Minimal Copper Airplant Holders

A few weeks ago I made some mini shelves using copper and black marble and I just love them! I've been trying to find some other simple decor that would work well with those shelves and help incorporate some nature into a sleek, modern design. I decided on using some copper tubing to make a few simple airplant holders. They fit in perfectly with the rest of my decor and they cost just a few dollars to make! Plus, I don't have to worry about my black thumb!

What you need:
-Three 3/4" Copper Couplings
-Heavy Duty Super Glue
-3/4" Copper Elbow
-Leather Lace

How to make it:
-Cut a leather strip so that the height is smaller than the height of the couplings. Use a dab of glue to secure the couplings across the leather. You may want to use a ruler to make sure the space between each coupling is equal. Let it dry then you can use nails to secure it to the wall.
-For the hanging copper elbow, simply thread the leather lace through the elbow and tie a knot in the ends of the leather and then hang it!

About the Contributor

Caitlin McGrath lives in a small town in Western New York. When her face isn't hidden behind her camera, she's usually crafting and daydreaming for The Merrythought, where she is a part of the three lady team sharing DIY projects, recipes, fashion, home d├ęcor & and bits of daily life.

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Myyna said...

Great! Definitely want try to make it! Thank you :)

Anonymous said...

This is funny and has style. Love it.

Unknown said...

So beautiful yet simple! I'm absolutely loving copper accents so I'm definitely going to give this a try.

Melanie McMinn said...

Very pretty, but copper will kill your air plants! Google it.

Unknown said...

I love this idea so much! I'm definitely having a copper moment just like everyone else, it's such a pretty and feminine colour but modern.Xo Caitlin

Unknown said...

This is so so wonderful. My walls could really use something like this!

JenniferW said...

Did you make the shelf holder or is it a prefab copper fitting of some kind?

Unknown said...

This is such a gorgeous idea, but unfortunately copper is toxic to air plants. This would be cute for a little while, but then the plants would die.

Brooke said...

I am looking for the post on the mini shelves - could someone direct me?

BatshebaMC said...

Doesn't copper kill the airplants? I'm weary of doing this because of that. But it is a beautiful set up.

Kim said...

Hi All air plant lovers.
The copper holders are gorgeous but in all the reading that I've done, copper is the one metal that is absolutely lethal to air plants. You may want to do some further research to keep your plants healthy.
Enjoy, Kim

Unknown said...

Copper is a slow but certain death for air plants. I love using copper in my diy projects and refused to let the toxicity stop me from using it in a recent mounting project so I coated the copper electric wire I used with clear enamel to seal it. You could do the same here following all the same steps but adding the enamel treatment to the copper as step 1.