Bring the outdoors in and enjoy the benefits of houseplants without all the hassle. Here’s how to make an indoor plant wall.
I’m a millennial. So as you can imagine, there was a time I embraced the houseplant obsession my generation is known for. As little as a year ago, many of my weekends were spent perusing the aisles of trendy plant shops, collecting quirky planters, and — most importantly — attempting to keep my green girls alive. I’m not great at the latter.
Sure, I can manage a few cacti or a low-maintenance snake plant. But a monstera, fiddle leaf fig, or anything that requires more than a weekly watering? Forget about it.
And as much as I love the way greenery brings a touch of nature indoors, you won’t catch me bringing a plastic artificial plant through my front door. (Something tells me fake plants don’t have the stress-relieving benefits as the real deal.) What’s a wanna-be plant mom to do?
Get crafty and make an indoor plant wall. Not only is this project easy, the best varieties for the job are moss and air plants, both of which are soil-less and only require regular misting.
Here’s how to make an indoor plant wall.
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- Wooden box frame (you choose the size!)
- Push pins (at least 20)
- Spanish moss
- Reindeer moss
- Assorted air plants (2-5)
1. Place the wooden box frame on a slat surface, backside facing up.
2. Gently insert the push pins halfway into the wooden box frame around the facing-up edges, spacing them about two inches apart.
3. Using the twine, tie a knot around the push pin in the bottom left corner. Once the twine is secure, pull the twine taut toward the top right corner, wrap around the push pin once to secure.
4. Repeat this process, criss-crossing the twine until you have wrapped it around each push pin once. Remember to leave some slack in the twine between the top two corners for hanging.
5. Flip the wooden box frame over.
6. Add the moss to the frame and secure it by weaving it into the twine, ensuring that the twine is not showing.
7. Once the majority of the wooden box frame is filled with moss, add the air plants, securing them by placing them in the remaining gaps in the twine.
8. Mist your living wall, hang it in your desired location, and enjoy!
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