Once you have decided upon the type of plants that you want to grow in your living wall art piece, you have to think about the actual container that you will grow them in. Be careful! If you’re building your garden indoors you must be mindful of water. A recent customer had to fix water damage in Trenton New Jersey after a material problem. There are lots of different designs available to buy. You will need to think about the size of container that you need for the position that you have chosen.
You also need to consider how heavy the wall art will be. This is important as a living piece of art will be much heavier for its surface area than a conventional painting would be. You have to consider the weight of the plants, the soil and the water – so make sure that the size of the container is going to be a good fit for the location, and that it will be able to be hung on the wall without damaging it.
A picture frame design is one of the most popular types of wall art. This has the advantage that it looks great. You can buy one which is specifically for wall art and is pre-made, or you can make your own.
If you want to create your own you will need a picture frame, a shadow box, wire, and some planting fabric. Add your soil to the planting frame and now you are ready to start adding your chosen plants. You then have to leave the frame in a flat position until the plants are established. It should be ready to hang in about 4 to 10 weeks, depending upon the type of plants which you have used.
A picture frame design is more suitable for exterior wall art designs. The reason for this is because they tend to be heavy and they can also be messy. It is one thing getting soil or water on your concrete balcony, but quite another getting it on your light colored carpet. You can use a frame design indoors, but you will probably have to limit it to a small size so that it does not become too heavy and difficult to look after.
You may want to consider using a container type system for your indoor wall art. All you need to do is select a suitable sized container and then attach this onto some wood. You can use brackets to secure it to the wall. Again, you need to make sure that the container is not too heavy. You can also rest the wall art against the wall, rather than actually hanging it directly on to it.
There are many other materials which you can use in your wall art container design. A rain gutter system is particularly popular for exterior wall art systems. Let your imagination run wild – you can use a huge variety of materials to create a unique piece of wall art.
There are endless possibilities for integrating living wall art into your garden or interior design plans. Have fun with it. Once you have created your first one, you will be looking for other ways to incorporate this kind of design into your home. It gets a little addictive!
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