All the materials you'll need. Pictures: Supplied
All the materials you'll need. Pictures: Supplied
Place the sphagnum moss flat in the baking tray and water until nice and damp.
Place the sphagnum moss flat in the baking tray and water until nice and damp.
Wrap twine around the moss.
Wrap twine around the moss.
Add a touch of personality to your garden by hanging it from a tree.
Add a touch of personality to your garden by hanging it from a tree.

Green is the new black, and it’s taking over interiors everywhere! Greenery adds lovely pops of vibrancy and brightness to any room, it’s no wonder it is one of the biggest trends at the moment.

What better way to work this trend into your indoor space than with a quirky string garden made up of Japanese inspired moss
balls?

Materials you will need to create these cool kokedamas:

  • Small plants (a fern is a good choice)
  • Twine
  • Scissors
  • Sphagnum moss
  • Potting mix
  • Riversand
  • Water
  • Watering can
  • Old baking tray
  • A few old bowls
How the activity works:

1. Water the plant a day before your DIY activity, so it makes it easy to work with on the day.
2. Add a bit of riversand to the potting mix. Then, it’s time to start adding water to the mixture slowly to form a consistency. You will use this to form a ball.
3. Place the sphagnum moss flat in the baking tray and water until nice and damp.
4. Remove the plant from its pot and clean the soil from the roots.
5. Position the plant in the potting mix bowl, wrapping the plant up in the soil.
6. Once that is done, place the plant in the centre of the sphagnum moss, wrapping the ball up nicely with the moss.
7. Wrap twine around the moss, so that the soil and moss are both kept firmly in place. And it’s done!
8. Hang this peppy planter up inside your home, or add a touch of personality to your garden by hanging it from a tree.

Add a touch of personality to your garden by hanging it from a tree.

Caring for your Kokedama:

If the ball feels light, it likely needs water. Soak this cool plant in a bowl of water for about 10 minutes and then place into a colander
to drain. 

When water no longer drips from the ball, it’s ready to hang up again. Let this plant grow in a semi-shady spot, inside. To
keep it looking crisp and a beautiful shade of green, fertilise monthly while watering, with a water soluble fertiliser.

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