Air Plant Wreath Craft

Learn how to craft this wreath composed of tillandsia, moss and garden foliage.

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Craft an Air Plant Wreath

Learn how to make a moss and tillandsia wreath inspired by the garden.

Add Wire

Leaving the floral wire attached to the spool. Tether the end to the wreath like so. 

Moss Time

Take a large handful of sphagnum moss and place it on the frame. Unroll the floral wire and wrap it tightly around the moss to keep it in place.

Tie it Off

Once you have gone all the way around the wreath, trim the wire end and secure it to the wreath's frame with a twist.

Wire Your Plants

Cut a length of floral wire approximately 6 inches. Wrap it around the base of the air plant as shown here.

Make a Hole

With your finger, make a small hole through the sphagnum moss on the front of the wreath where you would like to place an air plant.

Add the Plant

Insert the air plant's wires through the hole on the wreath and secure the air plant in place by twisting the wires on the back side of the wreath onto the frame.

Place the Plants

Continue the same technique and attach the air plants to your wreath. Save a few air plants to attach at the end to fill in any voids.

Garden Findings

Search your landscape for durable natural items that don't mind being spritzed with water when you care for your wreath. I trimmed what remained from the climbing hydrangea's blooms from the main bush. I removed any remaining blossoms, added wire and secured them to the wreath in the same fashion as the air plants.

Blueberry Bush Branches

I also trimmed some spend branches from the blueberry bushes and added those to the wreath as well.

Coming Together

The wreath is beginning to take shape.

Final Touches

Take a peek at your wreath and see if there are any bare spots. If so, simply wire on one of those air plants that you set aside like so.

Wreath Care

To care for this wreath, give the air plants a gently spritz of water once a week. Keep out of direct sunlight. This wreath can be enjoyed indoors or out depending on your climate.