Like the look of framed pressed botanicals, but lack the patience to dry them, press them, and then frame them tastefully? Worry no more, dear readers, I have searched out a dollar store solution to your design dilemma! Amy at the Red Chair blog wrote a tutorial for getting the look of framed botanicals with faux flora. You can find frames and fake foliage at your local dollar store! Since dollar store frames tend to be smaller, you might want to make three of these to create a grouping (for bigger impact). Amy says this project only takes five minutes! [click here for tutorial] [via Living with Lindsay]

This would be an awesome seasonal display, as well. Pick up some faux fall leaves and frame them, then change your art up with the seasons!


Here’s a version of non-faux (aka “REAL”) pressed botanicals from Design*Sponge, for some inspiration.

Project Estimate:

  • Photo frame, $1
  • Faux foliage, $1

Total: $2