I LOVE AIR PLANTS.
For christmas this year Jane gave me a terrarium she made. I seriously was so freakin' excited to get these wee succulents in the most adorable glass shaped heart. I don't want them to die (i have a habit of killing houseplants), I like to spend time picking their dried bits off and cooing at them. That's normal right? I like that when I look at them all cozied up in their new home that it makes me smile. It was something I've always wanted but have never had time to actually make for myself.
This led me to my new found love of the Air Plant or what's known as the Tillandsia. They are the coolest plant I have ever heard of. You may have seen these amazing beauties all over pinterest because they are...well...just plain cool. They don't need dirt, soil or anything. You don't plant them. Can you believe that? They live off air! They get all the nutrients they need from the light and from you giving them a bath now and then. And you can pretty much put them in anything you feel like for display? Upside down, egg shells, vases, pods, driftwood, tea cups....etc. So neat right?! The kids are so into it and I have to say I haven't been this excited about plant life since I grew my first set of veggies (we still love that too).
So when I, of course, turned to trusty ol' pinterest to find out the ins and outs of air plants and succulents I got lost in the beauty of all the DIY projects and modern aesthetic of the air plant. I became even more infatuated with them. Then my friend got some and that was it. I was done. I whipped out to the garden store the next day and painstakingly chose 3 new babies to bring home. I'm going to name them (don't judge me..lol). I gave them a lovely and luxurious bath when they got home and now they are happily awaiting their new home. I can't wait to make it for them!
So since I spent wayyyy too many hours perusing all the cool air plant and succulent DIY's I thought to myself "I can't keep all this good stuff to myself! I must create a pinboard and a roundup". Yep, that's the brain of a blogger. Never hoard the good stuff to yourself. It's way more fun to get you all in love with air plants too!!!! Then we can all name them and you can chat to me about them.
SO WHAT DO YOU SAY? WANT TO JOIN ME?
See below for some links to cool products, DIY's, holders, pods, macrame & more!
// HIMMELI //
|// Brass Prisms picture at top of post, left and right from HRUSKAA //|
- how to make himmeli via Martha Stewart.
- DIY modern himmeli.
- how to make your own brass himmeli on Swoon.
- DIY straw himmeli ornaments.
// MACRAME //
|// Hangers left and right from HRUSKAA //|
- easy hanging planter from refinery 29
- rope into potted hanger on elise blaha
- diy plant hanger
// PODS //
|// egg plant hangers / pods / mini planters //|
- egg shell garden DIY
- diy wall garden favors
// GLASSWARE //
|// air plant globes / hanging mason jar planters //|
- hanging mason jar planters
- DIY tinted glass beach terrarium on Henry Happened
// SUCCULENTS //
|// clay pots / succulent garden / concrete planters //|
- easy succulent garden
- DIY concrete planters
- pvc pipe succulent planters
- modern upcycled planters DIY
- recycled can succulent planters
- succulent tea cup tutorial
- planting a simple cacti garden on A Beautiful Mess
// HOLDERS //
|// hanging air plant containers / air plant wall hanger / hive planter / rustic reclaimed wood hanger //|
- air plant wall hanger from BHG.
- DIY contemporary indoor garden
- air plant hanger DIY
- DIY painted pots
- gold leaf DIY succulent pots
- tiny pinch pots from Classic Play
NOW COMES THE HARD PART....TRYING TO DECIDE HOW AND WHERE TO PUT MY NEW AIR PLANTS.
I hope you enjoyed the roundup and found some fun new ideas for your plants at home! Do you have a favorite DIY for succulents and air plants? Any tips to share? Leave them in the comments below and I'll add them to the post in our Readers Faves section!
|DIY eggshell planters from Le Robin's Nest|
WANT SOME MORE AIR PLANT & SUCCULENT FUN?
Make sure to follow our Air Plant & Succulents Pinterest Board! I'll be pinning all the cool things I find for my new plants on there and you'll also find all the links from this post & more!!!
Happy planting & making!