Discover the Irresistible Charm of Air Plant Jellyfish

Air plants are fascinating creatures that don’t require soil to grow. They survive by absorbing nutrients from the air, making them unique and low-maintenance houseplants. But have you ever seen an air plant jellyfish? Prepare to be smitten by their undeniable cuteness and whimsy.

Use air plants and sea urchin shells to make the cutest little air plant jellyfish!

A Chance Encounter at the Shore

During a summer trip to the shore, serendipity led us to stumble upon a craft show on the lively boardwalk. Amidst the array of charming creations, one particular display caught our attention – air plants nestled within various seashells. While they were all delightful, our eyes were instantly drawn to the air plant jellyfish. Their adorable presence, effortlessly suspended, was simply irresistible.

Use air plants and sea urchin shells to make the cutest little air plant jellyfish!

Crafting Your Own Air Plant Jellyfish

Bringing the enchantment home is easier than you might think. With just a handful of supplies, you can transform your living space with these charming creatures:

  • Clear thread or fishing line
  • Glue (such as E6000)
  • Air plants
  • Sea urchin shells

Air plants, officially known as Tillandsia, can be found in the floral department of select grocery stores or at local greenhouses. Alternatively, you can explore the vast selection available on popular online platforms. Etsy offers a wide range of options from reputable sellers like AirPlantGreenhouse, AirPlantShopCom, and AirPlantDesignStudio. Amazon also provides highly rated choices for effortless shopping.

As for the shells, while they may grace the shores if you’re lucky, they can easily be obtained from craft stores or online marketplaces like Etsy and Amazon.

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Use air plants and sea urchin shells to make the cutest little air plant jellyfish!

Creating your own delightful jellyfish is a breeze. Start by threading the clear thread through the existing holes on top of the shell. If your shell lacks a hole or it’s too large, secure the thread with a small dot of hot glue.

Then, carefully glue the air plant to the interior bottom of the shell. Once everything is in place, hang your charming air plant jellyfish and let them bring a smile to your face.

Unveiling a Seaside Revelation

A Super Dumb Story Alert: In my quest for maintaining the air plants’ well-being, I initially puzzled over how to securely wedge them inside the shells without getting the shells wet during soaking. Frustration mounted as my attempts failed. Then, in a moment of realization, I had an epiphany: “They’re SEA shells. Their purpose is to shelter SEA-DWELLING creatures. In the WATER.”

Occasionally, even the cleverest of minds require a gentle reminder of the obvious.

Use air plants and sea urchin shells to make the cutest little air plant jellyfish!

Tips for Thriving Air Plants

Now that your air plant jellyfish are adorning your space, it’s essential to ensure their well-being. Keeping your air plants healthy is a breeze with these tips:

  1. Provide Sufficient Light: Place your air plants in bright, indirect light to mimic their natural habitat. Avoid exposing them to direct sunlight, as it can scorch their leaves.

  2. Regular Misting: Air plants thrive in humid environments. Mist them with water two to three times a week, ensuring complete coverage but avoiding excessive moisture accumulation.

  3. Soaking Sessions: Every two to three weeks, give your air plants a refreshing soak. Submerge them in room temperature water for 15-30 minutes, then shake off the excess water and allow them to dry before putting them back in their jellyfish abodes.

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By following these simple care instructions, your air plants will continue to flourish and fill your space with their unique beauty.

So, have you ever ventured into the world of air plants? Do you have any secrets to share that have helped your air plants thrive? Let us know in the comments below!

A special thanks to the talented artisans and creators at Ames Farm Center for bringing us these delightful air plant jellyfish. To explore more captivating creations, visit Ames Farm Center.