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.
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!
Alexis MiddletonFebruary 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. 🙂
Gloribell LebronFebruary 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! 🙂