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Oh, AND I bet you could put them on a little round stand, like the marble eggs, etc! Then they can stand up if we use them out of the widow area for a while. Would be darling in a group. I am having a fairy garden weekend to plant near my "new" fairy house. Old stump, new door/windows.
My husband has to help with this easy job since I have to be careful in this HEAT! I get dizzy. We will buy plants and put them in when it cools off in the eve.
So, while we are out this Sat, we can to go Hobby Lobby again.
You know the marble and other eggs people used to collect? They were so pretty. The stand doesn't have to be fancy, just a circle to fit a round object in so it doesn't roll. Think DONUT! UM... I'm hungry!
I had looked it over twice, so I was leaving...while checking out with a 50% off garden item, I asked when they'd be putting more ornaments out, because I was looking for the clear ones...
Well, turns out she tells me the clear ones are NOT with Christmas stuff. They are with the CRAFT stuff.
So I got out of line, and went to crafts. Yep. There they were. They had two sizes. Regular and a sorta large, so got two boxes of the larger ones. They were 3.99 Actually they were both 3.99, so it was the same price no matter which size you wanted.
Your tillandsia planting is adorable! Ha, no, you are not getting it out! That is what makes it interesting though. Great job. I will be going to H. Lobby tomorrow. Fred took the day off and we did errands and I have a migraine. Tomorrow will be a fun day. I am sitting here with a bird on my head, ha. Gonna nap soon and hopefully my head will be better.
LOVE that candle holder in the link. I bookmarked it.
well, when experimenting, you should share the bad with the good...apparently the soil in the fern one(I did use more of everything in this one because it had lots of roots to cover), was too heavy for the wire piece to hold...
It crashed to the ground. Cleaning it up was dangerous. Tiny chards of super-thin glass...
Guess this is an adult gift and not some project for sunday school kids!! Be careful when making these!
I don't want anyone to cut their finger. This gone wrong could easily cause someone to need stitches.
I guess the tillandsia and moss was the best idea so far, because it was both easy, and cheap, and also because it is so lightweight...
The newest ones are so cute!!! If they are heavy, you can get a glass candle holder to hold it up. There are so many. Small and round, diff. colors. I bought darling ones. You can tie raffia, ribbon or something on top, leave a hole for a heavy one.
Good point about setting it on something if it were heavy, but I was really hoping people could hang it on their Christmas tree, or hang it somewhere.
If I limit myself on weight, it should be ok. I guess i really should just skip the rocks and charcoal. They are the heaviest part. I was just trying to do it the "right" way.
My husband suggested hot gluing the tops on, but then you could never water it...then he said drill or poke a hole through the top, but I don't know...
In the end only a fellow gardener would appreciate the quality of the plants. Most "other" people wouldn't care if you put a prized plant or just a tillandsia, so maybe I'll just stick with the tillandsias for general gifts, and keep a few "special" ones set back for people who would really appreciate the contents more
I think for a gift, a tillandsia would be just fine and a sure thing for the tree. Maybe a "mushroom" cardinal in there or on top. Simplicity is just fine and the uniqueness and thought you put into it will be wonderful.
Back around Christmas, Walmart had Cokes in small round plastic bottles. They were just slightly bigger than the glass balls you're using, I think, and had a plastic Santa label shrinkwrapped around them. They were expensive, $1 each for maybe 12 oz of Coke, but I bought 4 for this exact purpose. If I can find them (After the Coke was drank out of them, I put them up til I was ready to plant something in them and now don't know where I put them! LOL), I'll take a picture. They'd be great to use because they're plastic, have a larger hole, and the plastic screw-on lid could be drilled to attach a heavy wire that would hold any weight. Surely something similar would be available year-round, and hopefully at a cheaper price!