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Picture of Beehive Air Plant Container

Truth be told, I've never really possessed a green thumb. The only plants I can seem to keep alive are the hearty and versatile Tillandsia air plants! Since air plants do not require soil, their potting options vary widely and leave plenty of room for creativity. Here I've used polymer clay to make a fun and functional air plant holder. Enjoy!

Step 1: Shape the Beehive

Start with a decent sized ball of beige polymer clay. Work the clay in your hands until it is soft and pliable. Then, ripping off small increments, roll a piece of clay into a ball and flatten like a pancake. Do this 5-6 times, depending on how tall you'd like your final product. Make each flattened piece a little smaller than the last. The final piece should be slightly dome-shaped to allow for the creation of a hole for the plant.

Stack flattened discs on top of each other with the small dome on top. Using the ring topped metal tool, carve out a small hole to fit your plant. Make the hole deep enough to ensure it will not come tumbling out when planter is moved.

Using the rubber sculptor and your fingers, gently blend the discs together to get the shape of the beehive.

Dumbphone1 month ago
This has to be one of the most adorable planters I have seen, and I mean that in the most complementary way! I love this. Well done.
deathrocker15 (author)  Dumbphone1 month ago
that is so kind! thank you so much.
prachilele2 months ago
Loved it.. voted
deathrocker15 (author)  prachilele2 months ago
thanks so much
jessyratfink2 months ago
Fantastic sculpting! It's so cute ^_^
deathrocker15 (author)  jessyratfink2 months ago
thank you!