“Creating Your Own Yucca Pets”

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“Creating Your Own Yucca Pets” by Tuzi Williams

The yucca blossom is New Mexico’s state flower, and its seed pods are large, bell shaped and sturdy. Each of the pod’s three segment looks like a rabbit’s ears…to me, at least! In 2011 on a whim, I constructed my first “Yucca Pet,” a tan long-eared jackrabbit. My “Yucca Pet” menagerie grew as I received special requests for various creatures, and they were tremendous sellers at my Farmers’ Market booth in Las Cruces. I wrote “Creating Your Own Yucca Pets” as a tutorial for anyone who wants instructions to make these little cuties! This how-to book is fully illustrated with step-by-step instructions and lots of photos. Although yuccas grow and create seed pods in almost every state, I’ve also included instructions for yucca seed pod substitutes – spools or wooden eggs.

You can purchase my book here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1468164309

This gallery showcases just a few of many hundreds of my “Yucca Pets”: (note: not all of these are in my book.)