Air Plants Nicely Framed

Sometimes good DIY ideas are just a matter of dumb luck. This is one of those.

Ever since I posted about finding this frame, I've planned on repainting it. This weekend I finally got around to it, and doesn't it look so much better? I used white spray paint primer and Heirloom White spray paint in a satin finish for the top coat.

But that wasn't the dumb luck part. The dumb luck was also finding an adorable air plant hanging from a twisted wire at Home Depot ($4.95). The dumber luckier part was realizing I could hang it in my newly painted picture frame!!!

See that little hook there? It fits just right! I'm sure it would be downright easy to make your own twisted wire to hang an air plant - just use copper wire and your nimble fingers. UPDATE: A very thoughtful commenter shared that copper is deadly to air plants! Actually, my air plant died a week or so after I posted this and I couldn't figure out why. It was probably the copper wire! A wire hanger would still be really cute to hang an air plant, just don't use a copper one. I'm kind of annoyed at Home Depot for selling me an air plant all wrapped up in a substance that was poisonous to it :(

And so you don't have to scroll up again to see the final product...

Yep. I love it. What do you think?