Keep your eyes peeled at the thrift store in the wood section for a little box that can become a wooden air plant holder. With just a few materials, it’s one of the quickest DIYs to green your indoor space!
This wooden box caught my eye because of the swing out feature of the lid. However, ‘C’ is one of Hubs’ initials.
And with Valentines Day coming up (and this price tag) the heart shape was a no brainer. Perfect!
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Materials for Wooden Air Plant Holder DIY
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You’ve probably seen plenty of wire air plant holders on Pinterest. In contrast, this one starts with a piece of chicken wire.
Measure a piece of wire twice the size of the inside opening of the box.
Mine is about 6″.
Bending the chicken wire under, form it into a heart shape.
Lay it over the box and use the marker to mark where it still needs to be bent. You want it to fit inside the box.
Use the needle nose pliers to safely fold back any sharp wires sticking out.
The finished wire heart should have depth so it sticks up out of the wooden air plant holder.
Fill with Air Plants
Carefully wedge it into the box so you don’t lose the shape.
Notably, here’s how it should look from the side. See? It sticks up well above the box.
Flowers often have those little gadgets called a ‘frog’ to help with flower arranging to keep them in place. This is my version of the same thing for air plants!
Fill your air plants up by placing them into all the spaces in the chicken wire heart. Because of the way the heart is shaped, you’ll not only get height but can fill in around the side to hide the wire frame!
Flowers are a gift of love, however I don’t know a single woman who’s ever given her husband flowers on Valentines Day. But an air plant arrangement for his office? I think something like that can show you care just as much!
To add a pop of colour, I added some purple sprigs in a piece of sea glass. I know a certain blogger that will love the ‘purple hues’!
Besides, if your husband doesn’t happen to have the initial ‘C’, this is also a creative way to hide it. The C acts like a cradle.
Display your wooden air plant holder on a flat surface – or you can even add a hook and hang it on a wall (if you glue the faux flowers in place).
I just love crafting with air plants because for some reason, they just bring out the best creative ideas in me! If you love air plants too, check out these other air plant decor ideas!
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