Hang Your Cute Air Plant In An Upside Down Planter DIY

I had to Google air plant because I had no clue what they are.  They are plants that have special leaves to pull water and nutrients from the air.  The roots are used for attaching itself to a rock, vegetation or ground.  So cool!  These DIY upside planters can be made from virtually anything.  A 2 liter bottle cut in half, styrofoam cups, or glass bowls.  Thanks to Design Sponge for the idea.

I never can manage to come up with them myself, but I love super duper simple DIY projects. I have such admiration for people who see something and then, boom, a couple minutes later they have turned it into something totally different. Quick, easy, no muss or fuss: three-step projects are awesome. I’m going to make it my mission to hatch ideas for some this summer. This is a fantastic example, and it will serve as the inspiration for my goal.

Currently based in the UK, Tempest from Ellomennopee is a PhD student by day, artist and blogger by night. She came up with this ingenious little project for displaying air plants in her bathroom, where no other plants would survive. Admittedly, the key to this project is coming across the right vessel: Tempest used her shampoo bottle tops, which have an awesome bullet shape, but now that I’m on the lookout, I actually see several promising options in my pantry and bathroom. Keep your eye out, and with a little spray paint, a nail and some string, you too can have these little hanging planters. They are cheap, adorable, recycled and perfect for displaying this peculiar yet popular plant. Thanks for sharing, Tempest! — Kate

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Images from Design Sponge.

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