Ever notice those beautiful plants that have fallen from trees, realizing, they look like Air Plants but, couldn’t be because these are free and right in our backyard.
Tillandsia recurvata, commonly known as ball moss, a flowering plant (not a true moss) in the family Bromeliaceae that grows upon larger host plants. It grows well in areas with low light, little airflow, and high humidity, which is commonly provided by southern shade trees, often the southern live oak. It relative to Spanish moss.
Put on your comfy shoes and head out to forge for your items needed. You will want to search for Live Oak and/or Cypress trees.
We are going with the “whatever you have on hand” concept. Your bank account will thank you… And you are not creating more waste.
Acorns are glued together with, you guessed it, E6000. I used a lid from a candle as a base to hold my acorns while I glued. You are also going to need pieces of tape standing by, to use as reinforcement while the ball dries.
Drying time should be overnight just to be on safe side.
Once dry, you can start gluing on your moss. This moss I purchased from Amazon but, I do know you can dye Reindeer Moss with food coloring.
SuperMoss (23164) Reindeer Moss Preserved, Fuchsia, 2oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I6AHSL0/ref=cm_sw_r_u_apa_fabc_vyN8Fb1AX911R
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