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Hang your air plants

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all pink and red. On this special celebration try making something different and give love to your plants.
Today’s craft is an accessory that can be given as a gift or you can make one (or several) to decorate your walls.
To start, all you’ll need is a piece of galvanized steel chicken wire (the size will depend on how big you want your heart to be) mine was an 8″ x 8″; some air plants (aka tillandsias, the ones I used here were form my local plant nursery); and a pair of metal snip pliers (the ones I used are Wiss from Home Depot) to help you with the cutting.

First you’ll need to trace a heart shape on the wire. You can download the pattern here. After this you can start cutting but taking great precautions to stay clear of accidents. Using the pliers, I cut around the heart but leaving out some pieces of metal that I’ll later twist downward. This pieces will help the heart rise from the background you’ll be placing it over (like little table legs).

Now, you can either left the heart in its original metal color, or you can chose to spray paint it (imagine it in any neon color!). Either way, you can start placing the air plants in different holes of the wire trying to keep a certain balance.
Take care of the tillandsias by spraying them with water every two weeks and keeping them in bright areas. These are some pointers but feel free to ask your local nursery for more great tips.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this easy tutorial and Happy Valentine’s Day!

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  • Reply
    Alexis Middleton
    February 11, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    This is so beautiful! I love the heart shape, and I think I could maybe keep these beauties alive. Thank you so much for the great tutorial. If you have a minute I would love, love, love it if you came by and linked up to The Makers link party going on over on my blog. 🙂

  • Reply
    Gloribell Lebron
    February 13, 2014 at 2:55 am

    Hello Alexis! I'm so glad you liked this. I'll be visiting your Link Party for sure and thank you so much for visiting my blog! 🙂

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