During our new adventure of buying a home, I will start including some small DIY posts that pertain to increasing your overall wellness! Our goal in this new space it to create positive vibes using some elements from the traditional Feng Shui style mixed with a modern vibe that we feel comfortable with.
Hey new friends!
For those of you that don’t know me, I’m Lexi! The blogger behind Educating Earthlings. I usually post about plant-based recipes, wellness tips, workout motivation and living a high vibe (vegan) lifestyle.
My husband and I have recently bought a new home and have been making the space feel more like ‘us’ by simply updating a few things. I have been posting a little on my instagram (find me @educating.earthlings) about these diy projects and have gotten some great feedback!
So, this is my first full blog post – of many – that pertain to diy home stuff! I’m super excited to start sharing more!
Today I will be sharing a project that turned out SUPER cute! I bought almost all the supplies from Amazon and they were very reasonably priced. The whole project took us less than 1 hour to complete and really has brought our kitchen space together.
What is Feng Shui?
Lately, I’ve been tapping into my spiritual side and I’m finding that there is so much more to wellness than just nutrition and fitness! The aspect (which most of us forget about) that had a huge impact on our overall wellness is what/who we surround ourselves with.
Let’s take it back a few years (back to my college days) and talk about what I spent a large portion of my senior project on. I went to school for Early Childhood Education (which is why I am still a nanny and love my job!) and focus my senior – during student teaching – project on the classroom arrangement, aka the Feng Shui of the classroom.
Feng Shui is a Chinese style of arranging a room or home so that the energy flows peacefully through the space, making everyone feel at calm and happy. Energy can be disrupted by clutter, empty corners, tight spaces and many more things.
You must think about where windows and doors are placed in your home as well as the cardinal directions of a compass! Each corner of your home can be channeled to bring certain energies to the space (good or bad).
There are many small rule or laws that go into creating a space with good Feng Shui. What it comes down to is creating a space that feels and looks comfortable to you. Try including greenery like a plant (fake or real) and even things like crystals can have a huge impact on the energy of the space!
Our Modern Twist
Wellness more than just fitness and nutrition; it’s also about what (and who) you surround yourself with. We love the ideas behind creating a space that has good Feng Shui. Our goal is to take some elements of traditional Feng Shui and blend that with the modern/coastal style that we enjoy.
My husband and I live in Minnesota, where it can be VERY chilly for the majority of the year. We are creating coastal vibes in our home with light and bright walls, sandy furniture with a variety of blue accents. We love surrounding ourselves with plants and I (the husband thinks it a little “woo-woo” for him) have been really getting into the power of crystals!
Crystals can be an amazing addition to a space since they are earthy and very pleasing to the eye. They also can have a positive effect on the energy flow of the room! I am currently learning more about the different kinds of crystals and how they can help improve your overall wellness! A full post will be here in the near future.
DIY Air Plant Wall Display
Finally, on to the project! This was something that I’ve been envisioning for a while now and I was super excited to finally find what I was looking for. I found the majority of my supplies from Amazon and took the shells and sand from my personal collection from over the years (who doesn’t love stealing cool shells from oceans around the world?)!!
Step 1: Gather Supplies
- Hanging wall planters
- Foam pieces (to use less sand)
- Heavy duty wall hooks
- High-quality air plants
- Sand & Shells
- Hot Glue Gun
Step 2: Secure the Wall Hooks
Make sure to use the wall anchors if you are hanging on drywall and follow the instructions on the package. Try to find the same hooks I used so that it’s easy to glue the shells on later. I found mine at Target, but you can get them on Amazon as well.
Step 3: Stuff & Hang the planters
Stuff the planters with some foam so you don’t have to weigh them down with a heap of sand. Then let the sand fall between the cracks and cover the foam and add some shells on top!
Step 4: Glue on Shells
Use a hot glue gun to glue the shells onto the outer edge of the wall hooks. This way those (not so pretty) hooks will be covered up and the shell will sit slightly away from the wall.
Step 5: Add Air Plants
Air plants are plants that don’t need to be rooted in the ground or soil. Their roots are very small and just use the nutrients in the air around them! All you need to so for watering is spritz them a few times per week with a spray bottle.
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