HAPPY EARTH DAY! Rustic Wood Plant Holder Decor

A few of my favorite things that are trending these days are...pothos , barn wood, & copper. Yep simply click on any of those links and you will lose yourself to the world of pinterest inspiration. I know because just typing in those words was oh so tempting after seeing all the pics pop up!! But with that said it's one thing to pin a pic and another to actually do a project. Today I challenge you to bust out the power tools and get zestin' with me!! Today's project was not only inspired by plants, wood and copper- but also Brooke's zesty project. Remember when she made this awesome air plant holder? Well now it's my turn to put my own spin on it!!
First I measured my wood to be three equal panels....
After I cut the wooden sections I drilled two holes on the top for the leather to hang the board and then attached the copper pipe holders....
All set?
Now to slide the test tube into place, you will want to make sure it is nice and tight
Next I cut a strip of leather to make a hanger on my plank
Fill with water and pop a plant inside, I used pothos because they root very well in water and are easy to care for...
Loving my trio!
Next make sure to fill water in the test tubes every week!

Photo credit: Anya McInroy
Photo Credit Anya McInroy

Suggested materials:

  • Fence board
  • Saw
  • Drill
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Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Linda Thompson
    on Apr 26, 2016

    Where did you get the test tubes

    • Zest it Up
      on Jun 15, 2018

      You can always order some on Amazon. We bought vanilla bean that came in these tubes so we re-used them for this project!

  • Carol Turner
    on Apr 27, 2016

    would love to know where she found the test tubes?

    • Zest it Up
      on Jun 15, 2018

      You can always order some on Amazon. We bought vanilla bean that came in these tubes so we re-used them for this project!

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  • Jim
    on Jun 11, 2016

    In the UK, that translates into "exotic (utter)-Creations (rubbish)".

  • Angie Godbout-McMillan
    on May 18, 2018

    I’m going to try but with maso jars. Test tubes are cute but not practical with my plants. Maybe a long barn board with 3 going across. Jute for decor around jars. .......hmmm. Think I’m on a roll!! Thanks for “ planting that seed!” Lol

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