Gardening Houseplants Choosing Houseplants DIY Air Plant Hanger Give your air plant a home in an environment of beauty when you mount it against a backdrop of natural wood. By Sydney Price Sydney Price Sydney Price got her start in journalism while in college, writing food and fashion content for her university's magazine and campus newspaper. She also interned at Modern Luxury, freelanced for Blue Frog Dynamic Marketing, and served as the copy chief at Urban Plains. After graduating, she became the editorial assistant for Better Homes & Gardens, writing about food, holidays, gardening, and home. After two years, she transitioned to copywriting at ITA Group where she wrote digital and print copy for B2B employee engagement programs. Her clients included technology, finance, and fashion industries. Sydney moved on to be the contract copywriter for Arbonne, helping create content for social media, emails, and event announcements. She is now the copywriter at AuditBoard, a risk management platform based in California.Sydney Price holds a bachelor of arts degree in magazine journalism with a minor in biology. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on April 17, 2018 Share Tweet Pin Email Project Overview Working Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 3 hours Skill Level: Beginner The mystical air plant subsists not on air as its name suggests, but absorbs moisture through unique structures on its leaves. Since it requires no soil, a wide range of display options are available to you for showing off your air plants. Embrace their natural beauty by crafting an air plant hanger out of a metal ring secured to a wood slice. Display several air plants in a cluster on your wall or brighten up your workspace with a little piece of nature. Editor's Tip: Copper is toxic to air plants. We used copper-colored pipe hangers. What You'll Need Equipment / Tools 1 Paintbrush 1 Hammer 1 Drill and drill bit 1 Sanding block 1 Needle-nose pliers 1 Phillips screwdriver 1 Wire cutters 1 Pencil Materials 1 Wood slices 1 Bell-shaped pipe hangers 1 Flat, water-based polyurethane 1 Saw tooth picture hangers 1 Air plants 1 Scrap wood Instructions Prep Wood Slices Apply two coats of flat, water-based polyurethane to the wood slices, sanding between coats. Also brush poly onto the bell-shaped pipe hanger. Let the poly dry for two hours in between coats. This will seal your planter and protect it from wear and tear. Next, attach a picture hanger to the backside of the wood slice. Use needle-nose pliers to secure the nails for the hanger before hammering. Mark Pipe Hanger Position Position pipe hanger and mark position lightly with a pencil. (The hanger will cover up the pencil mark.) Use the air plant to help determine where you'd like to place the pipe hanger, then set aside. Drill Pipe Hanger Hole Place a piece of scrap wood underneath the wood slice to protect the table you are working on. Drill a pilot hole through the entire wood slice. This will mark the center attachment point of your hanger. Attach Pipe Hanger Snip the screw that is supplied with the pipe hanger to match the thickness of the wood slice. Screw the pipe hanger to the wood to secure it. All that's left to do is hang your wood slice up on the wall and add an air plant!