DIY with air plants: This simple vertical garden was created from an old frame and makes every home a little greener.
Turn old into new & green
Who me on Instagram follows, I’ve definitely seen it: I recently introduced you to a real project of the heart there. Again, it was about two topics that keep inspiring me: Upcycling and plants. I have had an old frame with me for ages that was eagerly waiting to be used in a creative project. The frame was originally part of my father’s mirror. The mirror broke at some point, my father lifted the frame and handed it over to me at some point. Because if anyone could do anything with it, it would be me, he said. Well, he’s right. I just have a lot of fun breathing new life into old things that are already on their way to the garbage can. So I ventured to the old frame – and used it to create a vertical garden with air plants.
When I got the frame, however, it looked a little different than in the photos: dark wood, golden painted borders. So not at all beautiful. Unfortunately I don’t have a photo of it, but I’m sure you can imagine it. With some wall paint that I still have of mine Bedroom make over so there was a new coat of paint first. Right from the start, my plan was to place the vertical garden on the dresser in my bedroom, so I wanted to pick up on the colors that were already prevalent in the room for my garden project. I would normally have used furniture varnish, but since the frame is not used like furniture, the wall color did in this case. I chose air plants as the “green ingredient” for my garden. Since they do not need a pot or soil at all, they lend the project a wonderful lightness and are so much easier to arrange than conventional plants. You want to know how I implemented the garden and what you have to consider with the air plants? You can find the video instructions below!
Instructions Air plants garden make yourself
You need the following material for this DIY:
+ Wooden frame (e.g. from the flea market)
+ Thin wooden sticks, for example bamboo
+ Folding rule
+ Hand saw
+ Cordless drill
+ Wood glue
+ Wire in green
+ Air plants (I have this and this Bought)
In the video I show you the implementation step by step. The air plants are attached to three bamboo sticks, I used green flower wire for this.
In order to supply the air plants with sufficient water, you should spray them with water every 2-3 days. It is also recommended to add a little Tillandsia fertilizer to the water every now and then. I haven’t tried that myself yet.
In addition, you should make sure to use the brightest possible location for the air plant garden, but avoid direct sunlight.
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