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DIY Air Plant Hanger: Home Decor Made Easy!

DIY Air Plant Hanger: Home Decor Made Easy!

This fantastic needle felting tutorial from Sarah Jackman-Read is a must-make for plant-lovers everywhere! Air plants are growing in popularity – but how do you display these little beauties if they don’t require pots of soil? With a trendy little air plant hanger of course! Check out Sarah’s step-by-step tutorial below, and discover how you can create this super simple, super stylish piece of home decor, and add even more pretty plants to your collection.

Time to Make: 45 minutes

Difficulty Level: Easy

You Will Need:

DIY Air Plant Hanger Tutorial:

Step 1:

Craft supplies you will need

Wrap felting wool around the polystyrene egg, just a little above halfway up, so it goes around the whole egg with a little bit extra, then trim off the excess.

DIY air plant hanger tutorial step

Step 2:

DIY air plant hanger tutorial step

Using two felting needles together, stab around the egg a few times to help keep the wool in place.

DIY air plant hanger tutorial step

Next, using the sides of the egg as a guide, stab around the egg; working along the sides of the egg and not directly into it.

Step 3:

DIY air plant hanger tutorial step

Fold the excess wool around the base of the egg then stab into the egg a few times. Working towards the centre, stab the needles through the wool to start felting the base. Work along the shape of the base.

Step 4:

DIY air plant hanger tutorial step

Stab along the top edge of the wool to hold it in place then stab downwards from the edge into the main body of the wool.

DIY air plant hanger tutorial step

Step 5:

DIY air plant hanger tutorial step

Keep stabbing the needles through the wool, parallel to the egg until the wool is completely felted. Gently twist to remove the egg.

Step 6:

DIY air plant hanger tutorial step

Lay the pot on a felting sponge and stab along the edge inwards. Do this several times to help thicken and strengthen the edge.

Step 7:

DIY air plant hanger tutorial step

Stab a few more times around the body of the pot then string several together and fill with your favourite air plants – or simply decorate with faux succulents for the same beautiful effect!

DIY air plant hanger tutorial step

Tip: Avoid stabbing into the polystyrene egg too much, as this will disintegrate the polystyrene.

Finished project in use

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