DIY: Fern “Garland” with a Frame


I just wrote a post on shopping for flowers and leaves. To stress a point about extra and unnecessary wastage, here I am typing a post about what I did with the extra ferns I had. I seriously had no idea what to do with my extra ferns and none of my sisters wanted to take them off my hands so I decided to turn it into a little project for my bathroom. I have always liked those walls of leaves which are fairly common in Singapore (duh because we are a garden city!) So I decided to make a mini one for my bathroom where the windows are at. I have always hated the windows and their greens frames but I am not allowed to change the color due to our condo rules blah blah blah so I decided to make it a little nicer. You know the whole life gives you leaves so you make a nice frame decor with it!

I had an old frame from Ikea that I wasn’t using and the plastic had broken. I kept it thinking it might come useful one day and bam, here we are!

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I used these green floral wires I had bought from Daiso for no reason but because I had to have them. It was $2 for 90 pieces of wires. Tell me you wouldn’t have gotten it if it wasn’t $2. Who you kidding?

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I used the wires to make grids on the frames. It was little tricky because I had to also position the larger ferns to make the base while making the grids. (Do I make sense?) While making straight grid lines with the wires, I was also twisting the wires around the stalks of the ferns to give it more security. I also cut the shorter pieces of wire to curl around the stalks and the grid wires when I added more ferns on top to fill in the gaps.

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I was winging it the whole time. Just add the ferns in any way you like to fill in the gaps. The thickness of the “foliage” is also up to you. I didn’t want it to be too thick or it will look tacky.

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This is my final product after about an hour. (That is obviously not my bathroom window.) It really isn’t difficult! I never know when the idea lightning strikes me.


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