The holidays are in full swing, and we are getting crafty with ways to decorate your home for the holidays. As some of you may know, our shop is well known for the varieties of succulents and airplants we carry. This year we decided to take a bit of an unconventional approach to dressing a your holiday wreath.....with airplants!
Here's what you'll need:
1. A basic wreath purchased at your local craft store or nursery - we used a grapevine wreath.
2. A selection of airplants, you can find at a selection of airplants at Pigment year round.
3. Any accent items - in this case we chose a stag horn and a pretty lil' twig we found during a morning walk.
4. Reindeer moss - for a pop of color and texture, also available at Pigment.
The best part about this craft project is that it requires little-to-no tools, making it is pretty mess-free. We just tucked the butts of the airplants into the wreath and using twine tied the accents to the body of the wreath.
Our in-house planter wizard, Shelby, started out by placing her accent piece.
Then she worked around that to and put the airplants in place.
Since we didn't need to use glue to keep anything in place, there was a lot flexibility in arranging the airplants, a super PLUS when doing this for your first time. So you can create any kind of look you like; very ornate or keep things nice and light.
.....a bit of moss for a pop of color and texture.
And voila! You have an a holiday wreath that is unique, easy to care for and can last beyond the Holiday Season. Airplants and reindeer moss can be watered directly while attached to the wreath; just run the airplants under the water facet to moisten once a week. The reindeer moss needs even less water to keep its texture soft and fluffy; you can water the moss while watering the airplants every other week or so. Let dry before replacing on the wall or door.
Feeling inspired? Join us at our Tillandsia Trunk Show on Saturday, December 14th and or hop onto our mailing list to get all the details and to keep up with future events. Happy Holidays - Pigment