Last Minute DIY Father’s Day Plant Display

Hi! I’m back from vacation, and it was amazing! I will post pictures from the trip once I sort through them all. Until then, I am jumping back into the groove with a quick Father’s Day DIY air plant holder.

I saw something similar on Etsy for $40 and thought I could make one for much cheaper. If you already have some of the supplies at home, this project is pretty cheap and quick to make.

You will need:

  • Wood shadow box
  • Bakers twine
  • Small nails
  • Hammer
  • Wood stain
  • Air plants
  • Optional: Glue


My frames were a little rough so I sanded them. Follow the directions of your stain color and apply 1-2 coats of depending on your desired look.


Once the stain has dried, nail 4-6 nails in each inside panel spaced a few inches apart. To create depth, place the nails in a zip zap not just in a line. I started with only 3 nails per side and had to add more half way through stringing mine.

Wrap the string around each nail a few times then sting to a nail on a different panel. I chose nails with small heads so the string began to slip off a few. If this happens, just add a dab of glue before and after you wrap your string to help it hold on to the nail. Try to create triangles with the string so the plants will have somewhere to rest. If you just follow a pattern or don’t create depth, there will be no good place to rest the plants. When you think you have enough string, tie it off and add your plants!

What do you think about air plants? I’ve seen them called the new succulents, so let’s see if they take off in popularity.

Happy Father’s Day!

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