Saturday, June 22, 2013

Air plant hangers

I love air plants and I saw a wine cork hanging basket tutorial for them on Pinterest and made myself a couple of them.

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Here is the tutorial I got the idea from.  I will tell what I did differently below.

I used 50lb test fishing line to weave the mesh bottom instead of waxed linen. I tied florists paddle wire around the entire circumference several times and also used it to make the hanger. I did this because of the mention in the tutorial about the basket coming apart if it gets wet. Around the florist wire I wrapped raffia.
Originally I did push Spanish moss up through the bottom like the original tutorial but did not want that look so I removed it and put a little of the Spanish moss in the basket underneath the air plants.