Air Plants Wall Hanging

4 Materials
2 Hours

I had a bunch of air plants and wanted to make something for them to hang on the wall, using items I had at home.

art from AC Moore before they closed, cost me .70 cents.

I thought I could paint over this little wooden boxed out art, I was very wrong. Whatever it was made from bubbled up, got stringy and downright gross. I was about to toss it and start over but then I decoupaged over that with silver tissue paper.

the back of the cheap wall art.

silver tissue paper decoupaged on with Modge Podge.

You can see the butterflies I was raising in the background. I love them.

Modge Podge, baby!

I only used one coat of silver tissue paper to cover it. I let it dry overnight. I bought this Modge Podge a long time ago being the first in line to get a special coupon at the store and scored a 70% off one item. Naturally, this giant Modge Podge is what I bought.

I got out my sea glass and sea shells and tried to decide how they would fit together.

I like it but it's too busy like this.

I tried out a few different ways to add my sea glass and sea shells. too many times.

finished project

I glued it all down with a hot glue gun and added moss, tiny rocks and sand that I had in my craft room. I had to work very quickly with the hot glue and the sand. The air plants are super easy to care for, I simply remove them, mist them with water and put them back into the places.

I put $10.00 as the cost because the air plants were about $1.50 each and I "guess estimated" the rest.

I had the shells, sea glass, the sand, tiny rocks and moss from previous projects.

I love the texture in the tissue paper even though that wasn't the plan.

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  • Sunny
    on Jun 27, 2020

    Hi, I really love this and don't know much about air plants. 😕 So my question is how are the plants attached so you can remove them to water them? Thanks!

    • Irma Heredia
      on Jul 1, 2020

      my airplants are almost five years old. misting them never worked for me. I soak them in a bowl, totally immersed, for one hour once a week.

  • Kor10108668
    on Jun 28, 2020

    I don't understand how the plants are removed for misting do you have to hot glue them back on every time?

    • Val
      on Jun 30, 2020

      Yes, thank you, they just sit there, they don't fall out and I simply take them out to mist and then return.

  • Franci Pepin
    on Jul 16, 2020

    do the plants grow at all??

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