Creative Air Plant Display Idea DIY

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I came up with this creative air plant display idea – DIY project, when I found myself with so many air plants that they needed to be transformed into a dramatic tabletop centerpiece.

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Air plants are one of my favorites plants, they are amazing for making a creative tabletop Display. Do you love these fun plants as much as I do? Let’s create a modern and impactful display that will have dimension, drama, lighting that will set the mood and gorgeous air plants. Let’s look at how to bring it all together!

This air plant exploration brought me to nirvana and pushed me to develop a creative air plant display idea!

Air Plant and Feathers anchor the end of the display.

Have you seen how many fun shapes, colors and sizes are available in the market?

So many to choose from that I have to stop myself or I will need a room just for them!

I have thought about it! I haven’t told my husband yet.

We all have extravagant thoughts to create something special.

Air Plants come in so many colors and shapes

This display began when a beautiful walnut cutting board cracked, after many years of use. I couldn’t just leave it in a corner and not use the wood for creating something new. Have you had anything that you just can’t let go of

This is one of mine!

I thought I should cut the wood in different size pieces and create a layered look to display air plant.

You can create this look with any scrap of wood you have in your home.

What will you Need?

  • Get creative and find unique pieces around your home!
  • Different types of air plants; different colors, textures and heights.
  • Fresh herbs from your garden.
  • A piece that is a vintage or meaningful item.
  • Feathers
  • Wood Blocks
  • Tea Candles with clear cup
  • Jar with different textures and colors to add a vintage look.

I found the tray on amazon and loved the different jars. That is when I decided to take it to the next level.

Amazon Tray purchased with jars. Original Display.
Cutting boards cut into 5 pieces.
The items used for the display.

Let’s take a look at the Materials and Wood Blocks Placing.

What to place the Air plants in for a creative look

The most important thing when you do a creative air plant display is to use different textures and glass sizes to bring together the story. I found this Amazon decor piece and realized that the glasses had a vintage feel and I transformed the look to be a creative air plant display.

The best thing is, no water needed!

This fact really makes for allowing for creative ways to display air plants.

I just love this about them. So much you can do with air plants!

Different texture and heights of jars for a creative airplant display

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How to Frame an Air Plant Display.

There are a few important things that I followed for a creative air plant display:

Feathers provide a great contrast to Air Plants
  • Anchor your display with taller air plants at the ends. Feathers are also a great addition.
  • Use candle light to highlight the dramatic shapes and soften them against the wood.
  • Introduce your favorite herb to soften the linear shapes.
Herbs are a great way to soften the edges of the Creative Air Plant Display
Herbs and Feathers anchor the ends and center of the Creative Air Plant display.

An Air plant Display can be as unique as you Dream of.

How to bring it all together your Display

A creative air plant display does not need to be complicated. You can achieve this by bringing the pieces you love the most and anchoring them on a raised surface to contain them and frame the look.

Now that you have the tools, go create an amazing display with your favorite air plants! I use air plants in so many ways, but I think a table centerpiece is my favorite creative air plant display. Tell me how you plan to display yours! Remember that this is an opportunity to incorporate pieces that have a story and create what you love most, an opportunity to tell a story.

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Suggested materials:

  • Glass Cups   (Amazon)
  • Feathers   (Michaels)

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  • COCOON RAW COCOON RAW on Dec 29, 2021

    Thank you! They are easy to take care of, but if you don’t want to have real one, try faux ones. I have burg, they look so real! So real, I once caught my mother watering the faux one. Lol!

  • Gue33206433 Gue33206433 on Dec 29, 2021

    Air plants need to be misted every so often and need filtered sun or artificial light.

    Check internet on care of air plants