Saturday, August 28, 2010

Our DIY Air Plant Terrariums

We love having plants in our home and unfortunately our cats feel the same way.  Our cats are always chewing on our plants and we're constantly trying to find new ways to keep our plants out of harm's way.  Recently, I came up with an idea that allows us to keep our plants from being chew toys . . . Hanging Terrariums!

For this project, you'll need Hanging Candle Holders from CB2, Sand, Air Plants and Shells.

Fill your Candle Holder with sand and carefully place your Air Plant inside.

Scatter a few shells inside. You can also use small pieces of coral or driftwood.

Take a step back and admire your work.


Next, hang your new creation in a place where you will be able to admire often.

Ours hang in our kitchen window. We plan to make a few more using succulents from our garden. How about you? Do you have a green thumb? Or do you prefer plants of the silk variety?


  1. Great project!! Love these hanging terrariums. I sell air plants on etsy and am always being asked how to keep cats from getting at them. Great idea!!


  2. What a great idea. They are really pretty. I'm sure some plants are very dangerous if ingested by your pets too.

  3. These look kinda cool. I don't think I've ever seen air plants for sale in the store though. Do you have any suggestions on where to look for them?

    Stopping by from SITS.

  4. Hi Citymouse! We purchased our Air Plants at Home Depot and Lowes. They are available online as well. Kara B. sells them on etsy. (See above). Thanks for stopping by!!

  5. Thank you for the recommendation to buy these hangers from cb2 - definitly the best deal I found!

  6. just wondering where you purchased the square and teardrop shaped holders? cant find them anywhere

  7. We purchased the square and teardrop shaped holders from CB2 as well. We love them!

  8. This mixture will work in your terrarium however it will need to be sterilized. terrarium containers