Since quarantine I’ve been fortunate enough to work from home. I didn’t have a home office so I slowly transformed the spare room (that was essentially our storage room for random junk) into my office. I participate in a lot of zoom calls now for work, and my background has slowly become a point of annoyance because it was so blank and bland. I want to bring in more plants, but the top of the bookshelf is too high for me to reach to water. So I thought about buying a fake plant. But I couldn’t go through with it - those suckers are expensive for a nice one! Instead, I decided to try the DIY route.
This is made from an ugly piece of fabric (pink flowers on a cream background) that I dyed green, sewn into rough stalk/leaf shapes and then stuffed with cereal board (my original thought was to use wire but I didn’t have enough), and then hot glued to a big piece of foil that is then stuffed into the pot. Completely made from stash - love it! Now I just need to decide if it looks realistic enough on my zoom calls, or if it needs a ilttle further detailing with some darker green paint for some patterning of the leaves akin to a snake plant probably.
(Special appearance by an awesome felted plant that @PerfectlyBohemian made me!)