DIY 14 September 2015
Interior DIY: create your own interior plant art with this floating palm leaf

As you may have seen, greens in every form are currently taking over our Instagram feed. The Monstera, Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree and Ficus Pandurata, we know all about them by now. Conclusion: big leafy plants brighten up every little corner in your interior. And not only in the traditional way – in a vase or a terra coloured pot – green leafs are perfect to use in new ways as well. This interior DIY is impossible to kill, so let’s get those green thumbs going!

What you’ll need
• A floating frame
• A palm leaf that fits your frame
• Scissors
• A bit of patience (seriously, prepare)

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What you’ll do:
Step 1: In the ideal situation, your palm leaf fits your floating frame. No worries if they doesn’t match perfectly, that’s where the scissors come in later on.

Step 2: This method looks like braiding, but it’s actually called plain weave. Start with the left half of the leaf. Bend each palm ‘strip’ at a 45-degree angle, where the strips are above and below, alternately. Start at the bottom of the leaf and work your way up, bending every strip.

Step 3: Repeat the over-under pattern with the opposite half of the leaf. Again, start at the bottom and work your way up.

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Step 4: Lay your braided leaf flat on the table (face down) and place the glass sheet of the floating frame over your leaf. Measure and cut off excess material. Also, cut off the remaining stem.

Step 5: Place the leaf firmly between the glass and make sure it’s not able to move around in your frame.
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Step 6: Congrats! You made your own leaf art! Now give it a special spot in your home. Enjoy.

Inspired by the amazing Monsterscircus

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