Faux stone air plant holders

DIY faux stone air plant holders

Well you know how it is my friends. Air plants are one of the few plants I manage to keep alive, so of course my collection of these little guys grows monthly, as does my collection of places to house them!

The latest idea I had was to hang some from the wall on little stone shelves but unsurprisingly stone isn’t the easiest thing to craft with. Enter my favourite super cheeky craft material – granite spray paint! Easy to use and cheap to boot, I just love how this stuff lets me completely transform the look of any DIY I use it on. Want to know more? Follow along to make yourself some little air plant shelves of your own!

DIY faux stone air plant holders

DIY faux stone air plant holders

Materials

DIY faux stone air plant holders

Step 1

Measure and mark four identical rectangles onto your balsa wood with a ruler and pencil. You can make them any size you like as long as they’re equal (as a guide, mine measured 10cm long by 5cm wide). When you’re measuring, just make sure each rectangle is large enough to house your air plants once all four are put together – the bigger the plant, the larger your measurements will need to be.

Once you’ve marked your rectangles, cut them out with an x-acto knife (or a razor saw if your balsa wood is very thick).

DIY faux stone air plant holders

DIY faux stone air plant holders

Step 2

Give the pieces a light sand to remove any rough edges, then glue two of the rectangles together so they’re at right-angles.

DIY faux stone air plant holders

Step 3

Repeat Step 2 with the other two pieces. You should now have two ‘corners’.

DIY faux stone air plant holders

Step 4

Glue the two corners together so they form a square.

DIY faux stone air plant holders

Step 5

Once the glue has dried completely, coat your wood square in granite spray paint.

DIY faux stone air plant holders

DIY faux stone air plant holders

Step 6

When the paint had dried, you can simply stand the finished holder up on your desk and use it as-is, or tie a piece of thread around one corner and hang it up on your wall.

Note: My air plants are very cooperative and sit nicely in the holders without having to tie them down (yay!). If yours are a little more wayward, use a piece of wire or some thread to tie them to the holders.

DIY faux stone air plant holders

DIY faux stone air plant holders

DIY faux stone air plant holders

How’s that for a nice and easy DIY? And also, is stone spray paint awesome or what? If you’ve used it recently in a project, leave me a note below, I’d love to see your fantastic creations!

xx Steph

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