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Easy Office Air Plant Display

Bringing natural elements likes stones, branches and twigs into your home is a simple and inexpensive way to decorate. I used some treasures collected on the beach to create an earthy and easy air plant display for my home office.

Stacked beach stones and a piece of driftwood as display ideas for air plants on a stack of colorful books in a home office

A while back we came upon a fun little article revealing some of the deep, dark secrets of us bloggers. In addition to the facts that you don’t want to look into our closets and that we could rule the world, it is true that we work everywhere and anywhere!  You’ll find us crocheting in the park, knitting at the kids’ dance studio, cutting and pasting on the living room floor with the baby crawling around, and drilling and hammering outside on the picnic table. And there’s usually at least one little helper around…

A small child touching a computer screen with an image of a flower

As I sit here typing, I’m at the dining room table which is also covered in soccer trophies and photos, magazines, another laptop, the stack of mail I need to get to, various craft supplies and other items I’m not quite sure what to do with. Needless to say, it’s been awhile since we’ve actually dined at this table! I also have a small desk in the corner where I try to organize our documents.

A Simple DIY Air Plant Display

While our dream home office might look something like the one in this home, it is actually the little things that make a space extra special and without those special touches, a space just doesn’t feel right. A little while ago we discovered air plants. These are such interesting little plants that don’t need soil to grow. So you can place them anywhere you’d like! We’ve used them to make a beach themed mini garden terrarium and I’ve placed one in my tween daughter’s bedroom.

These cuties are quite happy, and I picked up a couple more recently. Moveover, this summer I gathered a small collection of flat rocks and driftwood from the beach which screamed air plant display!

A stack of flat beach stones and an interesting piece of driftwood on a desk as examples of DIY air plant display ideaas

I stacked the rocks freely (I’ll be able to restack in a Zen-garden manner when I’m feeling stressed) and placed the plants on top. They make the perfect paperweights for my little office desk and bring back such fond memories of the summer.

So, do you have an organized or unruly desk? And do you have any special mementos that adorn your workpace?

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A stack of flat stones on a white office desk as an air plant display idea

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Brandon Jenkins

Thursday 24th of March 2016

These air plants and the beach stuff which you have used for home decor looks so amazing. The thing is such things makes a pleasing environment around us.


Friday 25th of September 2015

These are so pretty! You guys always make the neatest things and they look great on the desk. I love air plants but I can't seem to keep any plants alive in my home. I have one kitty who likes to sit right in the pot. This is usually not good for the plant. LOL! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015

We have three air plants, and they have gone absolutely crazy this summer! They are huge and blooming pretty. Thanks for sharing and co-hosting at the #HomeMattersParty - you're lovely! :)

~Lorelai Life With Lorelai

Shann Eva

Monday 21st of September 2015

My "office" is a tiny corner in our bedroom. I love your air plants, though. It's really great to be co-hosting #HomeMattersParty with you this month!


Saturday 19th of September 2015

I love air plants, and I wish I had a space to keep something like yours. My "office" is my living room, where everyone else piles their stuff. My "desk" is a file cabinet that I have to sit cross-legged in front of - in a broken chair from the dining room. Next to that is a comfy recliner that I can't sit in, because it's piled with work. Don't even think about opening a closet door. There's often a cat somewhere it shouldn't be. But I do clean my dinner table off to eat, lol. I like it when others are honest about what their house is really like. Thank you!

Jane and Sonja

Saturday 26th of September 2015

Totally hear you Jenny! It's great to see all the beautifully styled home decor pictures out there, but usually reality is more like our homes: an empty surface becomes a magnet for papers, crafts, kids toys or artwork! Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting!

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