Crochet is the Answer
What do you do with a big glass fish? All of the things my Gramma tried didn’t seem right: it’s an awkward candy dish, it’s not deep enough for real fish, sticking a plant in there wouldn’t work well (no drainage, too high-maintenance, DIRT) . . .
So knowing that crochet was the answer, as it is for so many problems, I hijacked Gramma’s fish and put a coral reef in there.
Obviously, I was heavily inspired by Rachel’s work (and BTW, you can see her interview here). And PINTEREST. Pinterest is also the answer. Go on and do a search for “crochet coral,” and you’ll see what I mean.
- Make bits of coral.
- Shave down a little mound of floral foam.
- Pin all of your coral bits to the floral foam with stick pins.
- Realize that your coral reef is too big to fit through the fish mouth. Curses!
- Remove all coral bits from foam.
- Stick naked floral foam into the fish gullet.
- Carefully stick coral bits into floral foam with pins (again). This was difficult, as I could only fit one hand into the fish mouth at a time.
- Feel like you are doing some bizarre form of reverse-crochet-taxidermy.
- Revel in your coral reef.