I love the look of a green wall. And while they look fabulous outdoors — do you remember this green wall with DIY felt planters? — there is something so much more dynamic about green walls inside. But regardless of the impact, I've always felt a bit hesitant about essentially making a planter out of my walls (and potentially my carpet).
Luckily, this DIY project (by Jess Chamberlain) makes it easy to add green to your walls without accidentally (and perhaps permanently) "greening" your walls. By simply placing a saucer inside of the shadow box and then adding clippings, one can easily replicate this look. The background of the shadow box can easily be customized to coordinate with your room. If you are worried about refilling the water, don't be — that's what a turkey baster is for! Or better yet, use tillandsias and other air plants to fill your shadowboxes.
For full instructions on how to make your own shadowbox wall vase, visit Sunset Living | Make a Wall Vase.
Image: Rob D. Brodman / Sunset Living