I’m so excited to share this fun DIY project with you. Even if you’re not crafty, this is about as simple as a project can get! I got the inspiration for these little planters around Christmas time when I bought something similar for my friend Janine at urban digs. After sitting on my mantle for a few weeks before our gift exchange, I had gotten pretty attached to what I have dubbed the “Agate Air Planter,” but sadly Christmas came and I was forced to send it on to its new home. Good friend points for me, right? So, I figured I would just have to make another one for myself, which turned out to be surprisingly easy once you have all of your supplies assembled.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- agate candle holder
- air plant
- pea gravel
After purchasing your air plant, give it a good soak when you get home. If possible, submerge it in a bowl of water for 20-30 minutes; or if you don’t have a large enough bowl, just run it under the tap for a few minutes. Then, set it upside down on a towel to dry. You’ll want to do this at least once a week to keep your plant healthy. Don’t let the name fool you, air plants still need water to survive.
After your plant is nice nourished, pour some pea gravel in your candle holder and set your air plant on top. My blue candle holder needed less gravel than the purple one to get the air plant to balance, so just play with the amount until the way your plant is perched satisfies you.
Voila – an agate air planter!