Mike, one of SmartyPlants talented and creative designers, built this wonderful butterfly. The ingredients are:
Mossed dragonfly frame
Several varieties of tillandsias (Stricta hard, Stricta soft, Filifolia, Ionatha, and others)
The eyes – 2 halves of one Ionatha Mexican tillandsias ball
A lot of time (4 ½ hrs.) and patience
The piece needs to lay flat for 2-3 weeks to give the plants an opportunity to root, after which it can be hung. Its ideal home is outdoors in a shady spot and under roof to protect it from too much rain. It should live happily for a long time with only occasional watering.