Try this simple hanging air plant holder DIY made from a couple of thrift store birch branch candleholders! Grab a drill and some rope for this one-of-a-kind DIY. For more cheap home decor ideas see my Thrift Store Upcycle page.
Today I am taking some thrift store birch candle holders and transforming them into a unique air plant holder. 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 your decor. Let me show you how I made these groovy hangers. Grab some rope and a drill let’s make this!
If you do not have any candle holders, no worries, you can use regular birch branches. Just drill holes for the air plants to sit on the tops of the branches after making the hanger.
Hanging Air Plant Holder DIY
- Set of Birch Candle Holders or any long wood candle holders or birch wood planks
- Macrame 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 unique air plant holder!