Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 2002

Introduction

In the garden, latticework is assembled into trellises to form an attractive armature for climbers such as roses, clematis, and morning glories. Indoors, these crisscrossed strips of lath look just as fitting when they are used to make jaunty frames for pressed flowers. Suspend them from chains, and display alone or in casual groupings.

Use a flat-front picture frame as a base. Cut two strips of standard lath 3 inches longer than the frame's height; then cut two that are equal to the frame's width from one inside corner to the other.

steps

  1. Attach all four pieces to frame with wood glue or hot glue, keeping the pieces flush against one another.

  2. Cut two more strips of lath 3 inches wider than the width of the frame, and glue in place horizontally over the first layer. For diagonal corners, cut four strips to 5 1/2 inches each, and attach at 45-degree angles at each corner. Paint if desired, or leave wood natural, and attach cup hooks to hang.

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