Our Favorite Ways to Display Air-Plants

  The happiest place on earth: the Retro Den plant bar!

The happiest place on earth: the Retro Den plant bar!

One of the best things about air-plants is their display versatility! That's right, we said their display versatility. As in, because these plants survive on air, water, and sunlight only and do not require soil, you don't have to put them in a pot! Whaaaat? It's mind-blowing, for sure.

Not requiring soil and a pot make air-plants way cool because you can get creative with how you display them in your home. Rocks, jars, driftwood! The possibilities are endless!

Note that air-plants need watering twice a week, so do be mindful when selecting how to display your air-plant (see our air-plant care guide here). Other than that, the sky's the limit! Reach for those stars, y'all!

Below are some of our favorite ways to display these fun plants!

  It's so satisfying to poke air-plants into the nooks and crannies of cool rocks. Everyone should try it.

It's so satisfying to poke air-plants into the nooks and crannies of cool rocks. Everyone should try it.

  You can't go wrong with a glass bottle.

You can't go wrong with a glass bottle.

  They even look cute in blue bottles.

They even look cute in blue bottles.

  Drill out a hole in wooden children's blocks to make air-plant holders. These are great gifts and look awesome in kid rooms.

Drill out a hole in wooden children's blocks to make air-plant holders. These are great gifts and look awesome in kid rooms.

  Just nestle one on a shelf! Air-plants love sitting on shelves. #easypeasy

Just nestle one on a shelf! Air-plants love sitting on shelves. #easypeasy

  Ceramic animal air-plant holders by the wonderful Suzanne Burden of  Mud House Studio   .

Ceramic animal air-plant holders by the wonderful Suzanne Burden of Mud House Studio.

  Suzanne sculpts each little face by hand!

Suzanne sculpts each little face by hand!

  Thread fishing line through a sea urchin and tie to the bottom of an air-plant. Instant floating jelly fish! Air-plants love looking like jelly fish.

Thread fishing line through a sea urchin and tie to the bottom of an air-plant. Instant floating jelly fish! Air-plants love looking like jelly fish.

air-plant + sea urchins
air-plants in baskets
air-plant in basket
  Drill a small hole in a wooden block. Insert thick, bendable wire. You can also skip the glass beaker and just have the wire hold the air-plant. Try different wire colors and lengths!

Drill a small hole in a wooden block. Insert thick, bendable wire. You can also skip the glass beaker and just have the wire hold the air-plant. Try different wire colors and lengths!

  Air-plants love sitting in vintage brass anchors.

Air-plants love sitting in vintage brass anchors.

  Put some rocks in a container and plop an air-plant on top.

Put some rocks in a container and plop an air-plant on top.

  Find plastic animals and dinosaurs (not hard plastic, the softer plastic), spray paint them gold and cut holes in their backs for air-plants! Garage sales and flea markets are great sources to find these critters. Or you can skip all the work and buy them at Retro Den!

Find plastic animals and dinosaurs (not hard plastic, the softer plastic), spray paint them gold and cut holes in their backs for air-plants! Garage sales and flea markets are great sources to find these critters. Or you can skip all the work and buy them at Retro Den!

  Truly a symbiotic relationship.

Truly a symbiotic relationship.

  Driftwood is one of our favorite ways to display air-plants. Just sit them on top or cozy them up in the bends and crevices of the wood. Such a natural, beautiful display for your table or shelf.

Driftwood is one of our favorite ways to display air-plants. Just sit them on top or cozy them up in the bends and crevices of the wood. Such a natural, beautiful display for your table or shelf.

  Tasha of  House Sparrow Fine Nesting  loves it when we put air-plants in her macrame pieces.

Tasha of House Sparrow Fine Nesting loves it when we put air-plants in her macrame pieces.

  This beautiful piece was made to mimic cholla wood.

This beautiful piece was made to mimic cholla wood.

  Air-plants also really love sitting on real cholla wood and holding friendly, water-colored flags by  Laurel & Marie.

Air-plants also really love sitting on real cholla wood and holding friendly, water-colored flags by Laurel & Marie.

How do you display air-plants? Share photos of your air-plants using #rdathome and #lifeonabeautifulbackground or comment below!

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