Easter Shadow Box Mobile: 5 Minute DIY Project with Air Plants

This Easter shadow box mobile is as easy as one-two-three-done. And that’s about how fast the idea came to me! When I passed the napkin rings in the Bullseye’s Playground, I braked. I asked myself how I could use them in the carrot Easter mobile I had in mind, and it was a no-brainer! I wanted to make/have carrot cylinders to hang air plants in and the napkin rings gave me the perfect opportunity to house air plants without having to make the fake carrots! The wooden napkin rings are very sturdy, so I decided I’d check Target’s greenery section for faux air plants and boom–there they were! It was meant to be.

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I didn’t want to use real succulents because I didn’t plan on misting them in their hanging home nor did I plan on taking them down during the month of April leading up to Easter. (I have suspended hanging air plants and it’s really inconvenient to water them because I can’t soak them while they are suspended and spritzing them gets decor underneath wet, so I have to move the picture frame and book that are underneath them each time I go to water them.) So the choice was easy–faux air plants! 

However, if you’d like living air plants, Target is carrying a brand called Live Trends and you can pick up their live air plants for $2.99 each in the seasonal section or online! #iheartairplants #gimmesucculents

Easter Shadow Box Mobile Supplies

  • Shadow Box
  • Carrot Napkin Rings – Target, $3 for 4/pk
  • Faux Air Plants, Target, $2.99 each
  • Electric Tape
  • Monofilament Illusion Cord


  1. Place the napkin rings face down and stick the faux air plants through the rings, taping them in place on the backside. 
  2. Then take the monofilament illusion cord and tie a knot to one of the leaves on each air plant, cutting the illusion cord to the desired length for hanging.
  3. Hang each air plant carrot from the inside of the shadow box by taping the cord.







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Did you miss my Easter Cupcakes? Included is an easy how-to video to play for kids! {Click the image}


Repurpose Your Air Plants for Display (from Easter to Ocean):

You can reuse your air plants from this DIY after Easter passes…here is what I did with mine….

DIY Ocean Air Plant Wreath
DIY Ocean Air Plant Wreath {Click the Image} 
DIY Ocean Air Plant Wreath and Printables Display
DIY Ocean Air Plant Wreath paired with painted ceramic starfish and “Just Keep Swimming” printables! {Click the Image}


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  1. Michaela says:

    Very clever you crafty girl! Cute!

    1. Ashley Camber says:

      Why, thank you! ☺️ I’ve been aiming to repurpose napkin rings for years–and these ones were just asking for it!

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