ur bedroom has been a million times more welcoming since the air plants took residence. Learning how to take care of air plants and then creating geometric clay pots for them were the first two steps – finally hanging them up was so satisfying. Come join in the satisfaction! (And feel free to copy cat if you have a wall that needs a makeover!)
There were a few elements that I wanted to incorporate along with the geometric pots and plants. While up in Maine earlier this summer, I found a gorgeous, hand embroidered wall hanging at an antique shop (the same place I found some of the keys for our wall of vintage keys, actually). The wall hanging was partially stained and has seen the sun, but I love it all the more for that.
Awhile back, I found some darling embroidered hooks in the sale section of Anthropologie. The second I saw them, I exclaimed, “These look like Poppy and Fern who I follow on Instragram…” And indeed they were. (I can’t get over her whimsical work. See her IG account here.)
I snapped up these three hooks, assuming we’d be able to put them near a door entrance someday to hang jackets. The more I looked at them, though, I realized that they demanded to be put to use NOW. I used them to edge the sides of the “Home Sweet Home” wall hanging. Totally meant to be.
Most of the other pots hung from small copper nails. The two largest air plants needed a little bit of space away from the wall, though, so I hung these 3M hooks on the ceiling. Voila. Worked perfectly and added some nice dimension.
I think these would look really striking against a darker wall (perhaps an indigo color).
Regardless of the current color of our wall, though, we’re enjoying this display.
It gets a stamp of approval from both the human and furry inhabitants. :)
Let me know if you try your hand at air plants!
That looks really cool! Yeah, an indigo wall would look amazing. I don’t understand how you used the hooks? Maybe I just can’t see the strings or something…
Ohhh yeah those pictures probably don’t properly show how the hooks worked. Basically, those particular 3M hooks can hang either “normally” on the wall (like if you were going to hang kitchen utensils from them) or they can hang from the ceiling. The metal part of the hook still swings down. So the fishing line just hangs on the metal hooks. Does that make sense? The string does look kind of invisible in these pictures and with the lighting…