If you’re prone to having a black thumb and inadvertently killing your houseplants, air plants might be the solution! These bad boys are almost impossible to kill – and they don’t require fancy planting requirements. They don’t even need soil! (Just a regular spritz of water – or a thorough soaking in a bowl once every few weeks.)
Due to their versatile nature, air plants make the perfect starting point for many-a craft. You can easily create gorgeous terrariums, fancy hanging displays and more . . . in a few simple steps! Need some inspiration to get started? Here are 40 DIY air plant terrariums and display ideas to try out today!
Our first idea is a really fun way to upcycle an old jar into an air plant terrarium. I have pretty much everything to make this at home already – I’ll have to give this a try!
2. DIY Crystal Terrariums
Ah, my old Youtube channel! The nostalgia. I absolutely love crystal planters; not only are they gorgeous home decor pieces – they’re surprisingly easy to make.
This beach-themed DIY air plant terrarium would’ve been absolutely perfect during lockdown. It’s like a little capsule of summer!
This is such a quirky little art idea! Personally, I think it would work really well in a nursery or a child’s room. (And, if you need any more inspo for creating items for your child’s nursery, check out my 30 DIY dollhouse ideas roundup!)
The next addition to the list is this stunning modern terrarium idea. I love this as it’s low maintenance, neutral enough to suit any decor scheme – and crazy cute! Everything we love in a DIY.
Ah, another pick from my old blog! These DIY air plant holders are made from spray-painted mannequins and make adorable little gift ideas. I actually created them for my boyfriend’s birthday a few years ago – and he still has them to this day.
How is this so cute? I would love to be this talented with clay but, alas, it has not happened for me yet. I guess, with this stretch of unemployment before me, I’m about to brush up on my skills . . .
I’m a big fan of minimal crafts at the moment. They look really sleek – and are a great starting point for customizing items to fit your personal home decoration scheme. This next air plant holder could easily be painted or left as-is.
9. The Dreamiest Air Plant Display Idea? DIY A Hanging Plant Corner!
Someone take me to the craft store to buy some macrame stat! My most recent post was dedicated to the best DIY macrame kits for beginners – and those gorgeous projects have had me thinking about the craft all week. When I saw this macrame air plant holder tutorial, I simply had to include it!
These sleek wall hangers are perfect for air plants – but I reckon they’d also make pretty good DIY trellises for aroids too.
Oh my goodness, how adorable.
This tutorial showed me a very handy hack (using faux stone texture spray paint) that I will definitely carry onto my own projects. Such a fun industrial finish!
If you follow me over on TikTok, I’m sure you know how much your girl loves a good upcycle. They’re just so fun! If a pass a kettle on my next trip to the thrift store, I will most definitely be recreating this.
What a practical way to upcycle old pieces of wood!
I don’t know if it’s popular enough to consider a trend, but I love DIY hacks that use sticks and branches. The finished product is always so cottagecore and rustic. This DIY air plant hanger is utterly adorable – and I think it could look so cute as a little trellis.
How fun would it be to receive a mini-terrarium as a party favor? I’m always up for receiving more plants. You could even invite friends over to have a little mini-terrarium building day!
The next addition to this list is absolutely getting recreated on our balcony. Honestly, guys, I cannot wait to start making that bad boy over . . .
Homey Oh My may be my new favorite DIY blogger. (Well . . . they haven’t posted a DIY since 2018, so maybe not. But I’m deeply enjoying their old projects!) These simple plant stands are an easy-to-recreate project even beginners could master.
Did I miss the boat on this idea, with Christmas being last month? I sure did. However, we can certainly save it for next year because it’s just . . . so . . . cute.
This is giving me all the shabby chic vibes and I would just like to say thank you.
Plus, you get some cute art out of it too! This is another idea that I think would make a really fun DIY trellis. Oh god, I’m going to have to make some trellises now, aren’t I?
If you love more minimal home decor, this DIY air plant hanger display is totally for you.
24. These wALL-mOUNTED aIR pLANT tERRARIUMS aRE a mUST-sEE!
I’m always looking for ways to move my plant collection up, rather than out. Wall-mounted terrariums? Sounds like a great idea to me!
How chic is this idea? I love it!
26. This 3-In-1 Special Shows You How To Make 3 Air Plant Holders
Whatever your decor style, this tutorial will have an option for you!
27. Use Macrame Rope To Craft An Air Plant Holder
How bloody adorable are these?
28. This Is The Ultimate Boho DIY!
Okay, I’ll admit it – I got a little stuck down the macrame wormhole . . .
29. And Another Macrame Air Plant Hanger
I feel like now is a good time to remind you that my last post featured 30 fabulous DIY macrame kits for beginners – so, if these projects float your boat, make sure to check those out too.
30. Got Some Funky Glasses? Now You’ve Got Some Funky Air Plant Displays
31. Easy, Cute And Affordable? We Love Dollar Store Crafts!
32. Need A Table Centrepiece? Make One!
You could even use a ceramic bonsai dish like in one of the earlier ideas!
33. Youtube Has Come Through For Us With Another Handy Craft Tutorial
34. One Of My Favourite Youtubers, Tina Le, Shares How To Make Boho Air Dry Clay Air Plant Holders
Tina Le is constantly getting featured on my blog because I just love her creations. She’s forever making gorgeous pieces that you can actually use ’round the home. I’m here for it.
35. Go Cottagecore With This Macrame Plant Hanger
I told you guys I fell down the macrame rabbit hole!
36. Try Creating A Colourful Sand Art Terrarium!
If you’ve been following this blog for a hot minute, you may remember my post about ideas for displaying crystals around your home. Well! I think we may have to DIY ourselves a little sandy crystal garden . . .
37. Catch The Rays With An Air Plant Beach Terrarium (Yes, Another One – They’re Cute!)
38. Bodyshop Teaches You How To Upcycle Their Packaging Into Chic Planters
39. And Another Boho Air Plant Hanger Option From The DIY Queen
The last option on this list is a cute centerpiece item you’ll be proud to display on your coffee table!
Okay, friends, my eyes and fingers hurt from the word count on this post. So we’re going to say our goodbyes for now! I hope you all found some inspiring ideas to test out. Don’t forget to share this post, pin your favourite idea – and let me know what it was in the comments below!