Sandwiched Botanical Wall Hanging

Make wonderful wall hangings by pressing dried flowers between glass.


Project by Brigid Greene of Mission, Kan.

Brigid loves plants, but has a tough time growing anything on her second-story porch. She makes up for it by pressing dried botanicals and mounting them in books and other projects. In this project, Brigid presses dried flowers between sheets of glass to make a natural wall hanging.

Materials and Tools:

8" x 10" pre-cut UV filtering glass
phone book (to press herbs, plants)
dried and pressed botanicals
acid-free card stock
pre-cut acid-free mat board
acid-free tape
heavy-duty twine
white glue
dish for glue
small paintbrush
moist cheese cloth for glue clean up


1. Cut paper for mounting plants.

2. Select leaf or plant from press. Decide where it goes on the paper and mark with marking tape.

3. Paint underside of leaf and adhere to paper.

4. Glue mat frame into position. Press with phone book and parchment paper and set aside.

5. Mark location for botanical. Paint spot of glue for botanical and adhere. Press with phone book, allow to dry, set aside.

6. Cut twine. Use twine to join two pieces of glass, making knots on the backside of each corner.

7. Make loop for hanging. Cut long piece of twine that is still workable and begin weaving twine around edges.


Next Up

Empty Picture-Frame Wall Grouping

Who needs art? Make a bold statement with empty, colorful picture frames.

Expressive Box Wall Hanging

Marie Weichman embellishes this clay box wall hanging with objects that reflect her creativity.

How to Create a Window Frame Photo Collage

Design consultant Abraham Hopkins shows how to turn a reclaimed window frame into a family photo collage.

Ornamental Shadow-Box Display

Designer Donna Moss shows how to get lasting enjoyment out of personal mementos, keepsakes or other decorative items by creating a distinctive shadow-box wall hanging.

Build a Picture Light Box

Give your favorite photos some well-deserved time in the spotlight by creating a picture light box.

Build a Brass and Aluminum Wall Hanging

Assemble and display this geometric-shaped metal wall hanging using basic metalworking techniques.

Dimensional Collage Frame

Pick out images from magazines to create this dimensional collage frame.

Chic DIY Picture Holder

Everyone on your list will love a picture frame that is as easy to change photos as it is adorable.

Make a Tinwork Picture Frame

Decorate a piece of tin with sun rays and star punches for a one-of-a-kind Southwestern design.

How to Make a Sunflower Wall Hanging

Use wood and stained glass to create a sunflower wall hanging.

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.