We Turned Grass Into Wall Art

Hey guys! We’re Evan and Katelyn
and as you might know, we can’t keep a plant alive. We can’t keep a plant alive. We have terrible luck
with keeping plants alive. EVAN: How are
those plants doing? They’re not doing great. Except for you, little guy. You’re going to be fine. But we still wanted to
add some more greenery to our patio, so today
we’re going to fake it with a faux plant wall. I don’t know why I
embraced the wall. (both laugh) Okay we got to do that over. Thank you Lowe’s, thank you Lowe’s for
sponsoring this video. (both laugh) KATELYN: So this all
started when we were walking through Lowe’s one day and we noticed the artificial
grass you can order online and decided we wanted
to put it on the wall. Remember those geometric
wood art pieces everyone was making for a while? Well, now folks are doing
that with wood and moss which looks super cool, but we wanted to
use this faux grass because it’s meant
to be outside and, most importantly, it can’t die. (eerie noise) So we mocked up a
design in Photoshop, playing with the
backgrounds of how much wood versus how much grass and once
we got it where we liked it, it was time to start
cutting out our wood pieces. Wait one second,
let’s get this ready. Oh, hi. Didn’t notice you there. (laughs) We’re admiring our
new grass workbench. You know, I wouldn’t
be against this. It makes me happy
for some reason. It would be covered in resin, but like yeah, it’s so joyous. It’s so joyous. Well, anyways, we
have all the supplies and we’re ready to go. So to make this a little
bit easier to follow along, I think we should outline the
basic elements of this build. While you do that,
I’m gonna get cutting. Okay, so there’s basically
five parts to this. First, we’re going to
have the vertical boards, that we will use as the
attachment point to the house. Then we’re going
to have the frame, that will outline the edges
and make it look pretty. Next, we have the
slats that we’re using as a backing to
staple the grass onto and I guess the
grass is an element. And lastly, there the
wood chevron designs that we’ll put on top of it. All righty, want to
see if these fit? Oh, yeah. Also, I cut two of them
to the wrong size, yay. So these are going to, wait. KATELYN: Do they not fit? No no no, they fit perfectly. KATELYN: Yeah. They’re snug. But we’re going to ahead
and attach it to this wooden board up here, which
to me a lot less intimidating than screwing into
the actual brick. So I think this is a success. KATELYN: Okay, legs done! Okay so we checked the
length of two of the pieces, so I’m sure the
other eight are fine and I’m down to just
start gluing it up. Let’s just do it. Oh, let me take it out of auto. I already did. Oh! You’re so good,
look at you baby! EVAN: Hey, baby! KATELYN: Okay, go for it. (Evan making noises) Sorry I’ll stop doing that. (laughs) So our goal for today is to
get the entire glue-up done. Normally, we do glue-ups
in multiple bits, you know, because its a little bit safer. There’s just less variables
that could go wrong. Today, we are not doing that, we’re adding all the variables. All right, now help me
precise the position. It’s at this one right there. Okay, we can just. No, don’t do that. That looks right. EVAN: All right, I’m
going to start nailing. Am I going to be the clamp? EVAN: You are the clamp. (laughs) Are you ready? EVAN: No! (nail gun air) One down.
Okay. Now just a bunch more of that. (sped up nail gun noises) (nail gun drops) Oh my god. (slow motion effect) Oh my god. Okay, slow- I don’t think that
was even caught. Slow, careful, slow, careful. (piano music) Okay, this might be what
I’m most excited for. The slats. Hopefully, we can
just drop this in. (victory chime) Yay! (claps) Oh yes. Just drop these in and nail it. We did design this to be the perfect height
for a fence post. (Evan laughs) Because. Because we don’t
like making cuts or doing work we
don’t have to do. ‘Lazy’ isn’t the right word. Efficient. Efficient. I think that’s it! (cheers) Our glue-up is done! EVAN: I really want
to just roll out the grass on top of this, but we should probably go
ahead and finish it first. That’s a good idea, team. I don’t know why I
said it like that. (both laugh) I’m getting hungry. Oh, you okay? Yeah. (laughs) So we had pizza and
we’re ready to go again. (both laugh) We initially were not
going to finish this because cedar
doesn’t technically need to be finished
to last outside, but a lot of you guys
in our last video, the patio make-over,
suggested painting or finishing the fence
so that it didn’t fade and we’re going to do
the same thing here so it doesn’t fade and
then do the fence later on. I was brushing my eyebrows. Oh.
Do they look nice? They look fabulous. (both laugh) You got the pizza giggles. (both laugh) Pizza makes you joyous. (Katelyn laughs) KATELYN: Oh, its thicc. Okay, so we are
actually just going to cover the parts of this
that the sun will see since our main reason
for doing this is to keep it from discoloring
in the UV light. We should probably just
time lapse through this, most people know how
to, like, use a brush. Do they, though? While finishing the frame,
we also decided to go ahead and pre-finish the
boards that will make up our chevron
pieces later. All right, so this is almost
the second to last step. Adding the grass. Yay! So we’ve already
done a few test cuts. It cuts pretty easily. The main thing we’re
going to be doing while we’re attaching this, is trying to attach
in the right place because if you look at how
the grass is constructed, there is these rows of grass,
so if you spread it open you can actually staple
the back of the weave directly to the wood. Because I did, when I
was first testing this, I just went like this. And you can see that I just
stapled down the grass. KATELYN: So this could
be a little tedious. Spread it, correctly
staple it down, but it should be
pretty easy, generally. So this edge over here can go- Oh! (laughs)
Oh, sorry! (slow motion effect) Did I hit you in the face? No no no, I’m okay. Okay, good. Is this satisfying? A nice straight
row to cut along. Please don’t let this
be cut too short. It’s perfect! Nice! (sad piano music) Don’t let this be cut too short. It’s perfect! No it’s not! Oh! (sad piano continues) It got pulled. Oh no! Oh no. Okay, okay. We didn’t
cut it all the way, we didn’t cut all the way. We’ll just… Can we just, like,
staple along that seam? Yeah. Its okay, everything is okay. Nobody panic. Oh jeez. Let’s try that again. Okay, we’re going
to try this again with me holding it in place. Sorry, you guys don’t get
to see the satisfying cut. (rock & roll music) All right. Oh, that flop is so sad! Oh no. EVAN: That’s okay, that’s okay, We’ll just tuck it in
like it never happened. It’s looking great over here. It’s buckling here. Okay, Katelyn, now that
you are one with the grass. The next step is
to staple my people to their wooden prison. Proceed. (Evan laughs) I’m making so much noise. EVAN: Right there. Fire the nail gun. KATELYN: Let’s staple that. EVAN: There you are. This might take a
while, I’m realizing. We’ll do one for
the camera and then we’ll get a snack and
then we’ll time lapse. (rock & roll music) Okay, it is the final
part of this project. We’re going to add the
wood chevron designs and because its a
mirror image of itself, we’re just going
to do one quadrant and then we’ll use those pieces to trace out the rest of them. Thank you. (buzz saw hums) (rock music) EVAN: Let’s stop it right here and lets check these clamps because I see some of
them kind of, like, Rotating and everything.
Slide a little bit. You mean all the
ones on my side? (laughs) EVAN: We’ll screw
a few like this. It seems fairly stable-ish. (rock music) Ta-dah! It looks
just we imagined it! It literally is the Photoshop
mock-up in real life. It’s awesome! Nice! This was what was
missing out here. KATELYN: Yeah. EVAN: A blank wall and
now its a piece of art. KATELYN: I was so worried
it was going to be too big in real life, but it’s
perfect! I love it. Yeah. Now we can pet our grass
wall anytime we want. Like normal people. (both laugh) I just want to do like
an Instagram, like- This is definitely, yes,
this is an Instagram- (both laugh) Is an Instagram-able location. Instagram-able backdrop for us. Yeah, but it was really
fun using common materials in a really unusual way, so it might inspire some
of our upcoming projects. (happy music) I hope you guys
enjoyed today’s video and we look forward to
seeing you in the next one. BOTH: Bye! Subscribe, check out
our gaming channel. The usual things. BOTH: Bye! Boop! Testing the sound. Hey guys we’re Evan. (both laugh) And Katelyn! We’re Katelyn,
we are all Katelyns on this glorious day. Hey gu- (laughs) Oh, sorry. (laughs) I was getting my knife out. (laughs) It’s not that type of video. What type of video is that? I don’t know. Bad boi. I’m a bad boi. (laughs) KATELYN: What was that? Nothing. And this slime ball, we
finally have more slime balls so we can make- Wait wait, whoa whoa whoa. Where’d you get the slime balls? I was just in the
cave, just exploring and I found some slimes. When did you explore caves? I wasn’t exploring
caves without you, I was just killing zombies. Running up to the ravine
to do this with you. (Evan drowned out
by eerie noise) I feel betrayed. EVAN: I’m sorry.

100 thoughts on “We Turned Grass Into Wall Art”

  1. Update: It's survived a storm and still looking great! Now to use that same finish to paint our fence from last week – thanks for that suggestion guys!

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  2. You guys are so inspiring! Me and my mam started building last year and love creating new things, especially out pallets. Would love to see your ideas of things to do with pallets!

  3. @E&K, what software do you guys use to do all your picture editing? Like in this video, you had a picture of your house so that you could figure out how you wanted the grass art to look, what software is that? I'm making my own entertainment center around my tv that's hung on the wall and I would love to use this software to make things easier.

  4. 1:50 I’ve never seen that before filming the time lapse of Evan and katelyn at normal speed and then splicing the clips together I love the effect

  5. Had you considered adding small planters to it? Nothing too big to overshadow the piece itself but something to further accentuate it.

  6. 8:05 I now know my next Halloween costume. All hail Lady Grass Katelyn! Also is this the cheaper way to look like Te Fiti from Moana?

  7. Actually, Chicks and Hens(succulents) are pretty easy to keep. Just keep it in the sun and make sure it is somewhere that it can get so rain, and you're good.
    I have some that are probably older than me and I never really water them and they are still alive.

  8. As a former film student, I absolutely LOVE your cuts where Katelyn is talking normally while Evan is speeding through something.

  9. Great project! I did happen to notice the placement on the brick to be crooked. It’s angled to the right. You can tell by the size of the bricks from top to bottom and by the mortar line. It would drive me insane if it was in my yard. Which brings me to my next comment… I want one now sooo bad 😂😂

  10. I found you guys a couple of days ago and I am so glad I did, you two are so fun to watch and your videos give amazing inspiration for crafty projects. It is also super refreshing to watch you two being huge dorks with one another and having so much fun.

  11. You could blunt those top chevrons, attach them with locking hinges, add a hidden French cleat on the inside of the blunted top chevrons, and make a back piece that detaches and sits into the chevrons cleats.

    Faux grass wall art picnic table? With faux grass to rest yo feet.

  12. My dad has a landscaping business so he always has different types of fake turf on hand and I always find myself running my hands over it like that too. I made an outdoor floor mat out of it and I also used a big piece of it for my patio when I lived in a small apartment for my dog to do her thing if I didnt want to take her outside and it was super easy to hose off and clean and i highly recommend 😂

    You guys should try making a hanging garden using wood pallets!! I've always wanted to make one but I'm lazy.

  13. I have a question, when you did the stop motion it looked like the wood chevrons was raised from the frame but the end result showed the wood sit level with the frame. Is that because you pushed it down so much it flattened the grass?

  14. not gonna lie when you guys said "plant wall" in the last video i was kinda imagining like… succulents, not just fake grass, but it looks good!

  15. My mum: So wHaT are you going to be when you are older?
    Me: A clamp
    My mum: Signs adoption papers
    Me: what are you doing?
    My mum: I am sorry I am not ur mum anymore there for I can not talk to u.
    Me: 😀

  16. Well this has been a riot to watch. Lol either picture you two making a resin pour. Which puts more of Katelyns grass people. On a work bench or pic nic table. Grins next we will see Evan. Trying to mow the wall art… Thanks for the laughs.

  17. Ok! So I just saw all the patio makeover and I'm loving it! It looks amazing! and the Grass-frame it's gorgeous! Great job! May I say that maybe for the cement frame you could use some rocks or river rocks to give it a more finished touch just the frame!

    Love your work guys keep it going! 😀

  18. The patio looks awesome 😎 but that door could use some sprucing up… now it kinda looks like a vault door or something, probably because of the keypad lock thingy…

  19. Hi Evan and Katelyn, I love you guys so much and I enjoy watching your videos. but you guys use a lot of wood just for decor, which is so harmful for the nature 😭 make more sustainable content❤️

  20. 🙂😀😄😅😂🤣
    play 01:12 – 02:16 in slow mode 0,25 (Evan normal move), I'm burst out of laughing when Evan laughing Ha… Ha… Ha… it's like an evil laugh….

  21. I love how much they include their shot planning in the final videos! It's a nice reminder that their work takes a lot of coordination beyond the actual projects 🙂

  22. I have a video suggestion. If y'all need one. I'm very interested in what you would do to make a microwave/coffee cart. I've been wanting to make one myself but I like to watch a few videos before so I can get some ideas. I'm just really curious what y'all would do with yours. Also hello from Lubbock Texas!!

  23. You guys should set up drip tubing that is on a timer so you don’t have to worry about watering. Garden Answer on YouTube is a great channel for anyone needing plant help.

  24. Hey EvanAndKatelyn I have some questions for y'all about your channel and some of the behind the scenes stuff. I was wondering if you guys had a Twitter, or another way that I, and maybe some other people from your community, could ask questions directly to you both.

  25. SUCH a great video! It truly had everything, from all the smiles, pizza giggles, cutting grass drama and near "death" nail gun experience! Plus, that video editing at 1:44 was most excellent 🙌 It also turned out fantastic, well done!
    "The next step is to staple my people to their wooden prison…proceed" -One With the Grass Katelyn 😂 So funny haha

  26. Ive always liked how the grass looked but it has a smell that makes me sick. It smells like… I don't know but if i were to describe drugs I'd probably use this. No I've never had drugs

  27. I have awesome ideas 4 u guys
    1. You should build a tiny house
    2. You should make a round bench around the tree in your backyard
    3. Maybe redo the paint on your bricks
    4. Led lined Windows, in the seam between the Window and frame

  28. "The next step is to staple my people to their wooden prison. Proceed." Dyyyying. 🤣😭🤣🥰😭I love you guys.🤗😘

  29. Probably some of the best editing out of most of the channels I watch on YouTube. The part where Evan's half is sped up is so well done, it was so satisfying to see it conclude so smoothly. The wall turned out amazing too!

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