I recently made four hanging botanical prints for our living room and I wanted to share with you today this easy and inexpensive project that is sure to bring character and vintage charm to any space. There are many websites that provide free botanical art and I ended up finding prints I really like on Bing. You can click here to find botanical illustrations that are free to share and use.
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SUPPLIES (one print):
- Botanical print enlarged to desired size (I used matte paper to keep the cost down and the print on the picture above measures 24 inches wide by 36 inches long).
- 2 wooden dowel rods
- 2 eye hooks
- Staple gun
- Paint of stain (optional)
- Cut your dowels one inch wider than your print, which will leave you with half an inch on each side of the print.
- Paint or stain your dowels (optional).
- Insert the eye hooks to both sides of one dowel.
- Put the dowel with the eye hooks on the top of your print.
- Center the print and staple it to the dowel.
- Repeat the process for the bottom dowel.
- Thread twine through the eye hooks and secure with a knot.
I also made this one, which is the same size as the one above.I hung a slightly smaller print above our white dresser.
I made this little one using hot glue instead of staples and I stained the dowels instead of painting them white.I also gave this spice cabinet a little makeover. I forgot to take a before shot but just imagine a not so nice shade of brown…Please let me know if you give this project a try. I would love to hear from you!
Greetings from Kingsbury Brook Farm!