While Poinsettias are the most popular plant at Christmas (as evidenced by our Poinsettia Christmas Decor, Wooden Planter Box DIY and this tiered plant stand DIY), don’t ignore your air plants when planning your Christmas plant decor!
Some of our air plants are residing quite happily on glass mini blocks: an unconventional Christmas tree this holiday season. Others are on this unique air plant holder.
But there’s always room for one more air plant holder – especially around Christmas. Thinking I was done Christmas crafting, this thrift store candle holder was just begging to be something else.
Do you see it too?
Watch this video to see it all come together:
Now, you can very well paint this green to change the colour. But it’s waaaaaay below zero and freezing cold outside. So we won’t be braving the cold to spray paint. However, my cone of green yarn was still sitting out on these upcycled kitchen cabinets after making this free crochet Christmas tree pattern. Perfect!
If there was an MVP award for thrift store finds, this cone of yarn would win it hands down. Or rather crochet hook up! It’s made its fair share of green crochet projects and there’s still a ton of yarn left!
All you need to do is single crochet around each ring. It’s a bit tricky to manouver the hook around the metal but I find crochet relaxing! I start right at the corner.
For only the corner sections, instead of working in the ends right away, the looped them over these metal curlicues. That’s just in case I ever decide to use this candle holder for another project; it will be easy to find the end to remove the crochet. I haven’t even completed this project and my crafty mind is already thinking about other ideas :).
For the rest of the rings, save yourself some time and work in the tail end as you crochet around the metal.
As you approach a join in rings, slip stitch into a single crochet directly across to attach them together (assuming you’re far enough along that there’s crochet around the other ring too)!!
Once all the rings are crocheted, you’ll need to hide the other ends.
Use a wide eye blunt needle to hide the remaining ends on the back.
Now, grab your air plants and start filling in those gaps! Work a few of the spokes through the ring to catch them when the candle holder, now Christmas tree, is vertical.
Our new air plant holder is the ‘star’ of the show! The air plants are easily removable to give them a soak throughout the holiday season (here are 10 things you may not know about air plants).
I love the verticality of this display and also that light can reach the air plants from all around. So we’ll likely leave it out all year (minus our signature Christmas bird and vintage ruler star).
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very cool Idea, thank you for sharing this great craft
Thanks so much Vicky! Merry Christmas!
That’s so creative Sara! I’ve been laying low this month and off the computer, but it looks like you’ve been leaning into crocheting! I really need to learn how, my daughter is a master at it. Maybe I’ll ask her for lessons!
I find crochet so relaxing and a nice reprieve from bigger projects!! Its so interesting that your daughter crochets; how did she learn?
I love the way your mind works, Sara. This is such a creative idea and definitely worth keeping up all year around.
Some things are just meant to be lol!
What a wonderfully unique idea! I must admit I am a HUGE thrift store shopper. I go every week to our MCC Thrift Store in New Hamburg. It has amazing items and at such affordable prices. Thank you for linking up at our weekly Link Party! You are being featured at our Wednesday
Party #483 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
Thank you so much Rhondda for the feature! We found this out of town; thrifting is so much more affordable when we’re off the beaten path!