How to: make living art
Photo - Linda Ross
Eden, Isla and Skye create cool living sculptures from plants that live on air.
What you need
your choice of tillandsias
stone, rock, shells, sticks, wood or magnet
hot glue or wire (adult supervision is needed)
spray bottle with water (rain water is best)
What to do
Place your base – either a shell, stone, rock, stick, wood or magnet) on the table.
With adult supervision, use a hot glue gun to stick the air plant onto your base. You may want to wire it on instead.
Let the glue set for 10 minutes.
Place living sculpture in a partly shaded spot in the garden, under the pergola, near a water feature, in a tree - or in the house!
Spray once a week with water
How it works
Air plants don’t need any soil as they attach themselves to objects and absorb moisture from the air around them. They can live on rocks, trees, overhead wires and – more fun for us - can be stuck onto walls or boards with glue! They are properly called Tillandsias and they come from Central America. There are many different types with different shapes and colours.