Is the mood at work killing your desk fern? Take five with a coworker to make your own arrangements using Jane Joss' mix-and-match fabric leaves in funky jewel-toned patterns and some colors that do occur in nature. Sisters-in-law Alyssa and Joslyn Krismer also make cheery faux plants that could put Secretary's Day back on the calendar.
Our picks from the shop:
The splurge: Sweet Potted Plant in Sunny Citrus, $45. Still less pricey than some special occasion floral arrangements, this full head of leaves is for the friend who's left to slave away at her desk while her superiors take turns vacationing at St. Tropez. See this Sweet Little Fabric Potted Plant for a seabreeze color scheme.
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