You’ve probably heard about air plants, but maybe you don’t quite know how to take care of them or how to display them in your home.
Whether you have a bad record with keeping plants alive, or you just want to check out the latest plant trend, air plants are popular for a reason!
Here’s a quick an easy air plant decorating idea that’s super simple, low cost and perfect for someone who usually kills living plants or just wants to see what these popular little plants are all about.
What we love about this project, is that it makes a great gift too, whether it be for Mother’s Day a birthday or just because! Feel free to keep it for yourself too, like we did 😉
How to Take Care of Air Plants
There aren’t many plants that are easier or more to take care of than an air plant. Here’s the air plant care instructions:
- Once per week, soak your little air plant roots in a shallow bowl of water for 20 minutes
- In warm weather, you may need to lightly mist your air plants with a water bottle to keep them hydrated.
Easy peasy! That’s it! How simple is that?
Easy DIY Air Plant Lantern Terrarium
- 6 air plants
- 2 small lanterns
There’s a wide variety of air plants out on the market, the ones we purchased are Paucifolia (medium), Magnusiana purple, and Brachycaulos 4-5″. We tried to look for a variety of heights and plant variation. They even come in an array of great colors too!
Note on purchasing air plants: We bought ours locally for about $30, on Amazon, this 6 pack variety of Air Plants can be purchased for less than half that cost AND it includes a spray bottle for plant misting.
2 small lanterns
We purchased 2 of the Pier 1 Small Black Landen Lanterns, these would be great hanging up or set on a table, inside or outside.
Seashells, sand, small pebbles, or decorative glass all make great options for the bottom of the lanterns. The seashells for our project are from Madi’s first trip to the ocean when she was 3 years old!
If you’re giving this as a gift, what sentimental item can you think of to include? We found this great shell variety pack online that includes a wide variety of medium-sized shells if you’d rather purchase new ones.
- Soak your air plant roots 20 minutes after purchasing and dry carefully.
- Spread 1 c- 1.5 c of shells on the bottom of each lantern
- Arrange your air plants on top of the shells with the smaller plants in the front and the larger ones in the back.
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