We’re combining two of our favorite things– air plants and string art to create one amazing project! Check out our DIY Air Plant String Art Tutorial to learn how to make this awesome home decor piece that’s easy, low maintenance and makes a great handmade gift!
Now that we’ve passed into April and the weather outside is getting warmer, I can officially say that Spring is here. Plants and flowers are shaking off the winter frost and there are beautiful patches of perennials popping up across the country, especially the (absolutely gorgeous) super blooms in Southern California. There is so much to look forward to this month. It just so happens that Earth Day falls on the Monday after Easter this year on Monday, April 22nd.
I think Earth Day is the perfect occasion to teach the little ones about the loving and respecting our planet. There are so many fun and educational Earth Day activities to take part in like nature walks, drawing animals and their habitats, recycling sorting games and more. As someone who loves plants, I’d love to take the opportunity to create a plant related project to brighten up my home.
That’s why I was so happy when I came across this air plant project idea that ProFlowers put up. It combines string art with fun air plants to create a unique living decor piece. I am so glad to see that the houseplant trend is still going strong. I absolutely love the way that plants can bring life and cheer to a living space. If there’s ever a space in my home that feels like it needs a boost, plants are an easy, budget-friendly option.
Ready to learn how to make your own gorgeous DIY Air Plant String Art? Read on for the step by step tutorial!
DIY Air Plant String Art Tutorial
-Small nails (I love these ones that have a head. It keeps the string from slipping off.)
-String (I love these little yarn bon bons. You can get a bunch of colors for an inexpensive price.)
-Air plants (Find a beautiful selection here)
-Scissors (This is our favorite pair)
Optional Step: If you choose to paint your wood make sure that you leave time to let the paint dry before starting the project. This project is easy to wing it as you go but if you have a complicated string art design in mind it may be best to draw it out on paper first.
Step 1: Mark where your nails will go with a pencil and make light markings on your wood.
Step 2: Hammer your nails in and try to make sure the nails are as straight as possible.
Step 3: Tie the string onto the starting nail and make sure it has a secure hold.
Step 4: Wrap your string around the nails, loop them twice for a better hold.
Step 5: Tie the string and cut the loose ends, make sure the string is pulled tight.
Step 6: Place air plants in the string design making sure they’re secure.
Enjoy! Now that your art is complete find it a place in your home.
I love how this project turned out. Once you have the basics down you can use your creativity to create all different kinds styling options.
You can create a boho look with leather string wrapped around an embroidery hoop or go bright and playful by painting a fun-shaped plaque bright coral for a pop of color. This also makes great dorm decor for any parents who have kids making their college decisions. The plants are super easy to care for, even a busy university student could handle them.
To care for the air plants you should soak their roots for 15 minutes every 1–2 weeks. After soaking, let them dry completely on a towel. Once they’ve dried then you can just place them back on the string art — super easy. You could even use fake air plants if you wanted, your secret’s safe with me!