Twig Terrariums

Twig Terrariums

Life Skills
Kensington & Parkville, Brooklyn, New York
(127 Reviews)

Twig Terrariums is a verdant venture sprung from the minds of two old friends, Michelle Inciarranoand Katy Maslow. Twig's open studio and shop is located in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn (County of Kings, NYC), where you can find all types of terrariums (moss, plant, succulent, and air plant), do-it-yourself kits, unique gardening items and funky flora, as well as cool and unique gifts for just about anyone. Twig offers the ultimate in personalization - custom terrariums with scenes ranging from nice to naughty to nature lovin'! 

Twig began on a whim - Michelle, a lifelong plant nerd, convinced Katy, a skeptical poet, to gather some mosses and repurpose a cruet jar from her kitchen cabinet. What happened from there is a devotion and obsession that has yet to quit. The Twig chicks spent the next year experimenting with terrariums in all types of glass vessels, apothecary jars, kitchenware, tiny perfume bottles, gum ball machines, giant handblown pieces, chemistry flasks, and any odd glass object found on one of their epic antiquing adventures across the country. 

The girls didn't quite know what the universe had planned for them. After making a few too many terrariums (try 50…each…packed into tiny NYC apartments) they decided to come up with a name and create a logo for this new venture.

After a few months of back-and-forth'ing with names, logos, and designs, the girls decided to mack out in Prospect Park. They had yet to find the one, the name that said it all. When lo, what lay on the grass but a perfect, knotty twig. And so it began, Twig was born. The original twig still resides at Twig headquarters, with a pretty green bow around it - so we don't use it in a terrarium! 

Our first Twiggy decision was to apply for a booth at the Brooklyn Flea, a popular local market with artisans, crafters, and vintage fare. The first day out at the Brooklyn Flea was amazing. The response was huge. And when a producer from The New York Times approached the Twig chicks, it was on. 

Headlining The New York Times Home Section was just the beginning. Soon followed Country Living,Real Simple, Everyday with Rachael Ray, The Nate Berkus Show, Entrepreneur Magazine,WNYC, and so many more! The response to Twig's creations was overwhelming and soon the girls received requests from The New York Botanic Gardens to create an installation in their children's garden, and from The Museum of Arts & Design to be featured artists during their Otherworldlyexhibit

Each Twig creation contains something special - a snapshot in miniature of one's daily life or passions; a brief moment of urban living amongst the mosses; a bucolic scene of a yogi by a waterfall; grazing sheep on rolling hills. Twig is about perspective and perception, creating lush backdrops for whimsical, ironic, and natural scenes.

Reviews of Twig Terrariums

(127 Reviews)
Succulent Terrarium Workshop

4/15/2018
Avital I.

Attended: Succulent Terrarium Workshop


Katy is a wonderful teacher and the class was relaxing, educational, and fun! I'm so pleased with how my terrarium turned out and now I feel better equipped to take care of my other plants at home as well. This class is great if you ever want to pretend that you don't live in a bustling metropolis and you'd rather have some hands on time with nature.

Group Moss Terrarium-Making Workshop

3/13/2018
MARYBETH N.

Attended: Group Moss Terrarium-Making Workshop


Great instructors, plenty of materials, walked away with a super cute terrarium in an hour!

Group Moss Terrarium-Making Workshop

3/11/2018
Errol A.

Attended: Group Moss Terrarium-Making Workshop


Teacher and co-founder is extremely enthusiastic and passionate about what she does. She is super friendly and very approachable. I would recommend this class. It's sad that she will be moving to Ditmas area of Brooklyn.

Houseplants 101

2/26/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Houseplants 101


Class was very informative and fun. Instructor was very passionate. We had a great time. Thank you!

Succulent Terrarium Workshop

1/23/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Succulent Terrarium Workshop


Lots of fun. Very informative. Got to take home a great piece for my home.

Houseplants 101

1/15/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Houseplants 101


The class was very informative, we were able to ask tons of questions, and we got two plants to take home!

Succulents 101

10/9/2017
Alyssa B.

Attended: Succulents 101


The instructor was very friendly and knowledgeable which made for a comfortable environment. The course didn't have too much structure for it but allowed for you to just dig in and get your hands dirty. Would definitely recommend for a individual or group who is looking to just get started.

Afternoon Date Terrarium-Making Workshop

10/7/2017
Aniqa B.

Attended: Afternoon Date Terrarium-Making Workshop


The class was very fun and the instructor had a lot to do with that. She was very friendly and informative at the same time. Highly recommend!

Airplant Squid Workshop

9/18/2017
LING NAN W.

Attended: Airplant Squid Workshop


very informative and friendly people. will take another class soon!

Kokedama Workshop

9/11/2017
Monica K.

Attended: Kokedama Workshop


The teacher was really great and thoroughly explained all the steps. She took extra time at the end of class to answer all our questions. It was really fun and we left with a cool hanging plant. Highly recommend.

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642 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11218
Twig Terrariums
Kensington & Parkville, Brooklyn
642 Coney Island Ave
Btwn Avenue C & Beverley Rd
Brooklyn, New York 11218

Upcoming Classes at Twig Terrariums

Houseplants 101
Houseplants 101
Next start date:

Friday Jun 22nd, 5:30pm

Succulents 101
Succulents 101
Next start date:

Friday Jun 22nd, 7pm

Group Moss Terrarium-Making Workshop
Group Moss Terrarium-Making Workshop
Next start date:

Saturday Jun 23rd, 1pm

Afternoon Date Terrarium-Making Workshop
Afternoon Date Terrarium-Making Workshop
Next start date:

Saturday Jun 23rd, 3pm

Succulent Terrarium Workshop
Succulent Terrarium Workshop
Next start date:

Saturday Jun 23rd, 4:30pm

Lucky Gardener Terrarium-Making Workshop
Lucky Gardener Terrarium-Making Workshop
Next start date:

Sunday Jun 24th, 3pm

Children's Terrarium Workshop
Children's Terrarium Workshop
Next start date:

Friday Jul 6th, 3:30pm

Kokedama Workshop
Kokedama Workshop
Next start date:

Sunday Jul 15th, 1:30pm

Aquascaping in Miniature Workshop
Aquascaping in Miniature Workshop
Next start date:

Friday Jul 27th, 6:30pm

Airplant Squid Workshop
Airplant Squid Workshop
Next start date:

Sunday Jul 29th, 2pm