With these DIY hanging air plants, you can hang them anywhere you have metal! Incredibly, with just 4 simple items, this easy air plant holder takes under five minutes to make.
IBC – Hang her Up Challenge
It’s time for another International Bloggers Club (IBC) challenge and this month our theme is Hang Her Up.
The IBC is a group from all over the world who challenge each other every month to make something using a common theme. You’ll find our friends’ hang her up ideas at the very bottom of the post. So don’t forget to check them out before you go. And if you don’t have time to browse today, pop back in later in the week to pick up where you left off.
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How to Hang Air Plants
It all starts with thrifted place card holders. You may even have some of these left over from a wedding!
Grab a cork back ruler and slot the place card holders onto the ruler at even intervals.
Then place heavy earth magnets onto the back of the ruler along the length.
Now we’re ready to pop the air plants* into the upside down place card holders!
Watch This Quick Video!
Watch this quick video to see the many places you can hang this, or continue reading below!
How to Display Air Plants
The possibilities are endless for how to display these hanging air plants. You can hang them anywhere you have metal that the magnets can stick to. Or, you can always add metal to a non-metallic spot you want to display air plants. I specifically made this to display air plants on the filing cabinet in our home office.
Or pop them onto the front of a metal shelf. Here they are in Hubs workshop where he saves vintage sewing machines from the scrappers! Don’t they look lovely against his refurbished Singer sewing case?
However, they also look wonderful hanging above this crochet wall hanging pattern.
I love the hard industrial look with the texture of the ‘mock-rame’!
If you have a metallic display stand, you can even attach the hanging air plants as you see below! I borrowed this stand from the DIY Jewelry Display we did last year. I can repurpose it because I can now hang my jewelry on this pallet shelves DIY we did for the last IBC challenge!
What Else can You put Hanging Air Plants on?
How about in the laundry room on the washer or dryer? Best to put this on a front loader. But the air plants would probably love the additional moisture!
Once Spring is here, the best place to display our hanging air plants might just be on the fireplace surround! Our family room is South facing and they’ll get a lot of light there.
Another good place for them would be on the fridge. But I’d have to clean off the finger prints to get a decent picture. So you’ll just have to use your imagination for now 😉.
If you’re not a fan of the original chrome metal, we have another version of this project you might like! We’ll have a post and video on how to do that later this week, so check back (see air plant magnet). And by the way, we cleaned the fridge to show you that!
Pin Hanging Air Plants
IBC Hang Her Up Challenge
Don’t forget to visit these awesome ‘Hang Her Up‘ projects from our creative friends for more unique ideas!
- Unique Creations by Anita – 3D Wooden Wall Art
- Tea and Forget me Nots – How to Decorate a Wall Clock with Decoupate Rice Paper
- The Fifth Sparrow No More – Repurpose a Wooden Hanger to Create a Unique Box
- Birdz of a Feather – Hanging Air Plants (that’s us)
- A Crafty Mix – Concrete Cross Sand Mod
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