Hurrah! A new DIY tutorial video - and just in time for Mother’s Day! These air plant terrariums are SO incredibly simple to assemble and care for. If you can put flowers in a vase, you can create an air plant terrarium - and I guarantee they’ll last longer! SUBSCRIBE To my YouTube channel! http://bit.ly/CraftedWithRobert
Decorative Elements (optional)
1. Begin with a thoroughly cleaned container and then create a layer of rocks in the bottom.
2. Arrange preserved moss and decorative elements.
3. Insert air plants.
• The proper name for air plants is tillandsia. Tillandsia are epiphytes and need no soil because water and nutrients are absorbed through the leaves. The roots are used as anchors only.
• Mist plants once a week. Position in indirect sunlight.
• Air plants can be purchased at many local nurseries or online: http://www.airplant.com/, http://airplantcity.com/, http://www.airplantshop.com/
Silly side note! This was the very first video we shot in conjunction with Kin Community for my YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/craftedwithrobert. The nerves were a little evident - I was so used to producing video, being in front of the camera was entirely different beast! That being said my brilliant producer Beth at KinCommunity and her crackerjack team of editors made it look lovely. We shoot a five more projects next week and I’m feeling a little more confident and camera ready! Lol! Stay tuned for more great projects. xo
Excited about tomorrow’s release of my next DIY video tutorial: Tie-Dyed Eggs! It’s a fun, simple and virtually mess-free way to decorate Easter eggs. I compiled a Pinterest board to show you examples of ways others have tacked this project, see it here: http://pinterest.com/robertm/tie-dyed-eggs/
I am thrilled to share that I’ll be teaching an upcoming workshop at the amazing French General store in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 20th! Learn essential crepe paper flower skills and create a charming bouquet of viola flowers.
For those of you not familiar with French General, you’re in for a treat! The crafty wonderland of artist and designer Kaari Meng is tucked away in LA’s Silverlake neighborhood and packed with amazing vintage craft supplies, Kaari’s own line of fabric & trim, and total charm overload: https://www.frenchgeneral.com/
A sneak peek! Exciting news to follow…
I know many of you have noticed that Kin Community has not been uploading videos at the same rapid-fire rate as last year, and may be curious as to why. Here’s Beth with a channel update.
Looking for an easy and thoughtful way to document your family’s adventures throughout the year? Consider my family time capsule project!
Digging through project archives this week I came across this handsome feathered friend, a baby shower centerpiece I crafted from crepe paper.
The Christmas tree and holiday decorations have only been down a few weeks but already I miss that extra bit of indoor greenery. So a trip to the LA Flower Mart had me assembling a sweet and simple lemon leaf wreath for above the mantle. An outing to the California Cactus Center in Pasadena led to a series of air plant terrariums to be featured on an upcoming Kin Community DIY video!
Let it snow! This tutorial shows you how to create crystal snowflakes that grow like magic!
Here are a couple variations I created of the graham cracker house in my Kin Community video tutorial!
It’s like gingerbread house building 101! Except substitute graham crackers for gingerbread, skip the baking and jump right to the fun stuff - assembly and decorating!