More Air Plants + A Giveaway


One can never have too many air plants, right? I hope you’ll agree with me because…I got more! Lots more. Remember my DIY mini pallets that I mounted on the wall? Well, the air plants I originally bought to keep there have gotten too big for the pallets (yay, they’re growing!). Which means I’ve had empty pallets hanging on the wall for about a month. So when Air Plant Design Studio reached out to me to see if I’d be interested in reviewing their plants, it took me all of about 2 seconds to say “yes, please!” They sent me a huge assortment of air plants, all in great condition and each one so unique. I love that about air plants…they each seem to have their own personality! They also sent me a couple of glass terrariums. I’m not sure where I’ll end up hanging the terrariums, but for now I looped them over the finials of our curtain rods and made a little layered display with the pallets. I like it alright, but I have a feeling I’ll end up moving the terrariums eventually. They’re definitely cute enough to be on their own!

Air plant display & a giveaway!

I love air plants

I also thought I’d share the care instructions that Air Plant Design Studio included with my air plants, in case any of you have had questions about how to keep yours in good shape. They’re very thorough and helpful (and if you want more info, they have even more in-depth instructions here):

Upon receiving your air plants, soak plants for about 20 minutes face down in bowl, sink, or other container. Gently shake off any excess water and leave out to dry. Use rain water, aquarium water, or pond water when possible. Most tap water will be fine as well, however do not use softened or distilled water. Soak plants once or twice a week with occasional misting as needed. Depending on how dry or humid the environment may be, longer or more frequent watering may be needed. Never allow air plants to sit in water, it will make them rot!

How to take care of air plants

Plants will do best with indirect sunlight but will be fine with good artificial lighting. An east or west facing window will allow plenty of indirect light. Keep plants away from direct sunlight, as most varieties will burn easily. Depending on your environment, air plants will be happy outside on a nice shady tree or porch. Give air plants good air circulation, as they get a lot of nutrients from the air. After watering, plants should be able to dry within 4 hours. Bring plants indoors if temperatures drop below 50 degrees.

Air plant decor

I tucked some of my new air plants into my pallets, and I put the rest in a metal globe we have, which used to be on our mantel. Now it looks like the air plants are taking over the world!

Living room

Air plants take over the world!

Air plant terrarium

I think it turned out pretty cute! And now, my fellow air plant lovers…it’s your lucky day! Two of you will win a hanging air plant kit, which includes a glass hanging terrarium, three air plants, white sand, and hemp string, as well as an air plant starter kit, which includes five extra air plants. Good prize, huh? You’ve got to enter! There are eight easy ways, below.

Note: This contest is only open to readers within the US, due to customs regulations on live plants.

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P.S. You still have today left to enter the Bombshell Bar Goods giveaway, so if you haven’t entered it yet, do it now!

Thanks to Air Plant Design Studio for partnering with me on this post.

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  1. Posted by Dianna on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

    Really love that globe with the air plants!
  2. Posted by Courtney Shelton on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

    Oh my! This is awesome! I loooooooove air plants! And would of course love to add some more to the 3 I already have. Thanks for posting the care instructions too, Ive had a bit of trouble with one of mine!
  3. Posted by Corissa on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

    Love the airplant display ideas!
  4. Posted by Caroline on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

    Gorgeous set up! I know this would be a great accent to any room
  5. Posted by christa gadola on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

    i love airplants. but i really love the mini-pallets you made to display them. great summer project! now i just have to do it...
  6. Posted by Jordan Troublefield on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

    I'm already dreaming up ways to utilize this! How cool!
  7. Posted by Katie on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

    I love air plants and I have the perfect geometric hangers for them! I even water them with warm, filtered water...just like their natural habitat :)
  8. Posted by heather on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

    I have been considering buying some air plants for months, and now I feel confident about making the purchase after reading this post!
  9. Posted by Beth on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

    Air plants have always intimidated me. Thanks for changing my impression of air plants. I'd love to give the plants in the prize a good home! :)
  10. Posted by Sarah | I Love You Most on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

    I LOVEEEEE LOVE this giveaway Aileen! Renae and I just went to the farm chicks show and bought cool vintage new air plant holders. I could totally use this!! I'm heading over to check out Air Plant design studio right now!
  11. Posted by Rosa on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

    I love air plants. Sadly, I've killed several of mine. But I'd love to try again.
  12. Posted by Lori Zimmerman on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

    I would totally Love to have and try one of these out!!! I have heard so many Great things about them!!!! Must Must Must See In Person <3
  13. Posted by Kimberly Ward on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

    Love this page! Love air plants! :)
  14. Posted by Kim W on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

    I am STILL having a love affair with air plants. The harder something is for my black thumb to kill it, the MORE I love it!
  15. Posted by Carla on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

    Love air plants..love the blog! So many great ideas! Thanks!
  16. Posted by Kacey D on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

  17. Posted by Nancy Straka on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

    Love the way you have decorated with the air plants. I always want to see how others let their imagination take over. Great ideas, tips, and instructions on taking care of air plants.
  18. Posted by Talitha on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

    I've been wanting to try air plants! Yours look awesome!
  19. Posted by Chelsey on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

    I love all of these air plant designs!
  20. Posted by Ileana Gomez on Thursday, June 12th, 2014

    Glad i found your blog!! Awesome stuff:)
  21. Posted by Megan Godfriaux on Thursday, June 12th, 2014

    I love air plants you can put them almost anywhere
  22. Posted by Pua on Thursday, June 12th, 2014

    I've never owned an air plant. I love your post!
  23. Posted by Dana on Thursday, June 12th, 2014

    Beautiful! What a great idea!
  24. Posted by Gigi W on Thursday, June 12th, 2014

    Gorgeous designs!!!
  25. Posted by Betsy Whitehead on Thursday, June 12th, 2014

    I would love to win.
  26. Posted by Corlana on Thursday, June 12th, 2014

    Cool cool! I don't have any yet, but I would love some!
  27. Posted by Melanie K on Thursday, June 12th, 2014

    Airplants really are the best aren't they? So easy and so cute.
  28. Posted by Aida Ford on Thursday, June 12th, 2014

    I LOVE Air plants!! You can hang them or plant them anywhere, and they look like little *plant fairies!* I especially LOVE how you have them in the globe and pallet, simply BEAUTIFUL! I would just LOVE to win this! :)
  29. Posted by Stephanie Potter on Thursday, June 12th, 2014

    Thank you for this great giveaway! I love Air Plant Design Studio and I'm glad I found you through them!
  30. Posted by Diana Estep on Thursday, June 12th, 2014

    This is great
  31. Posted by Martha Mayo on Friday, June 13th, 2014

    Stunningly beautiful displays - love, love!
  32. Posted by Joan on Friday, June 13th, 2014

    Love your ideas, perfect for my space with lots of indirect light.
  33. Posted by Debbie on Friday, June 13th, 2014

    Funny, I just wrote an article on Air Plants! I like what I saw on Air Plant Design Studio...I'll definitely look to purchase some from them soon! Thanks!
  34. Posted by Holly Colvin on Friday, June 13th, 2014

    I haven't ever tried air plants, but love yours! I would be willing to give them a try!!
  35. Posted by Meifu on Saturday, June 14th, 2014

    Who would've thought to put the air plants in that globe :o
  36. Posted by VA on Saturday, June 14th, 2014

    I love air plants! Beautiful set up!
  37. Posted by Kevin | Thou Swell on Saturday, June 14th, 2014

    I've got one lonely air plant on my bedside table which I have enjoyed taking care of, and I would love to give it some buddies! They are so easy and fun, you can practically throw them anywhere!
  38. Posted by Alexa Whip on Saturday, June 14th, 2014

    Love Air Plant Design Studio!
  39. Posted by Sallie on Monday, June 16th, 2014

    I LOVE air plants!!! They're pretty hard to find where I live though, so it would be GREAT to win some!