My daughter and I spent a fun day recently with some friends. During lunch, my friend mentioned their air plant. What is an air plant? I had never heard of this!
After lunch we shopped at various booths at our local downtown fair. Guess what we came across? Air plants! Of course, I had to get one to make our own air plant terrarium.
The gentlemen selling the plants suggested these interesting specimens can live just about anywhere. Sounds like the perfect plant for me! I am not known for having a green thumb.
Air plant care seems pretty basic. Apparently they can be soaked in water every couple of weeks or just misted with water occasionally.
I grabbed some supplies I had at home and started assembling our little air plant terrarium.
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SUPPLIES FOR AIR PLANT TERRARIUM:
- Glass container (I had mine already, but I linked to some that looked fun!)
- Air Plant. (Ours is from our local fair, but I linked to some on Amazon for your convenience.)
- Sand (we used sand we’d brought home from previous vacations!)
- Shells (also from beaches we’ve visited.)
- Moss (I had some left over from our fairy garden.)
HOW TO MAKE AN AIR PLANT TERRARIUM:
You guys, this was so easy. As I mentioned above, I had everything I needed for this project with the exception of the air plant. Chances are, you do too!
I used this terrarium from Pottery Barn as my visual guide.
I started with a layer of sand. I’ve read that you should start with a drainage layer (rocks), but I didn’t read this until after I had already put mine together. This site has some interesting tips if you’re interested.
Then I just started putting the other things in until I liked how it looked. My favorite thing about our terrarium is that it’s made up of special memories.
I’m intending just to spray ours every now and then with water. Fingers crossed it makes it!
Do you have an air plant? If so, please share any tips you have!
DISCLOSURE: I not only am not known for having a green thumb, I actually have the opposite of a green thumb. For whatever reason, I struggle to keep plants alive. So, if you get an air plant, be sure to get the care instructions and follow those closely.
If you are looking for more beach home decor, you’ll want to take a peek at this recent string art post. String art is a fun project that the kiddos can help with, plus your art can be personalized to fit your life.