A way of making your indoor plants as decorations is really beautiful :) I don't like the wood-look though. I think airplants are the only ones which will work. Other plants require water drainage etc.
My grandmother's favorite--Lantana is so easy to grow. It attracts butterflies, loves sun and can tolerate drought. Good watering results in a showy and large plant. Freezes to the ground in winter but returns year after year.
The instructions said, "use a gal jar and a type of stand place the jar in the water on it’s side, let it fill with water(completely sbmerged) then tip it up slowly bottom up, and the fish can swim up into it if they want"