Now that spring is quickly approaching and winter is passing I decided I would make a Spring air plant wreath!I was missing my Christmas wreath and I found this grapevine wreath base at Target for only $3! I went to the craft store and purchased sheet moss and a variety pack of lichen and sponge moss. I had been trying to decide on how to display my new air plants and knew this was going to be so perfect! If you follow my Instagram you may have noticed I have a slight love affair with air plants. The neat thing about them, besides their cool shapes and varieties, is how fun it is to stick them all over the house for a touch of green without the usual necessary dirt. Making a living air plant wreath is a really nice way to display your air plants and decorate your home year-round, not only for Spring!
- Grapevine Wreath
- Moss and lichen
- Wrapped floral wire (optional)
- Airplants (There are many different kinds of air plants, I’ve used 2 different varieties in this wreath)
- Glue gun
- Glue sticks
Start by choosing the moss, lichen and air plants that you’d like to use in your design. Contrasting colors, shapes and textures will provide nice dimension. You will need a glue gun, glue sticks and perhaps some scissors.
Wrap the wreath base with the contrasting rope securely but not too tightly. Once you reach the beginning of the wrapped wire, tuck the end into the wreath to secure it, make a knot if your rope does not have wire.
Gather the moss, lichen and air plants and arrange them onto the wreath base to decide where they look best. Once you’ve decided on the placement, it’s time to warm up your glue gun. Place a good amount of glue to the back of the moss and carefully press it down onto the wreath. Repeat with the rest of the moss and lichen. Follow the shape of the wreath and twine to emulate how the plants would have grown naturally along the vines.
Glue the air plants onto the moss or into the wreath vines and voila! You have yourself a living air plant wreath! Attach the leftover twine to hang the wreath or use a nail to display. Air plants are really easy to take care of, water them once a week with a misting spray bottle. The darker air plants like more water than the silver white varieties. Air plants like the tropics so bring them indoors if the temperatures get below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you decide to make your own wreath, please tag me on Instagram. I’d love to see your creations!