I live in Santa Barbara just 7 blocks from the ocean and love to go for beach walks. I used to collect shells and rocks to use as ground cover in my garden but these days my attention is focused on driftwood which I use for my various crafting projects. I spotted the chunk you see right below up next to the cliffs and thought it would be purrrrfect to use as a piece of art with tillandsias (aka tillys or air plants) and succulents. I was the envy of every dog on the beach as I slung it over my shoulder (it’s over 4′ long) and began my hour march on back to the car. This is one big fetch stick!
This project is easy to do. It’s just a matter of laying out the ingredients in a manner which is visually appealing to you. As the adornments, I used succulent cuttings taken from my garden and tillandsias which I have been collecting (note: they’re addicting!). I started with the biggest tilly and the biggest succulent because they are the trickiest to hold in place so I wanted to make sure I had the right spots to anchor them in.
I’ve balanced out the different colors of the tillandsias and succulents so there’s interest up and down the whole piece. What I like about this is that it rests beautifully on a table or hangs easily on a wall as it is nice and light. I would love this hanging in my kitchen that way I could see it all the time. Happy creating everyone!
As for the tillandsias, we have you covered! You’ll find a fine assortment of them waiting for you on our website: http://www.joyusgarden.com/tillandsias
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