Last weekend, I ventured out early Saturday morning to the LA Flower District. Chia tea latte in hand (because the early morning hours have a slight resemblance to fall), I wandered through aisles and aisles of flowers, succulents, herbs, and other greenery (and let’s not forget about all the pumpkins, gourds, and other fall items I almost couldn’t resist buying).
But I was on a mission for baby’s breath and wedding inspiration. I have a pretty good idea of what types of flowers I want for Zack and I’s wedding, BUT since I don’t consider myself a flower expert, I figured why not go see what else is out there. I knew for certain I wanted to incorporate baby’s breath (yes, because it’s inexpensive but also because it has a whimsical and romantic quality about it), so I ended up buying some to experiment with bouquets, boutonnieres, flower crowns, and centerpiece ideas. Mission accomplished. BUTTTTT I did end up coming home with a large fall flower bouquet and an air plant. Ok, so I bought more than I planned, but I’d say I showed some restraint because I have a weakness when i comes to cute little succulents, and they. were. everywhere.
1. Form the clay into an oval sphere then press into the center to create the vase opening where the air plant will sit.
2. Use a toothpick to draw crosshatch lines to create the pineapple texture.
3. Bake or air dry the clay according to the package instructions.
4. After the clay is dry and/or baked (and cooled down), add paint!
5. Once the paint is dry, you are ready to add the air plant.