Make Wall Art With Airplants

Add some living art to your outdoor space with upcycled frames and air plants.

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Photo by Melissa Caughey

Living Wall Art

Upcycle an old frame to create a living work of garden art.

Gather Your Supplies

For this craft you will need: an old painted picture frame / eye hooks / crochet thread-size 3 / scissors / drill and small drill bit / air plants

Drill a Guide

With a small drill bit, drill a tiny pilot hole into the center of the left side of the frame.

Add the Eye Hook

With your hand, twist a small eye hook into the hole you just drilled.

Hooks a Plenty

Repeat the process and add four more hooks to your frame as shown here.

Tie it Off

Begin with the eye hook on the left side of the frame. Tie one end of the crochet string to that eye hook and then loop the string through the eye hook on the opposite side of the frame.

Create the Star

Now loop the string through the eye hook on the bottom left of the frame.

Upward Bound

Now thread the string through the eye hook at the top of the frame.

Finish the Star

Now bring the string down through the bottom right eye hook and then loop it around the eye hook you started with on the left side of the frame.

Extra Sets of Eyes

To create more strings to tuck the air plants into, add extra eye hooks around the frame and continue to loop the string around them. Once satisfied with the design, pull the string taut and tie it off to the last eye hook in a knot.

Add Life

Tuck assorted air plants between the strings and hang it in the garden.

Air Plant Care

Mist your air plants with water once a week to keep them nice and healthy.

Wait for Blooms

Over time and with proper care, your air plants will continue to grow and bloom. In colder climates, bring your air plant picture inside during cold winter months.