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July 11, 2010 at 7:39 am 4 comments

image of an airplant set in a conch shell

I just returned from a trip to DC where I reconnected with a friend that shares my love for craft.  She had so many original ideas around her house and generously let me document and share those ideas with you.   This is a wonderful gift idea:  She takes airplants (Bromeliad Tillandsia) set in a bed of spanish moss (you can find it in the floral department of craft stores) and nestles them into sea shells.  She then finds/makes creative stands for the shell and presents the whole unit with a tiny spritz bottle (like those used for cleaning eyeglasses) to keep the plant fresh.  It’s a wonderful low-maintenance way to bring some living green into a small space.  Shown here is a conch shell.  She gave one to me when I moved and it was set in a gorgeous nautilus shell with a mesmerizing mother-of-pearl finish.  I’ll be posting more ideas from my friend soon.  Thank you Audrey Anne, for sharing your creative eye!   ~Sean

www.airplantcity.com is a great resource for learning about caring for or purchasing airplants.  They have generously offered a 10% discount for anyone who finds them through our blog.  Simply leave a note in the “instructions for the seller” box that you found their site through Qprojects blog and your charge will be adjusted manually, I believe.  It looks like they are running some  great July sales. (This is not a sponsor, I jut like the content of their site).

www.naplsseashellcompany.com was kind enough to offer Qproject fans 10% off orders of $10 or more! Simply use coupon code Seashells 624.

nautilus shell

nautilus shell

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. haru  |  July 11, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Sean, this is a great idea! This would allow me to pull some of our sea shells from the garage and give them the dual purpose of decoration/plant container. Another bonus is that the airplants might actually survive in my home considering I am not a green-thumb type of gal.

    Thank you “friend from DC” for sharing your idea with us!

    Hat tip to http://www.airplantcity.com for the discount offer.

    Reply
  • 2. Donna Anderson  |  July 12, 2010 at 3:07 am

    Hey Audrey Anne, fun idea. Love seeing what all you crafty gals are creating!

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  • 3. coco  |  July 29, 2010 at 5:33 am

    i like big shells too, and I have lots of those little air plants. This is a great way of incorporating them. Nice idea!!

    You have lots of good ideas! I’m glad I found you.

    Reply
  • 4. Make Your Own Seashell Planter | Seashells by Millhill  |  September 3, 2010 at 10:54 am

    […] I imagine this shell planter would be useful for such a gift. Of course it would be cute just sitting around the house too. Check out the “how to’s” here at the QProject blog. […]

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