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DIY Wire Air Plant Holders

Air plants are all the rage, and it’s no wonder. With the ease of care and our busier lifestyles, they are a great way to add some green while freshening up a home. Take a peek at these super cute, wire air plant holders.

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I love these wire air plant holders, and you can make them with things you may have around the house already!


  • Wire – I love using copper wire because it’s flexible and easy to work with (available here).
  • Air plants – I ordered mine off of Etsy here, and the seller was super sweet and answered all of my questions as an air plant newbie.
  • Wire cutters
  • Pliers
  • Round surface (I used a screwdriver head.)
  • Found items, such as rocks and wood

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Aren’t they cute little plants? I also adore how they also have little flecks of red. If you’re wondering how to care for air plants, here are some tips!

  • Keep them in a place away from heat and air vents, as these will potentially dry the little buggers out!
  • Once a week, dip them in water for a few minutes and place them on a towel to air dry. Be gentle!
  • They can also use a light spray or misting once every few days.
  • Keep them away from cats, lol. True story – mine arrived, and I did the soaking and placed them on a towel only to find them strewn throughout my house when I got home! My kitties thought they were little toys. Not so!

Hopefully that answered any questions you may have about air plant care.

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Now on to how to make the wire air plant holders.


First, choose your rock. I picked a small one. Estimate how much wire you will need to wrap around the rock and also determine how tall you want your holder. The length of the wire is totally up to your aesthetic, the rock and how tall you want your air plant holder to be. DIY Wire Air Plant Holders | Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog

Once you have cut your wire with wire cutters, wrap it around the stone tightly. You can cut off any excess you need to.

Next, take the other end of the wire, and wrap it around something round – a dowel, a marker or whatever is handy – to use as a guide to create a round loop for your air plant.

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Here is what the final project looks like. The metal is very easy to bend, so you may have to play with it a bit once you set it up to get the air plant at the angle you would like. DIY Wire Air Plant Holders | Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog

Voila, you’re done with your wire air plant holder. So cute!

I just had to show mine off below. I actually made three of them with different rocks at varying heights to add interest. They look so adorable in a little grouping!

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  • katie werthmann - These are really adorable! I’ve never heard of an air plant, but I love this! Too bad I have three cats and those plants would be destroyed or eaten- and you can’t trust that!

  • Jennifer - I do have to admit that my kitty loves to grab and go with these. I am trying to keep him away. Lol! 🙂

  • ANITA ZYCH - Thank you for this idea. It looks very pretty.

  • Kasia - Oh wow these looks so super cute. They would make such a great gift. What an awesome idea.

  • LaiAriel Samangka - Wow, I never thought about planning to try making a wire air plant holder in the future. I find this a great idea and never heard about this one before. I also love that you actually help us do our own wire air plant holders. Thank you so much for sharing your brilliant idea.

  • Agring - These are really nice. I ‘ve never heard of this before. It’s nice addition decor to my living room. Thanks for sharing.

  • Amiekay - I never heard of air plants before reading this post! How cute are they though? And this is such a simple way to display them. They are definitely an easy way to decorate a table or a room easily and on a budget. (Also, love that you don’t have to water them too often. I have killed many plants.)

  • Basundhara Ghosh - Such a miniature piece of art, and looks easy to do as well. Can be a cute decoration for any room in the house, and you’re also providing an aesthetic environment. Superb !

  • Echoesofhervoice - Such cute ideas! And I think you can place them anywhere in the house. They are also doable. Definitely on my list of to-dos!

  • Elizabeth O - I adore this idea. It is so very creative and looks really stylish! Great job!!

  • Jennifer - You’re welcome! These are super cute. 🙂

  • Enele Ogah - This is such a cool idea. I never really knew anything about them but they are such a creative bunch!

  • Lindsay - These are just beautiful and so artistic! I’ve never heard of air plants before, but love this!! Thanks for the detailed instructions. I especially loved the “keep away from your cat” bit, as my kitty Bela eats EVERYTHING green (even fake greenery!). Sadly, my husband will never buy me flowers again after the cat attacked my roses.

  • Laurence - Wow, this is so cute and not so complicated to do. And the materials are easy to find. I need this one for my room, so relaxing with air plants. 🙂

  • Laura Dove - Oh this is such a lovely idea! It looks like something I could actually make myself, I might give it a go!

  • Amy-Lynn Vautour - Woah… what a neat idea! I went more traditional with some decorative vases and mason jars, but this is a really intriguing idea

  • Melanie williams - What a creative and interesting idea – I don;t think my crafting results would look as good as yours though x

  • Alison Rost - I’ve never tried taking care of Air Plants before. This is actually the first time I came across it. I think the air plant holders are lovely! So chic too!

  • Sharon Koenig - These are adorable!! I would love to see what other designs you could do with more wire and some extra time, like maybe making them spring and spiral up, or twisting little stone beads into the design of it somehow.

  • emman damian - Air plants are really popular these days. Thanks for the tips. This is a very good DIY project. My mom loves gardening. I’l share it with her.

  • Jordyn - What an awesome idea! I’m definitely going to be trying this out. 🙂

  • Jennifer - Thank you so much, Emman! 🙂

  • Jennifer - Love the beads idea!! 🙂

  • Michele Dennis - These are absolutely adorable and so unique, I’ve never seen these before. I also love their simplicity!

  • Niki - They look so pretty!! I would love to decorate my bathroom with those cute little plant holders!

  • Jennifer - Thank you so much!! I had fun making them. <3

  • David Allen Elliott - Those are really cool looking I must say. I like that they look like palm trees but they are not. Curious as to how well they grow though. They do look beautiful.

  • Patrice - I love the idea of these! The wire looks nice as it’s gives it a rose gold look. Love it!

  • Idora - How cute are these! I absolutely love air plants and its always awesome to see how creative people get with terrariums and air planter designs, this is so cute and minimal!




  • Chichi - Ah I absolutely love air plants, never got around getting one for my home though!!! These tips will certainly help!!! I love the wire you chose!!

  • Ana Ojha - What a beautiful DIY wire air plant holder! And it creates such a beautiful aura in the decor of the entire room!

  • Lauren Ashley - Oh wow, this is so cute. I love DIY wire air plant holder. It will be a great decor.

  • Alex - Hello,

    Just saw a video about air plant care and it warned us that contact with copper will eventually kill the air plant.
    So. Do try some other kind of wire or coat it with some kind of varnish.


  • Jennifer - Oh wow! I get SO much spam, lol, that I actually had to look this up. But it’s true. Thanks for letting me know. I truly had no idea. Interesting how a metal could be toxic to it. My poor little air plants!

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