Want to know how to make a hanging sea urchin air plant holder? Mine was a nightlight before I removed the bulb and cord and transformed it into a homemade hanging tillandsia planter. To me it’s far more useful and eye-catching now, and I love how it looks in my kitchen window. It gets the perfect amount of light, and I can easily take it down to provide water. Be sure to check out the link at the end of my post on how much water air plants need and the most effective method of watering.
How to Attach an Air Plant to a Sea Urchin
Some say to use tack putty or other adhesive to secure tillandsia for display, but you shouldn’t permanently attach it to anything, especially chemical-filled adhesives. Besides, if it was stuck in place you wouldn’t be able to water it properly. Some people mist their air plants, but I soak mine every two weeks. That’s another important topic, and I’ll post the link at the end so you can see my two healthy air plants and learn how I keep them green.
What I love the most about my hanging sea urchin air plant is how it looks like a sea creature. No, it doesn’t look like an octopus since they have eight legs, but I suppose it could pass for a jellyfish with short tentacles. It takes a good imagination to see it that way! 🙂
Attaching an air plant to a sea urchin is super easy, and since I didn’t use adhesive I never have to worry about it coming apart. How can that be? It sounds contradictory, but once you know how to make a hanging sea urchin air plant holder you’ll understand what I mean.
How to Make a Hanging Sea Urchin Air Plant Holder
- Cut a piece of string to a length of 12 to 18 inches, depending on how far down you want it to hang
- Run one end of the string through the small hole in the top of the sea urchin and out the larger opening
- Secure a shorter piece of the same type of string around the base of the air plant
- Tie the ends of the two separate strings together
- Pull the string until the air plant is gently but securely seated against the larger opening on the sea urchin
- Tie a loop on the other end and hang it in a place that receives several hours of filtered sunlight every day
As long as it’s hanging, the weight of the sea urchin will keep the tillandsia securely in place. Visit the article entitled Air Plant is Drying Up and Turning Brown for care instructions. When you take it down you’ll be able to slide the sea urchin up on the string and soak the plant as directed. It’s a DIY air plant holder that looks phenomenal no matter where you hang it.