DIY Birch Air Plant Hanger

It’s time to start the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge again! We took a short break during the holiday’s and now we are refreshed and ready to go!

Today I am taking some thrift store birch candle holders and transforming them into a boho air plant hanger. I have caught the air plant bug! Who can resist a plant you don’t have to water and it’s too tough to kill! Plus they add a great pop of green to you decor. Let me show you how I made these groovy hangers.

DIY Birch Air Plant Hanger


  • Set of Birch Candle Holders
  • Craft Rope
  • Power Drill + Bit
  • Masking Tape
  • Hair Comb



Lay the birch branches next to one another and see if one is larger than the other. If so, the smaller one is the one that will be on the top of the plant hanger.

Using a drill bit a little larger than your rope, drill a hole through one end of the top birch branch. Lay the branch you drilled the holes in on top of the other branch and mark your holes with a pencil. Drill holes in the second branch.

Start with around 40+ inches of rope. Wrap the ends of the rope with masking tape. Feed the rope end through one of the holes in the top branch. pull 15 inches of rope through the hole.

Tie a knot under the first branch. Feed the rope through the second branch. Leave 4 inches of rope between the first branch and bottom branch.

Tie a knot under the bottom branch.  Top rope is 15 inches. Go back and repeat these steps for the other side.

Unravel the rope under the bottom branch knots.

Take a hair comb and comb out the rope to make a tassel and that’s it! Super easy!

So don’t throw out those birch branch candle holders make them fun again by transforming them into this beautiful plant holder!

Now onto the party!

Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

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  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
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30 thoughts on “DIY Birch Air Plant Hanger

    1. Thanks Chelsea! I have had them in my stash them for a couple of years. The just seemed to be made for this project. Love when that happens.

  1. Cute idea!! I want air plants but am afraid one of my daredevil cats would make it his mission to destroy whatever hanging contraption I come up with to get to the plant. This is a great way to add decor AND greenery to a wall.

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