DIY – Have a Ball! Air Plant Display Idea No.3

December 14, 2014

diy tillandsia air plant display stringHave a Ball! No.3 and the last in this series, at least for now. Make this quirky string ball with simple materials, as a mounting idea for an Air Plant.

You will need:

  • String / Cord. I used black satin cord, but any will do.
  • Glue. PVA was used for this tutorial.
  • Balloon. Regular kind.
  • Air Plant.  Purchased from Bunnings for $6.99.  This particular one is Tillandsia palacea. It’s information card says “Trailing species 10cm wide with branching heads, great indoors or outdoors, water only when required.”
  • Peg. To hang your project to dry.
  • Pin / Needle. To deflate your balloon.

How to :

Inflate your balloon to the size required (only 7-10cm or 2-3″).  Coat your cord with glue and randomly place over the balloon. Use a peg to hang overnight to dry. Carefully deflate with a pin, removing any ‘stuck’ pieces (from excess glue) gently from the balloon.

Balance your Tillandsia in the ‘ball’. You’re done.

You could also hang this from the ceiling with the leftover cord or clear fishing line.

diy tillandsia air plant mounting ideas string

Check out these notes on Caring for your Tillandsia

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4 Comments

  • Reply Fluency December 14, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    This is so cute! I might just do the ball part without the plant because I don’t know where to buy them here, but it’s so decorative 🙂

  • Reply Myriam November 2, 2015 at 2:05 am

    This is so beautiful. I love the lines of the ball with the lines of the plant. By the way, when watering this Tillandsia palacea? “water only when required” Oh well, ok thanks! ; )

    • Reply Adorablest November 2, 2015 at 11:51 am

      Hi, Thanks Myriam. I usually just give them a dunk in water when I remember. It’s usually no more than once a week (mine are indoors).

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