While hibernating is not an option, bringing some of your garden inside is completely within reason. In all honesty, I despise working in the cold and can’t wait for the sweet season of spring to arrive.

Until then, this wall art project should keep you and your plants occupied.

On a recent girl’s weekend in Atlanta, I found these incredible glass picture frames. I knew instantly that there was a garden project somewhere in these simple and sleek frames. 

We recently became very familiar with ‘Soft Caress’ Mahonia. My husband and I planted a border of 'Soft Caress' along the side of our home to create a pathway despite the cold weather.  

The mahonia leaves are delicate and bamboo-like which absolutely compliment these new frames!

Step 1:  Snip the ‘Soft Caress’ Mahonia leaves according to the size of your glass frames.

Step 2:  Place your mahonia clippings in a colander and thoroughly rinse off any excess dirt.

Step 3:  Place your clippings on a kitchen towel and pat dry.

Step 4:  Fold the kitchen towel over onto the top of the clippings and then place a heavy book on top.

Allow the book to sit overnight so the clippings will be flattened.

Step 5:  Open your frame and have fun arranging your mahonia in any way that you like.

Step 6:  When closing your frame you may need an extra pair of hands to keep your foliage in place.

Step 7:  Finally, choose a nice spot to display your frames and make sure that they will NOT be in direct sunlight.

These ‘Soft Caress’ Mahonia frames make a great addition to wall collages and also look fantastic hanging from ribbon or jute. 

We decided to place ours in our entry way. Instead of hanging them, we simply leaned them against the wall in a charming arrangement. You can also use these versatile pieces in your guest room on the bedside table. 

‘Soft Caress’ Mahonia will last for months which makes her the perfect plant for the job!

'Soft Caress' is one of my favorite plants during this time of year because she adds a special, colorful touch to the garden. She also loves the shade. Her friend is the front porch or any area away from the sun. If you welcome her into your home, she will be sure to return the favor every time you walk through the door.

Materials

  •  Glass frames (sourced from a craft store)
  • ‘Soft Caress’ Mahonia

Tools

  • Colander
  • Clippers
  • Nails
  • Hammer 
  • Kitchen towel
  • Ribbon 
  • Heavy book

Instructions

Step 1:  Snip the ‘Soft Caress’ Mahonia leaves according to the size of your glass frames.

Step 2:  Place your mahonia clippings in a colander and thoroughly rinse off any excess dirt.

Step 3:  Place your clippings on a kitchen towel and pat dry.

Step 4:  Fold the kitchen towel over onto the top of the clippings and then place a heavy book on top.

Allow the book to sit overnight so the clippings will be flattened.

Step 5:  Open your frame and have fun arranging your mahonia in any way that you like.

Step 6:  When closing your frame you may need an extra pair of hands to keep your foliage in place.

Step 7:  Finally, choose a nice spot to display your frames and make sure that they will NOT be in direct sunlight.

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