DIY: Airplant Living Wreath

November 6, 2014
I love air plants. Next to succulents, I would have to say that they are another addiction. I tend to hoard them and tuck them in the most unexpected places around my home- small candle dishes, empty tin tea canisters, mason jars, upside down sea urchin shells, even hanging from my kitchen window. I think I love them because they are nearly impossible to kill. Simply mist them with water once a week and keep them out of direct sunlight. They will happily grow and bloom for you without the need for soil. Today, I wanted to share with you this airplant wreath.
As fall arrives, I scour the yard and gardens for signs of blooms past. I discovered these gorgeous lime green dried bud left over from the climbing hydrangea blossoms. I decided to create a wreath using sphagnum moss, the dried buds, and assorted air plants (tillandsia). You can really use any combination of dried garden findings.
The wreath came together in under a half an hour and it can be kept indoors or out as long as temperatures remain above 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Simply mist it once weekly or let it gather mist from a gentle rain to maintain. As the holidays approach, try tucking in small glass ornaments, miniature pine cones, acorns, dried starfish to incorporate your living wreath into your holiday decor.
For the complete airplant wreath tutorial with step-by-step photos, click here to visit my post on HGTV Gardens.
Photo Credit: Tilly’s Nest



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