As you scroll through the articles that tell you what elements will bring personality and life into your home decor, you’re bound to run across the houseplants suggestion. So many times however, we have good reasons for forgoing the leaves. Whether it’s a lack of surface space for a potted plant or a leaf eating cat or a brown thumb, you can’t ignore the fact that a normal leafy friend might not survive in your space. But before you give up on the idea of houseplants altogether, you need to look into air plants. Requiring the bare minimum of care, they are easy to decorate in places you couldn’t put plants otherwise. Like on your wall! Take a look at these 12 DIYs to get air plants on your wall.
Vintage window frames are are easy to find at thrift stores and very affordable. Just hang some little planters with twine or ribbon in each of the panes for a pretty piece of art that will appeal to everyone. (via Scoutmob)
Since air plants don’t need soil to survive, you can easily get away with extremely simple wall art. All you have to do is create your hanging wood slice and hang them high enough so the cat won’t get them. (via Westphoria)
While you may be thinking you don’t have time for DIYs, this one will make you think again. Just purchase your plants and intertwine them into the dream catcher you already have. Boom, new art piece. (via Etsy)
If you live near the beach, you’ll definitely want to snag some driftwood on your next beachy stroll. Pick up the piece with the most holes or drill some holes of your own to attach your air plants to. Then just mount and hang for an instant beachside feel. (via Joyus Garden)
One of the cheapest ways to decorate is to makeover something you already have. In this case, take that weird vintage piece you don’t know what to do with or that old wall art that’s losing it’s charm and add some air plants to give it a fresh look. (via Ave Styles)
Ever since the rise of DIY projects, basically every craft store carries wood slices. So whether you get them from the store or out of your own backyard, you’ll enjoy putting these little guys in an empty spot on your wall. Just think how perfect they’d be in your bathroom.
You know those unused paint sticks you have collecting in the bottom of your painting supplies box? Use them to make little pallets that will be the perfect place to mount air plants. (via At Home In Love)
String art isn’t over yet. It’s an especially great craft for kids who needs something to do on a rainy afternoon. Nail their design in for them and then let them go string crazy and add the plants when they’re finished. They’ll love having a little greenery in their room. (via Brit + Co)
Jars, twine, rocks, all crafting elements you probably already have. Take a slow Saturday morning to create these air plant jars and hang them above your bed by dinnertime. (via Girlfriend Shoes)
Here’s an air plant display you’ve probably seen before. You can use screens from the hardware store and chicken wire and just about any other medium that stretches across a frame. It makes for a classy display, especially for a bridal shower backdrop. (via Airplantman)
We’re having a hard time letting go of pineapple. It’s such a summery fruit, why not add it to your gallery wall this season? Do it in the classiest way possible by making these little vases to hold air plaints and give your pineapples a little flair. (via Always Rooney)
Who says you need anything to hold your air plants anyway? Use a thin wire to suspend them from the ceiling and let their greenery grace your walls. You’ll find it’s the only thing you really need. (via Studio O+A)