DIY: Love is in the Air…Plant

Last weekend, I ventured out early Saturday morning to the LA Flower District. Chia tea latte in hand (because the early morning hours have a slight resemblance to fall), I wandered through aisles and aisles of flowers, succulents, herbs, and other greenery (and let’s not forget about all the pumpkins, gourds, and other fall items I almost couldn’t resist buying).

But I was on a mission for baby’s breath and wedding inspiration. I have a pretty good idea of what types of flowers I want for Zack and I’s wedding, BUT since I don’t consider myself a flower expert, I figured why not go see what else is out there. I knew for certain I wanted to incorporate baby’s breath (yes, because it’s inexpensive but also because it has a whimsical and romantic quality about it), so I ended up buying some to experiment with bouquets, boutonnieres, flower crowns, and centerpiece ideas. Mission accomplished. BUTTTTT I did end up coming home with a large fall flower bouquet and an air plant. Ok, so I bought more than I planned, but I’d say I showed some restraint because I have a weakness when i comes to cute little succulents, and they. were. everywhere.


Anyway, when I was a kid, my brother and I would visit my grandparents at the beach every summer, and I remember on one of our visits, they bought us a little air plant that sat in a shell and required basically no maintenance but looked cute. Low maintenance is good. Not because I can’t keep a plant alive (except for my poor cilantro plant, but that’s besides the point), but because I’m busy, so I like plants that can easily survive and also double as decor. To top of the cuteness factor, there are so many ways to display air plants, it’s ridiculous. Like, I’m not gonna turn into the old cat lady; I’m gonna be the girl with a million air plants all over the place. All joking aside, I saw an adorable DIY pineapple air plant holder on Pinterest a while back, and I thought I’d recreate. All you need is some clay (air-dry or bake), paint, and an air plant. Pretty simple and quick DIY (minus the wait for the clay to dry) that rewards you with a fun little way to display your air plant. Not a fan of pineapples? First of all, who are you? Second of all, transform your clay into whatever your little DIY heart desires.
XO – Courtney

1. Form the clay into an oval sphere then press into the center to create the vase opening where the air plant will sit.
2. Use a toothpick to draw crosshatch lines to create the pineapple texture.
3. Bake or air dry the clay according to the package instructions.
4. After the clay is dry and/or baked (and cooled down), add paint!
5. Once the paint is dry, you are ready to add the air plant.


  1. June 1, 2016 / 9:22 pm

    I am pretty sure your air plant is one step away from looking like a pineapple. This is a good thing / Your next move.

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