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Coastal DIY Sea Urchin Air Pant

Step 1 – Select your air plant and sea urchin. For bigger sea urchins I used the Caput Medusae as they give the effect of a spindly octopus. For the smaller sea urchin I used the Lonantha Peanuts. The size of the bottom opening of the English Channel Urchins determines which size air plant you will use.
Step 2 – Wrap fishing line around the “neck” of the air plant, working your way up to the top of the air plant criss cross the left and right “arms” of the fishing line, knot quarter inch from the top. 
Step 3 –  Taking the loose end of the fishing line knot it on to an ornament hanger.
Step 4 – Feed fishing line and ornament hanger through bottom opening and then top opening until the air plant bits snuggly in the bottom opening.
Step 5 – Pick a spot where there is adequate but not direct sunlight and hang.

Not the DIY type or a few too many steps from the ocean and therefore unable to comb the beach for a dried-out sea urchin? Purchase a Jellyfish Air Plant Kit here.

Sea life DIY you will love. Sea urchin air pant coastal DIY to create hanging plants with a sea inspired design.

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Sea Urchin Air Plant DIY

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Sea Urchin Air Pant Hanging In Macrame 

Old Bay Seafood Boil Recipe


4 quarts water (16 cups)

1 can (12 ounces) beer (optional)

1/2 cup Old Bay Seasoning

2 tablespoons salt

8 medium red potatoes quartered

2 large onions cut into wedges

2 pounds lean smoked sausage cut into 2-inch pieces

8 ears fresh corn shucked and halved crosswise

4 pounds unpeeled jumbo shrimp (21 to 25 count)


Bring water beer OLD BAY Seasoning and salt to boil in 12-quart stockpot on high heat. Add potatoes and onions. Cook 8 minutes. Add smoked sausage. Cook 5 minutes. Add corn. Cook 7 minutes.

Stir in shrimp. Cook 4 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink.

Drain cooking liquid. Pour contents of pot into large serving bowl or platter. Or mound on paper-covered table. Sprinkle with additional OLD BAY Seasoning if desired.

A classic Old Bay seafood boil recipe that everyone loves. Coastal living by the seashore, classic coastal dining and recipes to fit the salt life.


Old Bay Seafood Boil Recipe

Located on a quiet street in Orono, Minnesota, this classic coastal cottage-style home combines perfect interior design with distinct architectural details.  Ocean hued coastal living room with upholstered seating and great sea inspired accents. Coastal kitchen with white cabinets, a painted gray island and shiny aluminum ship cargo lights. A dark wood dining table with classic wicker insert back side chairs and a bright glass bead chandelier to light the space. The mudroom features custom lockers, shiplap walls and Bluestone floor tile laid in a herringbone pattern. This cheerful coastal designed screened-in porch features stained T&G ceiling boards and a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace. Wicker coastal seating and an aqua stripe area rug add beachy style to this screened in room.

Take a tour of this lovely Minnesota home with big coastal style. You will love all the sea inspired design elements found in this home.


Beach House Style In Orono, Minnesota

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