Air plants are everywhere now! I recently saw some in the grocery store that were hot glued into their planters. I felt a little sorry for them. So I came home and designed a simple holder for my new air plant. I chose Walnut Hollow’s basswood shield style plaque.
- basswood shield style plaque
- air plant
- 14 gauge copper wire
- tin snips
- dark walnut stain
- brush & rags
- sawtooth hanger
- tiny nails
First I laid the air plant on top of the plaque to get an idea of where to drill the holes.
I actually left the plastic wrap on the plaque, marked where I wanted to drill, and drilled the holes. Then I removed the plastic.
I used my tin snips to cut the copper wire and bent it around a bottle.
Before staining or glueing I double checked to make sure the fit was right and my air plant would fit.
I added a sawtooth hanger on the back to make it easy to display.
Usually, I water down my walnut stain but I wanted this to be really dark so I brushed it on full strength and wiped it off with a soft cloth.
Air plants are so easy to care for and display. All I did was gently set the air plant on the copper wire.
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I’m Ann Tatum from Duct Tape and Denim. I’m a jewelry designer but I can’t contain my creativity to just jewelry! From childhood I’ve loved just about every craft I’ve ever tried. And my studio currently looks like I’m enjoying every craft! I especially love upcycling vintage finds. I raised two daughters who are now married, have one grandson, and live with my musical husband and the boss of our house, the cat. Follow our adventures on DuctTapeAndDenim.com.