! We could choose from all sorts of fun-colored mosses, succulents, and air plants, our options lining the work bench. After selecting a few succulents and some lime green moss, we moved onto the final step. Autumn had a selection of trimmings and terrarium embellishments, like little bees and shells, for us to pick from. We stuck a few in our vases and our terrariums were complete. Then, Autumn taught us how to care for our new terrariums and we were on our way.
But, not without perusing the shop first. The shop was full of whimsical decor and earthen-inspired furnishings. Unique handmade pieces were plentiful. In addition to the terrarium bar and the shop, Autumn is also a florist – creating one-of-a-kind floral masterpieces for weddings and events. For anyone interested in creating their own DIY terrarium at home, Autumn has plans to start selling individually packed helpings of terrarium supplies so customers can pop in, grab the necessities, and then head home to create a masterpiece for their own.
Anyone interested in creating a unique terrarium of their own can swing by the shop during business hours – no appointment is needed. Autumn encourages people to recycle any old containers or pots they may already have sitting around their house collecting dust – anything that will hold liquid will do the trick! You can even get creative and turn old glassware into an adorable new terrarium (the wheels in our head are already spinning for our next trip). Pricing is a la carte, based on the plants chosen, so you can spend as much or as little on your terrarium as you’d like. Since the terrarium bar is the ideal size for two people to work side-by-side, grab a coffee at BAKED and head over to the Bleached Butterfly with a friend for a fun Saturday afternoon.