How to make an air plant pot

8:00:00 AM

Hello darlings!
During September I talked about my second favorite hobby after crafting; gardening.



I realized that I never came around to show you how to make the air plant pot I use for some of my air plants. I have published the tutorial in Greek but not in English. I blame my mommy brain.



Also, I blame my mom. Yes I do. She was supposed to take care of my 5 air plants this last summer and she failed. Mind you this is the same person that has successfully planted and maintained a full bloom garden of plants, flowers and more than 100 trees. She's also the same person who's planted and gardened my home's yard and balconies for 35 years! Yeap, this wonderful and knowledgeable gardener of a mom managed to kill all 5 of my beloved air plants this summer.

Apparently, she misunderstood my instructions and put them into water into a plastic cup.



I love my mom to pieces so it wasn't a big deal really (tell that to the plants). My friends from airplants.gr send me new ones and I am super happy. My mom has a restraining order not to come within ten feet from the plants. Seriously!

So anyway, were is how to make your very own pot for your airplants.



You'll need a ceramic pot like the ones you find Greek yogurt in (recycling and re-purposing!), some tempera paint and a brush, jute, hot glue and white peddles.

The process is very simple! Wash and dry the pot.


Then using your paint cover the top edges of the pot and the inside top for a couple of centimeters.



When it dries, use your hot glue to cover the outside of the pot with jute.



Apply glue very few centimeters till you reach the top. Glue the end of your jute in place and cover it with the last turn of the jute.



Fill the pot with the peddles and your air plant pot is ready to be your air plant's new home!




 Keep it away from my mom and it will thrive!


Lots of love





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21 comments

  1. I've never heard of an air plant before but they sound like their really easy to grow. I love how you made the pot too! Hopefully your mum won't kill anymore of them.

    Rosie

    www.rosieromance.com

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  2. Αλεξάνδρα Σ.November 22, 2017 at 1:09 PM

    Ψάχνω εδώ και καιρό ιδέες για ανακύκλωση αυτών των κεσεδων. Τέλεια η εκτέλεση ούτε που πάει το μυαλό σου ότι είναι από γιαούρτι. Το χρυσό του πάει τέλεια!

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  3. The pot is so easy to make! I love that! I was thinking of having air plants (I love small plants as I don't have much space) but now that I read your amazing gardener mother killed them all... I don't think it's for me! I'm not the best with plants so I need something more resistant. I'll stick to succulents!

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  4. I had never heard of an air plant, but it is a really interesting looking accent for your home. Nice post, simple instructions and it looks great.

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  5. air plants are certainly the way forward in our house. They're so easy to maintain and I really love the look of them too!

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  6. I love this. I love when you can make beautiful things like this so easy. I'll have to look into these air plants, since I've never heard of them before.

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  7. Wow, I never heard of air plants.. DO they really need nothing.. I mean , no water which made them kill? I'm sure your mama would have been equally confused like me, lol.

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  8. How cute are these?! While I've never heard of an air plant before, I will say that we're definitley plant people. A few of these would be adorable in our kitchen windowsill. I'll have to ask my husband if he'd make a couple for me. x

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  9. The air plants look awesome although you must have been gutted when yours died x

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  10. I cant believe your mum is that good a gardener and still managed to kill your air plants! I wouldnt stand a chance of keeping them alive! I really like how effective and simple those pots are. Great craft idea!- star Harford

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  11. I cant believe your mum is that good a gardener and still managed to kill your air plants! I wouldnt stand a chance of keeping them alive! I really like how effective and simple those pots are. Great craft idea!- star Harford

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  12. Am not much into gardening but this air plant look so pretty and really low maintenance. Am planning to get some succulents, guess will add air plants too :) Thanks for sharing.
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  13. I;ve never heard of an air plant before but this looks so pretty! It looks like something I could actually keep alive too!

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  14. Never heard about the air plant pot. However, I have also tried a lot of methods to create pots of different style using waste materials. You and your mom had a lot of fun to create it. I would consider air plant pot soon.

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  15. I love this! I love plants and this is right up my alley. I need to make this.

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  16. I love plants because I think they give a place that homey feel but admittedly am not the craftiest person! BUT the person who really, REALLY appreciated this post was my mom! I knew she would! She loves this kind if stuff :)

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  17. These pots look great!I am surprised that it is so easy to make them with easily available materials!

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  18. This is so pretty and looks so simple! What's an air plant?

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  19. These are so cute! I've never heard of an air plant before but it looks so easy to maintain. One of my biggest dreams is to grow my own garden. I don't have enough space to do it since I don't have a backyard but I think this would look pretty cool on my windowsill.

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  20. Your mom and the restraining order for the plant, thank you so much for the laugh. I have air plants that I have managed to keep alive.

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  21. So simple but beautiful like the air-plant! Great job Maro!

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