There's no denying our love for Tillandsia these days, so we decided to create a DIY that would put these unique plants on display in an innovative way. The final product? Some extremely easy wall art that perfectly nests your Tillandsia using only yarn, nails, and a wood plaque. These geometric inspired pieces are perfect for hanging on your walls, for your greenhouse, or placed on a shelf to compliment a vignette. These are very customizable pieces that can be painted or stained and the yarn used to create the geometric qualities can be swapped for rustic twine or industrial leather!
First off, you'll need:
- A wood plaque (We got ours at the nearest craft store!)
- A hammer
- Yarn or string in the color of your choice
- 2-3 Tillandsia
Start by mapping out where you would like your nails to go. This is crucial if you're dreaming up a fancy design for your yarn to create! If you're more of an organic type of creator, then we suggest you just go crazy. We decided to put nails evenly along the outside of the plaque and make almost a hexagon out of the interior nails.
Time to get started! Double knot your yarn around one of the nails, you can start anywhere!
As you start to make your design and move onto your first nail, make sure you wrap the yarn in a circular motion around each nail so the yarn doesn't slip off and stays nice and tight. (See top photo) Then move along to your other nails to make your design!
We had Helen, our Visual Merchandiser, help us out and create one of her own. She went the organic route, leaving some of the exterior edges bare and getting extremely geometric! We love how these turn out in such a unique way! All you have to do next is pop in your tillandsia & nestle them into the yarn.
We had to do some color testing, too! The red against naked wood looked amazing (especially in time for Fall!) but we wanted to see what a softer side of this project could look like. We painted a larger plaque pale grey and contrasted with mustard yarn. Pop of color? Yes, please!
Circular plaques are included! We think these would look amazing mixed together with different shapes, sizes, and hues to create an entire gallery wall.
We're still obsessed with how easy and amazing this DIY is. So many visitors inquired about these pieces of wall art as we were out and about creating at our Culver City store; we're so glad it inspired you! We'd love to see you create your own and share it with us. Happy Crafting!