Build a Simple, Yet Amazing Air Plant Terrarium

Introduction: Build a Simple, Yet Amazing Air Plant Terrarium

Tillandsia (air plants) make great indoor houseplants and require minimal attention especially in a humid place. They are also very adaptable with proper care. There are many benefits to having plant terrariums. Houseplants create an inviting atmosphere and add uniqueness to your living space.

It’s amazing how customizing a living space with plants gives a sense of entitlement. On top of houseplants creating oxygen for to breath, in general they promote happiness and create positive mindsets. Mental well being is a gateway to overall healthiness and surrounding yourself with houseplants is a perfect way to combat seasonal depression and maintain positivity all year long.

To make this basic terrarium you will need:

-A small glass container or frame

-Wax coated thread

-Any air plant

Step 1: Get Three Pieces of String

Cut three pieces of string all three feet long. While holding them all at once, tie a knot in the center of the strings.

Step 2: Seperate

Next, separate all of the strings so that there are essentially six strings to work with.

Step 3: Start Tying

Tie each string to the one directly next to it. You will be left with three more knots and three areas that resemble elongated ovals.

Step 4: Repeat

Repeat the last step one of two more times, depending on the size of your glass container. This starts to create a weave-like pattern.

Step 5: Place the Container in the String Harness

Place the glass container in the string harness and push down on the container while pulling up on the remaining slack of the strings. This will tighten all of the knots and form fit the string around the container better.

Step 6: Add the Air Plant and Decorations

Place in any moss, rocks, sand, or other decorations. Just remember air plants don't need soil. Add in the air plant and hang the terrarium anywhere that has a good source of light. It's that easy! Just remember to fully submerge your air plant for about an hour, at least once a week. Mist with a squirt bottle if necessary.

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    7 years ago on Introduction

    The harness is really cool. Thank you for showing how to make it! I hope we see more from you on Instructables in the future!


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you! I'm glad you thought it was a cool idea! I plan on posting more Instructables soon.