These air plant holders, aka air plant pods, are great for displaying your air plants anywhere you’d like to hang them, like in a window or even on the fridge. I love thinking up new and different ways to display air plants (like this cement planter and air plant holder DIY.
I think they’d be a great gift for mother’s day, or gift for grandma! They’re easy enough to flatten and send along in the mail as a gift (without the air plant, of course)!
This project starts with some thrifted yarn and two sizes of loose-leaf binder rings.
Creative Craft Blog Hop
It’s time for another blog hop! I’m excited to share the fun and crafty creations of 12 other bloggers. If you are visiting from Zucchini Sisters, welcome! I just love the fabric covered Easter eggs that Rebecca shared!
At the very bottom of this post, I’ll be directing you to the next stop on this venture. But don’t forget to check out the other stops too. Be sure to drop back in throughout the week to visit them all!
Air Plant Holders
I wish I had a cone of every colour under the rainbow of this thrifted yarn The yarn is Egyptian cotton made in Greece and has a glorious sheen.
Information on how to get the written pattern is at the bottom of this post (as well as the step-by-step video tutorial). Start by attaching yarn to the smaller ring.
You might think the split in the ring would be problematic, but it actually helps keep the stitches even on both sides.
Air Plant Holders Shaping
After several rows of increases and decreases, the pocket starts to take shape.
Then you can add the second ring and bring them together.
Because it adds to the structure, the rings are integral to holding the shape.
Add Your Favourite Air Plants
As a result of the depth and shape of the pocket, these pods will hold any air plant you desire! If you line these with plastic, you could even plan succulents into these if you wanted to!
Green is my favourite colour. However, can you imagine these in other fun, bright colours? Since in this case I’m using only one solid colour, they’re a fun addition to a piece of colourful fused glass artwork hanging in our window.
They look pretty great in odd-numbered groupings.
But you can also display your crochet air plant holder as a single and add them to any metal surface, like this fridge, with a magnetic knob.
Every space brightens up with a little green – even the kitchen!
Air Plant Pods Video Tutorial
If you like the idea of adding crochet air plant hangers to your home decor, watch the tutorial below. For anyone who would like a written pattern, consider purchasing the pattern as a donation to our Alzheimer’s fundraiser. 100% of proceeds from every pattern in our shop will be donated to charity. Purchasing a pattern is a great way to get crafty and give back – a win-win.
If you love air plants as much as us, browse our air plant decor ideas.
Pin Air Plant Pods
Pinning is always welcome and appreciated:
Before we get into the craft hop, don’t forget to get your DIY mojo on at Birdz of a Feather and subscribe! You can also follow us on Pinterest, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.
Creative Craft Blog Hop
Today, we took part in the Creative Craft Blog Hop so now I’d like to send you on to see Jenna’s Floral Ice Cream Cone. Then come back to check out these other creative talents:
- How to Make Fabric Covered Easter Eggs
- Burlap Bunny Napkin Rings
- DIY Storage Bench Cover – B4 And Afters
- Make a Lavender Wreath
- DIY No Sew Bunny Pillow
- DIY Faux Fur Yarn Bunny
- How to Make a Decorative Fabric-Covered Clay Pot
- How to add Spring to a Vintage Truck
- DIY Mossy Wreath for Easter or Spring
- Clothespin Spring Wreath
- Easy Light Bunny Craft
Those are really cute! They are so clever! I think I would make them in a natural color to contrast with the plants. I will share this with my Mom, she loves to crochet and has plenty of plants around. This might be something she wants to add to her home decor!
I agree; I think neutrals would look awesome. It would really show off the plants.
These are so cute. You can really make anything crochet anything! Thanks for sharing in the hop today. Happy Easter.
Happy Easter to you to Andrea!
How stinkin’ cute are these. You are so creative. First thing I thought to use them for is a little diaper to hold a small baby decor piece of a baby shower, but actually I am thinking of several ways one could use these for.
Thanks! Your idea sounds so cute Terrie! I’d love to see another creative use for these 🙂
Such a cute idea Sara, they look great dangling down! Your tutorial is very thorough, thanks for sharing the tips!
Thanks so much Jenna! This was a fun one to figure out 🙂
This is so incredibly cute Sara! I love how it cradles the plant. What a great project good for all year and you could change up the color per season as well. Thanks for sharing and wonderful crafting with you friend.
Thanks Chas! I really do wish I had this yarn in every colour under the rainbow – lol!
Sara, the color is perfect for spring, It really add a ton of texture, and a perfect hour project, or less for crochet crafters.
Thanks so much! It really is a quick project – you can probably do two of these in a hour 🙂
What a clever, creative green idea for those of us confined indoors with our plants! And it’s a fun Earth Day project ,too, which is next month! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Gail! It really is a lifeline to have greenery indoors – especially with our long winters!
I have a stash of binder rings and I can crochet – love this!!!
That’s so awesome Marie! I love when DIYers are willing to try my crafts :)!
Thanks for sharing your adorable air plant pods with us at the Snickerdoodle Party. I am featuring you this weekend!
Awesome; that’s exciting news! Thanks Marie!
That is really clever and creative Sara, I love the colour too.
Thanks Anita – green is my favourite colour!
How cute are these?! What a creative idea, Sara! Pinned! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction
How cute!! Just yesterday I was thinking of shopping for planters to hang in my windows. I’m going to try these instead! Thanks for the inspiration!
Awesome Michelle! If you try them, let me know how you like them!
I can just imagine how nice your Egyptian/Greek yarn is. What a lovely shade of green, too! Did you write down a pattern for these? They are so creative! I”ve pinned it.
The written pattern is available in my shop Liberty – all the proceeds are being donated to my Alzheimer’s fundraiser. There’s a link in the post if you’re interested 🙂
Such a creative idea Sara! Love them attached to the fridge with a magnet too! Happy to be hopping with you!
Sara, these are so cute! I wish I knew how to crochet. They really showcase the air plants well. Great video, too! It’s always fun crafting with you. Happy Easter!
It’s never too late to learn Rebecca :). Happy Easter to you too!
How creative, Sara and so cool that you can hang them or put them on your fridge too. My step Mom has a HUGE collection of extremely rare air plants and I can’t wait to share this with her. She’s going to love them.
That’s awesome Michelle; I’d love to see pics of her rare air plants! We’re very limited here in Canada.
Sara, these are just so perfect. I love the color you chose. You are so talented and make them look so easy. I just might have to hang some in my garden house.
Anything you put in there would look awesome! Do you crochet Brooke?
I love air plants! What a creative way to display them. Cute and functional!! I may even try to find my crochet hooks : )
You should find your hooks; I find crochet so relaxing!
What a adorable idea! I love crocheting so sweet
Very cute project. You definitely have a talent. Happy Spring.
Another amazing project, Sara! I have TRIED to crochet many times. I can, but my stitches come out to tight. I am looking forward to trying your tutorial and give it one more try.
Thanks Meegan! I’m a tight crocheter too! It’s great that you’re going to give it another go :). If you get stuck, let me know 🙂
So cute – I don’t think I’ve picked up a crochet needle since I made granny squares. And I think I need to try these air plants since I have a black thumb.
Thanks Rosemary! Air plants are pretty easy maintenance, but you still have to soak them once a week 🙂
This is lovely, what a great idea for your air plants.
Thanks so much Julie – do you crochet?
Thanks for sharing with us – I’m featuring you this week! See you next time at the To Grandma’s house we go link party!
Thanks so much Tarah!
A nifty idea. I love air plants. Thank you for sharing on the Classy Flamingos blog party
These are so much FUN, Sara!! We will be featuring them on the Creative Crafts Linky Party staring tomorrow!! Creatively, Beth
That’s awesome; thanks Beth!
Hi Sara, I love how you made your unique Air Plant Pods. I never thought of using binder clips for my projects but this post has given me loads of ideas!
Thank you for linking up at our weekly Link Party! You are being featured at our Wednesday Party #395 this week. Here’s the direct link to the post in case you’d like to share your feature:
Hope to see you again next week! Rhondda
Your pods are so cute and such a clever idea! They would make nice gifts.
Thanks Allyson; I think they’d be great for mother’s day instead of flowers 🙂
These are so adorable and so useful too! Great project and thanks so much for sharing the idea. #HomeMattersParty
Such a lovely project/ Can’t crochet so do you have a similar pattern to knit?
Thanks, but unforturnately I don’t think this could ever work with knitting; it would be impossible to get the needles around the binder rings.
What a clever container for air plants. Thank you for sharing on OMHGWW, I hope you will stop by again this week to share again! Have a great weekend!
Thank Karren; I will definitely stop by again 🙂