Air plants can make their home anywhere. Make your air plant collection the center of attention by displaying them on a DIY air plant frame. Chicken wire takes the place of glass to create the perfect hanging display to fit all of your plants.
After you have found a frame, remove the glass and back panel. Lay the frame out on a drop cloth or piece of cardboard. Spray paint the frame with light, even strokes and cover the entire frame. Let dry according to manufacturer's instructions.
Measure the height and width of the frame. Cut a section of chicken wire slightly larger than the inside opening of frame, allowing 1-2 extra inches on top and bottom. Attach the wire to the frame with staples.
Mark and measure the width of the opening of the frame on the wood dowel. Cut two lengths of dowel to that measurement.
Use wood glue to attach the dowels to back frame on the top and bottom. Then secure each dowel piece with two screws. Set drill bit depth to same length as screw so you don't drill through the front of the frame.
Attach a saw-tooth picture hanger to the top dowel. If the frame is heavy, place a hanger on either end of the top dowel.
Make plant hangers out of paper clips. Unwind paper clips, and bend to make a hook and a rounded base. You can use pliers to bend the metal if the paper clips are made of thick wire.
Place a nail in the wall for each hanger and place frame on the wall. Then attach plant hangers from the chicken wire and place air plants. Spread the plants around the frame and try to disperse air plants by color, size, and type.
Don't they have to have any water at all? What if your house is really dry?
Yes, they do need to be misted daily. Some can be periodically soaked then rehung. You'll have to get care info on each individual species. You can't just hang then ignore them.