Blue Whale Air Plant Holder

7 Materials
2 Hours

Whales are one of the most popular home decor motifs, and here's a whale project that all you air plant and succulent lovers will appreciate. I made whales out of clay pots and felt, and placed tillandsia air plants on top of them to look like a shower of water coming from the blowhole. So save those extra clay pots — save the whales!
Paint a clay pot with light blue acrylic paint. You may need several coats to completely cover the clay surface.
For the mouth, paint an approximately four-inch wide rectangle of white on the brim of the clay pot. I actually slanted the sides to create more of a smile shape.
Using black and white paint — or paint markers if you prefer — draw eyes on either side of the mouth. I added smile lines to the edge of the mouth.
Cut out two identical tail shapes from a piece of blue felt, along with two fin shapes. 
Glue the two tail pieces to each other with tacky or hot glue to double the thickness, and glue the wide end of the tail to the clay pot. Fan out the tip of the tail.
Glue the fin pieces to the brim of the pot, right in front of the tail section.
Position a tillandsia air plant on the hole of the clay pot. If you wish, you can glue the plant to the pot to secure it. Mist the plant at least once a week to keep it fresh.
Make a few of them in different sizes, and you'll have a whale of a good time.
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