Category: Air Plants

Air Plants

Tutorial: Living Air Plant Brooch for Craftzine.com

My air plant brooch tutorial is now on CRAFT: Project: Living Air Plant Brooch. Hooray for wearable air plants!


Project: Living Air Plant Brooch

From terrarium necklaces to moss rings, living jewelry is popping up just about everywhere. Are you ready to get in on the plant-wearing trend? Make your own unique, green pieces with my air plant brooch tutorial!

Step 1: Put on your safety glasses and facemask, then select a piece of scrap wood. If needed, use your handsaw to cut it to size, making sure that the thickness of the piece is a uniform ¼”.

Step 2: Use the sandpaper to smooth away any rough spots or jagged edges on the wood


Want to see more? Head over to CRAFT to see the full tutorial!

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Roundup: Last-Minute Mother’s Day Crafts

Roundup: Last-Minute Mother's Day Crafts | The Zen of Making
Need a last minute Mother’s Day gift? Here’s a roundup of quick crafts that you can make in an afternoon!

Tutorial: Scissor Holder Necklace with Removable Pincushion | The Zen of Making
Keep your scissors within reach with this super-easy scissor holder necklace with removable pincushion!

Tutorial: Embroidered Shrink Plastic Pendants | The Zen of Making
Create your own custom embroidered pendants with shrink plastic!

Tutorial: Fabric Rosette Barrette | The Zen of Making
Do you have fabric scraps and 5 minutes? You can make your own rosette barrettes, no sewing machine (or fabric know-how) necessary!

Tutorial: Air Plant Chandelier | The Zen of Making
Make an air plant chandelier with thrift store finds and supplies that you already have on hand!

Tutorial: Make Your Own Vanilla Extract | The Zen of Making
Store-bought vanilla can get pretty fancy, but absolutely nothing compares to the real thing. Homemade vanilla extract makes for a perfect handmade gift, and with Mother’s Day right around the corner, now is the perfect time to whip some up! (If this is a last-minute project, don’t forget to tell mom how to store it while it steeps!)

Already ahead of the game? What did you make for your mom?

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Air Plant Super Bloom


There are at least 9 blooms on one of my air plants right now, and it has turned from green to bright, ridiculous pink. I didn’t even know that it was possible for them to have that many flowers!

Now that she’s all tarted up, next thing you know, she’ll start popping out babies. (No, seriously.) Yippee!

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Sunday Snapshot: The Air Plants are Blooming!


It may be gloomy outside, but inside the air plants are blooming!

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