Pretty Handy Girl | Air Plant Display
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Copper Air Plant Display

Pretty Handy Girl | Air Plant Display

Hi everyone! This is Lindi, visiting again from Love Create Celebrate. Is it fall where you are? I live in Northern Canada and autumn has definitely come to my neck of the woods! The leaves are falling, the air is crisp, and the apple pies are baking. Fall is my favorite season! I know that we all decorate for fall with pumpkins and leaves, but I love incorporating copper into my fall decor. This little Air Plant Display looks great in any season, but really shines during autumn!

Pretty Handy Girl | Air Plant Display

We recently had to replace our old dishwasher (long sad story…), that had old soft copper tubing. My husband knows me so well that he saved this without even asking me. He was sure I would want to DIY something with it, and he was 100% correct (for once! haha). My mind was swimming with ideas. Since I’m mildly obsessed with these no-soil, low maintenance air plants, I thought I would combine the two!

Pretty Handy Girl | Air Plant Display

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This project couldn’t be easier! Just grab your copper tubing and cut it to the sizes you want using the pipe cutter.

Then mold your baking clay into a base for your plants. You can press the edges on a flat surface and use a knife to cut the edges straight.

Set the copper pipe into the clay base. Then bake it together (as per the instructions on the clay package).

Since I’m a visual learner, I made a quick DIY video to show you how to do it yourself:

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Pretty Handy Girl | Air Plant Display

Do you like copper as much as I do? What do you think of this project? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Pretty Handy Girl | Air Plant Display

If you love the look of copper, be sure to check out the Copper Fall Wreath I made last year!

Pretty Handy Girl | Air Plant Display

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4 replies
  1. Junk Pile O Matic
    Junk Pile O Matic says:

    I was going to ask about the toxicity of the copper to the plant but I see someone has already addressed that. I don’t think it is a huge deal as I grow my plants in all sorts of weird stuff like old tires and old bed springs . Plants ,especially these type are pretty resilient . I think it is a great project and a great upcycle. sorry to hear about your dishwasher. Peace.

  2. G
    G says:

    love the idea………and wow about copper not good for air plants….now just give me a tip how to keep air plants because mine always die– we live in Poulsbo WA across from Seattle to give you an idea of weather.

    • Lindi
      Lindi says:

      Hey! Thanks for your comment! I actually had no idea! My air plants have been sitting in there for months and they are still fine, but maybe that’s because I take them out to water? I guess it will make a great faux planter for someone! Or maybe just inspire another DIY 🙂


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