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Leaf-Motif Screen

Capture silhouettes from the garden for a decorate-it-yourself wooden screen. This tri-paneled model features framed leaf outlines, which can be rotated to celebrate the seasons. Both pretty and practical, screens go anywhere in a home, creating instant botanical backdrops or delineating a room-within-a-room, such as a dressing area.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 2006


  1. Paint screen and picture frames one color. Photocopy real or artificial leaves to desired size. Adhere copies to card stock with spray adhesive. Cut out silhouettes with utility knife.

  2. Disassemble each frame, and place cardboard backing over a botanical-print fabric; cut around cardboard, leaving a 2-inch fabric border. Wrap cardboard in fabric, adhering with double-sided tape. Glue leaf silhouette to center, and reassemble frame.

  3. Add grosgrain ribbon to frame edges with a glue gun.

  4. Hang frames at equal intervals.

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