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Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Hanging Tillandsia

For more detailed instructions on design considerations for Tillandsia see the Tutorial below

There are many ways to hang your air plants in a design. In this Tutorial I explore three

Method One:

Tie the air plants to the design with fishing line

Tie the air plants to the design with fishing line. The fishing line is strong and will stay in place if you soak the entire design in water or you can untie it and soak the plant and place it back in the design

See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions on how to take care of air plants

Simply weave the line through the plant and secure with a knot

Simply weave the line through the plant and secure with a knot

The biggest negative of using fishing line to secure the plant is that it does damage the plan

The biggest negative of using fishing line to secure the plant is that it does damage the plant.

Method two:

Glue the entire plant into the design with flower glue

Glue the entire plant into the design with flower glue. This is especially suitable if there are little to no roots on the plant and if you can soak the entire design.

Because these plants are bulky it is best to place glue on both the plant and the surface you want to glue it to

Because these plants are bulky it is best to place glue on both the plant and the surface you want to glue it to. Make sure it nestles securely into position

Method three:

I prefer this way. The roots of air plants are there to anchor them and they are tough. Choose plants with developed roots

Weave the roots into the design

Weave the roots into the design...

Fan the roots out and weave it through defferent twigs so secure it in the exact position you require it

Fan the roots out and weave it through different twigs to secure it in the exact position you require it

Knot to secure

Knot to secure. This way you can set the entire design in water to soak, or untie the knot with absolutely no damage to the plant and as the roots grow you can secure it to more twigs

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Christine de Beer

This is my ongoing creative workbook to research and capture design projects and techniques. You will mostly find ideas for floral art but I will also include some other projects such as gift packaging, cards and even cake decorating with a few lifestyle projects arranged in between.

Everything you see in this workbook was designed, made and photographed by me, unless specific credit is given to another designer.

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