Halloween Air Plant Holder

5 Materials
20 Minutes

Create this easy and slightly spooky air plant holder with supplies from your local dollar store. It takes just minutes to put together, and it can be easily modified to have a fall theme or to be changed up for any season!

Gather supplies

Almost everything you’ll need for this DIY air plant decor project can be found at the dollar store. The one exception is the air plant. I found mine at Lowe’s, but any store that carries indoor plants should have air plants as well!

Here’s what you’ll need to create your own fun Halloween air plant holder:

  • Small glass jar (with or without a lid is fine)
  • Black paper shreds
  • Toy bugs and spiders
  • Small witch hats on sticks
  • Battery operated votive candles
  • Small Air Plant
  • Black Spray Paint (if your jar has a lid)

Fill the Jar

Begin by getting all of your supplies together. If your jar has a lid, and you’d like for it to be black, then go ahead and take it outside, place it on a cardboard or newspaper surface and spray with glossy black paint. Let dry.

Next fill the empty jar with the paper shreds. I used black, but you could also use orange to keep the fall or Halloween theme going. Then begin adding in any combination of the toy bugs. I chose the white and orange ones to stand out against the black paper shreds. Put several against the side of the jar and maybe a few poking through the paper!

Add Light

Then add in an orange, battery-operated votive light. These don’t put off enough heat to cause concern with the paper. Nestle it down in the paper, but don’t bury the light in the shreds too much.

Now add in your witches hat, or whatever taller element you have for your air plant holder. A pumpkin on a stick would also be super fun! Shorten the stick if needed by breaking off the end. Arrange your tall element so it leans to the side slightly.


Now add your air plant to the top of the holder and adjust any leaves as needed. Place your fall or halloween inspired air plant holder on an end table, bookshelf, bathroom counter, or just anywhere that needs a pop of decor!

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