DIY // crystal planters to purify your home

Brainstorming new DIY projects that haven’t been done before isn’t as easy as you may think, but when Joanna and I wandered into NW Crystals, we knew we needed to incorporate some of their gorgeous crystals in our next project. Shopkeeper and owner AJ was so nice and shared with us all about the metaphysical properties of each crystal. I already knew a little about the energy properties crystals possess and was totally inspired when I learned even more about their cleansing powers.

We decided to create the ultimate space purifier and pair the crystals with another beneficial element, Tillandsia. Commonly known as air plants, Tillandsia has cleansing properties of it’s own and can actually help clean your air by filtering out airborne particulates. Combined with the clarifying attributes of crystals, these planters are super-charged to cleanse your space — and it doesn’t hurt that they’re super pretty!

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Materials

This project can be made with any combination of crystals, air plants, and succulents, so don’t feel like you need to run out to the store and buy ones if you have already have some. Here are a few combinations that worked best for me and my space:

Quartz Geode + Succulent & Air Plant

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What you’ll need for this planter is a fairly large-sized geode, a mid-sized air plant, a small succulent that will fit comfortably in the concave area of your crystal and floral adhesive. This glue is fast-drying, waterproof and specially formulated to work with live plants and flowers and it’s delicate enough so that you won’t damage your crystal. It’s kind of amazing.

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Start by dabbing a small amount of floral adhesive so the bottom of your air plant and press gently into place, hold for 10-20 seconds until it begins to dry. Next, add a small amount of soil to a corner of your geode and carefully plant your succulent, adding extra soil as needed. Finish with another small crystal and show off with a #shelfie!

Hanging Crystal Planters

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If you don’t have a sturdy shelf or safe space to perch your crystal planter, try hanging it! This is especially good for small spaces, where vertical storage (and decoration) is essential. I love the look of hanging them grouped together.

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I kept this planter very simple and let the Fluorite be the focal point, topped with a small air plant and wrapped it with natural leather cordage for a modern-meets-boho look.

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The hardest part of making this planter is tying the cord. I started by wrapping it around the Fluorite point three times, then pulled one end up and under the strands and tied it as tight as I could. Be careful! On my first attempt I accident sent this beautiful crystal crashing towards to the floor (sorry, Joanna!) — luckily it survived without a scratch. Phew.

Once your point is firmly tied in place, finish by putting a moderate dab of floral adhesive to the bottom of your air plant and centering it on the top of your crystal. Be sure to keep in mind the different angles you’ll be viewing it at and rotate accordingly, then hold in place until the glue is completely dry.

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For the next hanging planter, I used a gorgeous glassy prism of Apophyllite and a Tillandsia Andreana that’s native to the rocks and cliff faces of Columbia. Apophyllite clusters are great for filling a space with high vibrations, peace and love and felt right at home with this cliff-dwelling air plant nestled in.

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I used some flat suede yardage to tie this crystal for a more secure fit, again wrapping it around the top of the crystal three times and pulling one side up and under the layered cordage. I then added a liberal dab of floral adhesive to the base of the air plant and help it in place until dry.
Rose Quartz Planter 
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This one is super simple. All you need is a rose quartz cluster and a tiny, adorable succulent that fits inside it. I found a cluster that had a natural indent, so be sure to keep that in mind when picking out your base.
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First add a small amount of soil to the center of the cluster where your succulent will go. Next, gently nestle the root base into the open space. That’s it! (I told you it was easy.) Just make sure you’re delicate with the cluster since pieces can easily break off.
DIY crystal planters are the perfect project to clear the energy (and air quality) of your space! for the full tutorial head to jojotastic.com
Have some fun and play around with some different types of crystals and air plants until you find a combination that really speaks to you.
DIY crystal planters are the perfect project to clear the energy (and air quality) of your space! for the full tutorial head to jojotastic.com
Also, each crystal has so many benefits that we are planning individual posts about how each one will benefit you and your space. Stay tuned!
photography by Meghan Klein
project by Material Delight for Jojotastic.

Disclosure: NW Crystals was kind enough to give us materials for this post. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the content that keeps Jojotastic awesome.

  • Amazing . Love the detail, this is such a great post.

  • Mary Springer

    Great post! I have plants everywhere in my house and a greenhouse! I have a bunch of airplants and as not sure what I wanted to do with them, now I know. We go hunting for geodes in Kentucky, and sell them on Ebay as a family. We have a ton of them so this is perfect! Beautiful pictures!

    • glad you liked the post! I’m super jealous that you go hunting for geodes — what a fun activity!

  • OMG stop! How did I miss the initial posting of these? SO GOOD! Huzzah! :-*

  • OMG stop! How did I miss the initial posting of these? SO GOOD! Huzzah! :-*

    • hehe! glad you like them!

  • Although those planters are super amazing and beautiful and I’m so going to try this myself, but that adhesive is the magical star of this post! I’ve never heard of glue that s ‘safe with LIVE plants!”

    xx

    • haha I agree completely!

  • Although those planters are super amazing and beautiful and I’m so going to try this myself, but that adhesive is the magical star of this post! I’ve never heard of glue that s ‘safe with LIVE plants!”

    xx

  • Wow!! Love the detail, this is such a great post x

    Millie x
    queenmillie.blogspot.com

  • I love these diy planters! This is such a cute, adorable mini idea. I like the air plant resting in a hanging crystal nook the best. These could also be strategically hung near “poison arrows” in your home for better feng shui, if you’re into that kind of thing ;)
    Likely By Sea

  • I love these diy planters! This is such a cute, adorable mini idea. I like the air plant resting in a hanging crystal nook the best. These could also be strategically hung near “poison arrows” in your home for better feng shui, if you’re into that kind of thing ;)
    Likely By Sea

    • OH! I love that extra tidbit. My home needs all the help it can get ;) Thanks for sharing!

    • OH! I love that extra tidbit. My home needs all the help it can get ;) Thanks for sharing!