Simplest Ever DIY Air Plant Holders | May DIY Challenge

“I can feel it… coooming in the air too-neye-it….Oh Lord…” DRUM SOLO! Yes! If you can’t tell, I am singing and drumming and tap-a-tap-tapping my feet because TONIGHT I am going to post the FULL REVEAL of my six-week One Room Challenge… oh my word. I feel like I imagine ol’ Phil C felt when he smashed those snares in that drum solo all those years ago. Yeeeeeeessss…. But, a keen reader will also realize that today is the Second Wednesday of the month – soooooo, that also means it’s Monthly DIY Challenge day.

Well – have I got a surprise tutorial for you! Surprise because frankly, I didn’t even expect to participate this month with all the ORC stuff going on – but inspiration struck and so here’s my fun project for the simplest ever DIY Air Plant Holders!

Here’s what you need:

  • Scrap wood (I used some 1×6 left over from our playroom cupboard)
  • Leather straps or leather laces
  • Upholstery Tacks
  • Wood Finishing Cloths
  • Fun little label holders (optional obviously!)
  • Command Strips (for easy hanging)

I feel silly even breaking this into steps. Like seriously silly. Basically, I took my scrap wood (which I didn’t even measure btw, I just grabbed these from my scrap pile, liked the look of them and forged ahead). I added a couple good wipes with my fave Minwax Stain Cloths in … you guessed it… Natural Oak … and then proceeded to tack a strip of leather around each piece of wood.

The only thing I made sure was the  strap wasn’t too tight. Basically I wanted a bit more than one finger’s width of wiggle room. Then I screwed on the little label holder just for interest’s sake.

Add my Command Strips, hang them up, tuck my air plants into the bottom strap loosely.

AND VOILA 🙂

Squeee!

I’m told these plants only need misting with water once weekly or to be dunked in a glass of water once a week…. sooooo I’m pretty sure I can handle that!

See you all back here tonight for the big ORC Reveal! And until then – check out all my other Bloggy Tribe gals’ planter projects!

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2 thoughts on “Simplest Ever DIY Air Plant Holders | May DIY Challenge

  1. Oh my goodness, this is adorable! I’m hopping over from Making It In The Mountains and this caught my eye because I have TON of leather in my garage right now ready to be DIYd, I totally skinned a couch, haha! I’ve been thinking about making something similar and this is the perfect inspiration I needed. Now I just need some air plants 🙂 Have a great day lady!

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