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Spring is so close, but it’s still a little too early to get out and plant a lot of plants and flowers. Instead of waiting for the weather to warm up to enjoy a little greenery, why not create your own indoor garden? This DIY project will allow you to create a faux garden that requires virtually no upkeep and lets your creativity run rampant. It’ll be a wonderful addition to your home as winter transitions into spring, and it’ll be a great weekend project.

Step 1: Gather your materials

  • Frames (the number of frames you will need will depend on the shape of garden you want to create)
  • Spray paint
  • Glue
  • Foam board
  • Fake plants and flowers

Step 2: Create the garden structure

First, you’ll want to decide what shape you want your garden to take. If you want a triangle, you’ll need three picture frames, a square or rectangle four, and so on. Once you’ve decided on the shape, take the glass out of each of the frames and spray paint them on all sides in the color of your choice.

After the paint has dried, replace the glass, stand the frames up, and glue them together into your chosen shape. Once the glue has dried, put the frames on the foam board and trace around them. Cut this shape out of the foam board and glue it to the bottom of your garden structure.

Step 3: Add your plants

Next, simply add the fake plants and flowers that you want to “plant” in your garden. Get creative! Try combinations of moss, succulents, flowers, and other fake plants to create a garden that has a look that matches your home’s décor.

Need frames for this project? Take a look at Frame Warehouse’s online shop or stop into one of our locations!