Create your own air plant rearview mirror decor to add a little simple charm to your car.
I’m not going to lie… I feel pretty silly sharing this as a DIY decor post.
But I think it’s so cute & I wanted to share the details. So I decided to share a post anyways.
It all started when I was wandering through the clearance Christmas aisle at a craft store near the beginning of this year. I felt the need to buy everything that was 70% off but knew if I brought a ton of stuff home with me I would just have to pack it away, not only until next Christmas but also for when we move.
So I tried resist buying anything.
But then I saw an adorable Christmas ornament that reminded me of all of the (much) larger geometric shaped decor holding air plants that I have seen circulating through Pinterest.
It then only took me about 2 seconds to decide how to use it as something other than a Christmas tree decoration. I decided to purchase this ridiculously inexpensive Christmas ornament & hang it in my car with a tiny air plant in the center.
And it couldn’t have turned out any cuter!!
On a side note, the internet can’t decide if it is spelled “rearview mirror” or “rear view mirror” & neither could I so I wrote both so at least I will be half right! (Or half wrong, depending on the how full you see the glass.)
Geometric Christmas Ornament
Tiny Air Plant
Simply place the air plant in the ornament, cut a piece of ribbon, & tie it to the ornament & around your rearview mirror. To keep the ends of the ribbon from unraveling I lit a match & held it just close enough to the ribbon to melt the rough cut edge, but not burn it.
Watering tip: Mist your air plant with water every few days, especially in the hot summer months (I’ll keep you updated on how my plant holds up in the hot Tennessee sun in my car) & soak the plant upside down for 10-15 minutes every 3-4 weeks.
If you don’t want to pull the air plant out to mist it you can protect your metal ornament with a coat of clear polyurethane, just be sure to let it dry thoroughly before adding the air plant.
Do you decorate your car?
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With love, G
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Psalm 51:10 NIV