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Project

Lattice Frames

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. Step 1

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

  2. Step 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.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, March 2002

Reviews (9)

  • Mary812 2 Mar, 2012

    I just happened to be thinking about doing this in my sleep.
    Thank you for having this on here. :)
    It's always better when I know an idea of mine has already been thought of on here!!.

  • humnbird88 19 Mar, 2009

    I made 4 frames last night and they turned out great! Very simple and purchased the frames at the dollar store, so the cost of this project was very low.

  • Irishcreme57 18 Mar, 2009

    To RHPHX - The first horizontal pieces appear to be the support for the artwork.. you might staple or tack the picture to them.. Then the second pair.. which is long and sticks out past the corners like the verticles do.. is actually the decorative part. These appear to be temporary or seasonal frames since there is no firm support structure for the artwork or protective glass. Great for displaying crayon art inthe hall.

  • cnite51 12 Mar, 2009

    The final horizontal piece is to go on TOP of the first pair. If you look closely, only one set is longer than the picture frame--and one pair is EQUAL to the frames width. This is where the final horizontal pieces go--the go over the EQUAL ones, to make them longer, to make the lattice look.

  • rhphx 12 Mar, 2009

    I don't understand what the final horizonal piece of wood is for!!!!! HELP.

  • jmcroy 12 Mar, 2009

    this would be a great way to display pressed flowers

  • flowerart 12 Mar, 2009

    what a great simple way to frame them!:-)...i think i'll give it a try!:-)

    rebekah:-)

    www.flowerox.com

  • flowerart 12 Mar, 2009

    what a great simple way to frame them!:-)...i think i'll give it a try!:-)

    rebekah:-)

    www.flowerox.com

  • MrsPease 30 Jul, 2008

    this would be adorable in a sun room or even a little girls room. It has a very whimsical feel. I cant wait to make this project!!!