Air crops are straightforward to look after, don’t require soil, and may turn out to be an ideal addition to any low upkeep family. This DIY geometric planter appears elegant and easy hanging in clusters, and is straightforward to make variations simply by altering the lengths of the brass tubes. I used ⅛” diameter hole brass rods and 28 gauge galvanized wire to string the rods collectively. The primary few have been made utilizing a easy pentagonal form however with totally different lengths for the highest half to create quite a lot of heights and sizes which permits for various sizes of air crops to slot in them as nicely. For the final one I made a chandelier form by wiring extra tubes that got here out the underside of the identical unique form because the others.
- ⅛” diameter hole brass rods
- 28 gauge galvanized wire
- tubing cutter (optionally available)
- air plant
Step 1: Measure & Minimize the Rods
Since we’re utilizing a pentagonal form, measure 5 of every size you need to use. For instance, I measured 5 three” rods for the bottom form, then 5 extra three” for the downwards level, and 5 5.5” for the highest level. You should use a small noticed to chop the tubes, however a tubing cutter is far simpler. Keep away from utilizing wire cutters or pliers for these tubes, as a result of they will pinch the opening shut.
Step 2: Thread the Rods with Wire
I threaded the wire by way of the 5 three” rods first to make the bottom form of the pentagon. From there I beginning making the factors in both path utilizing the corresponding size. Through the use of a skinny wire, I used to be capable of thread via the rods a number of occasions so all of the factors keep collectively.
Step three: Add the Air Plant!
Be sure to get one that may match between the rods. You’ll be able to unfold out the leaves by way of the totally different rods as you see match.
Elective Step: Make an Air Plant Chandelier
After making a bigger model of the unique planter, I added extra rods to make pyramid-like shapes from the underside of the planter.
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