Aren't airplants the best? I think so. I love them. I have been using them everywhere! I put together this little DIY for you to try. Super easy, and you can add it to a gallery wall for a little punch of something natural. I'm going to reccomend something mellow and meditative while you're working - so perhaps the Drift single, by Alina Baraz + Galimatias
So here’s what you’ll need: // a shadowbox - I used an 8x8 white frame // airplants - get an array of smaller ones from a local florist // sticks and stones and other unique natural elements // sand -- this can come from anywhere, but a secret - I used a handful of my daughter's kinetic sand, and it was SO much easier to use and less mess // an 8x8 (or whatever size your frame is) white sheet of paper. I used a blank piece of watercolor paper to give a little texture // time: 15-30 min depending on how long you take to arrange and re-arrange.
1. Prior to starting you're going to want to soak your airplants for about an hour or so and let dry. So plan ahead on that.
2. After that's done, go ahead and get all your materials and a clean work surface. Open up back of your frame and lay face down. Place your sand into the frame -- the kinetic sand makes it so much easier to mold and give a little shape to it. (If you're using regular sand, try getting it a little wet so you can mold it into corners and up sides.)
4. When you're happy, place your blank sheet of paper behind, then put backing onto frame. This is where it's a little tricky. As once frame is secured and you set it up, everything is going to settle a bit. So, you may need to open frame and re-arrange a bit. I actually had to do this several times, to get everything to sit right. You'll need to soak your airplants every week or so, depending upon your climate. But it will give you an excuse to try a new arrangement, or add in other natural elements.