Creative Air Plant Display Idea DIY

I came up with this creative air plant display idea – DIY project, when I found myself with so many air plants that they needed to be transformed into a dramatic tabletop centerpiece.

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Air plants are one of my favorites plants, they are amazing for making a creative tabletop Display. Do you love these fun plants as much as I do? Let’s create a modern and impactful display that will have dimension, drama, lighting that will set the mood and gorgeous air plants. Let’s look at how to bring it all together!

This air plant exploration brought me to nirvana and pushed me to develop a creative air plant display idea!

Airplant Display from above
Air Plant and Feathers anchor the end of the display.

Have you seen how many fun shapes, colors and sizes are available in the market?

So many to choose from that I have to stop myself or I will need a room just for them!

I have thought about it! I haven’t told my husband yet.

We all have extravagant thoughts to create something special.

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 Air plants displayed on towel.
Air Plants come in so many colors and shapes

This display began when a beautiful walnut cutting board cracked, after many years of use. I couldn’t just leave it in a corner and not use the wood for creating something new. Have you had anything that you just can’t let go of

This is one of mine!

I thought I should cut the wood in different size pieces and create a layered look to display air plant.

You can create this look with any scrap of wood you have in your home.

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What will you Need?

I found the tray on amazon and loved the different jars. That is when I decided to take it to the next level.

Creative Airplant Display Idea 3.  Original Tray from Amazon.
Amazon Tray purchased with jars. Original Display.
Creative Airplant Display Idea 4.  Wood Blocks used.
Cutting boards cut into 5 pieces.
Creative Airplant Display Idea 5.  All items used on the display.
The items used for the display.

Let’s take a look at the Materials and Wood Blocks Placing.


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What to place the Air plants in for a creative look

The most important thing when you do a creative air plant display is to use different textures and glass sizes to bring together the story. I found this Amazon decor piece and realized that the glasses had a vintage feel and I transformed the look to be a creative air plant display.

The best thing is, no water needed!

This fact really makes for allowing for creative ways to display air plants.

I just love this about them. So much you can do with air plants!

Creative Airplant Display Idea 6.  Candles in display.
Different texture and heights of jars for a creative airplant display

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How to Frame an Air Plant Display.

There are a few important things that I followed for a creative air plant display:

Creative Airplant Display Idea 7.  Feather with large airplant at the end.
Feathers provide a great contrast to Air Plants
  • Anchor your display with taller air plants at the ends. Feathers are also a great addition.
  • Use candle light to highlight the dramatic shapes and soften them against the wood.
  • Introduce your favorite herb to soften the linear shapes.
Airplant and Herbs softening the edge of the display.
Herbs are a great way to soften the edges of the Creative Air Plant Display

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Display Idea with Air plant display from the left.
Herbs and Feathers anchor the ends and center of the Creative Air Plant display.

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An Air plant Display can be as unique as you Dream of.

How to bring it all together your Display

A creative air plant display does not need to be complicated. You can achieve this by bringing the pieces you love the most and anchoring them on a raised surface to contain them and frame the look.

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Now that you have the tools, go create an amazing display with your favorite air plants!

I use air plants in so many ways, but I think a table centerpiece is my favorite creative air plant display.

Tell me how you plan to display yours! Remember that this is an opportunity to incorporate pieces that have a story and create what you love most, an opportunity to tell a story.

Airplant Display Hand
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    1. Thank you! I love air plants because you can do so much with them! I love flowers but air plats are so fun!

  1. I have been a fan of air plants for years, however, I had no idea of all decorations one could do with them, thank you.

    1. Today you can find so many different ones! It makes it so much fun to make different creations with them.

  2. I love how you reused the walnut cutting board. This turned out stunning! The herbs and feathers add a nice texture. Such a sophisticated way to display air plants, Melba!

    1. Today you can find so many different ones! It makes it so much fun to make different creations with them.

    1. Thank you Jennifer! So happy to hear someone else loves them as much as I do!

    1. Thank you so much Diane! Candles are definitely my favorite way to create a cozy mood.

  3. This is SO gorgeous, Melba! I’m definitely pinning this for later. I would LOVE to one of these for my home. Thank you for the inspiration!

  4. This is a great project. I’m generally not an air plant fan. You made an elegant setting with these!

    1. I totally understand. Maybe I will change your mind! They are amazing, so many different types. Hope you try it and enjoy having them.

  5. I have to admit that I don’t own a single air plant but now I want to!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity. Love it:)

    1. Thank you Danielle! Yes, you can’t imagine how many are available. I go to a place here that has an amazing display of all types. Dangerous place for me! lol!

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