DIY Copper Air Plant Holder

Copper Air Plant Holder

Do you feel it yet?! The air getting cooler. Up in Northern Canada where I live we are definitely feeling it! The air is crisp, the leaves are turning (& falling!), and I’m wearing socks all day long again. Fall is here. I love putting elements of copper into my decor any time of year, but the warmth it brings is especially perfect come fall! I’m so excited to be joining Little Bits of Home for another Create with Me challenge today. At the beginning of each month we ask YOU to vote on what product we should use. Last month you voted for clay, so I’ve used it here as a shelf for my DIY Copper Air Plant Holder

Love this chic DIY shelf for air plants! Black clay and copper are the perfect combination!

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Love this chic DIY shelf for air plants! Black clay and copper are the perfect combination!

When you’ve been DIYing for long enough, other people start to hoard things for you. My husband replaced our dishwasher last month and kept this copper pipe from behind for me. I LOVE the natural patina, and who doesn’t want to use bendable copper in a project?! As soon as clay was chosen, I knew what I was going to make!

Materials:

Soft Copper Tubing
Black Baking Clay
Ratcheting Tool
Air Plant

You may see a few air plant tutorials coming to the blog in the future. I have a small obsession with them now. Low maintenance, beautiful, self-sustaining. I can’t get enough.

All you do for this project is shape the clay into a rectangle for the “shelf”, cut the copper, and bake the clay to hold the copper in place.

Without further adieu, here’s the whole tutorial!

The copper lends the perfect amount of warmth for fall decor. I didn’t bother trying to make the pipe straight because a) that’s a LOT of work, b) it could scratch the pipe, and c) I like the intricacies of the shape.

Love this chic DIY shelf for air plants! Black clay and copper are the perfect combination! Love this chic DIY shelf for air plants! Black clay and copper are the perfect combination! Love this chic DIY shelf for air plants! Black clay and copper are the perfect combination! Love this chic DIY shelf for air plants! Black clay and copper are the perfect combination!

And just because I love you all, here’s a sneak peak at the command centre I’m sharing next week!

Love this chic DIY shelf for air plants! Black clay and copper are the perfect combination!

What do you think? Would you hang this in your home?

My partner in crime made this awesome Pumpkin Knob with her clay. Be sure to go check it out!

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14 thoughts on “DIY Copper Air Plant Holder

  1. What a great way to reuse an old pipe. I love it! I also think I need to find some air plants. Regular houseplants don’t seem to survive well in my home, but air plants I might be able to handle.

  2. This project truly inspires me, I am a big fan of DIY, recycle and the way you use old pipe to be a plant holder is so so great. That means we can have tree anywhere in our house. I cant wait to try it out.

  3. Wow, such a great idea. Now I know one creative way to reuse my old pipes. I love to make DIY items so much, but complicated items tend to make me wanna give up. This one is so easy and useful.
    Thanks for sharing !!!

  4. This project is great, copper air plant holder looks so cool, very creative.
    I cant wait to try it out, i love to have plant every corner in my house. Thanks so much for inspiration!

  5. Just so you know airplants do not like copper. Not sure about other metals I can’t remember off hand but look into it before you make this cute idea!

    1. Thank you! Yes, someone else mentioned this after! Although I didn’t have any issues with my air plants to date, but hopefully this inspires something else!

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