How sweet is this little spring gem? Kristen Cunningham, one of HGTV’s Design on a Dime gurus, made these do-it-yourself prints for an episode that’s long since aired. I wonder if the homeowners still have these in their guest bedroom?
Here’s how she did it:
1. Gather cuttings from your own yard.
2. Let them dry a few days to make sure they don’t brown.
3. Spray them with a clear acrylic finish to protect the color.
4. Purchase Plexiglas frames and mat board for the back. You could also do this with inexpensive shadowbox frames.
5. Hot-glue the clippings onto heavyweight watercolor paper.
6. Tear the edge of the paper for a more shabby chic look.
7. Stencil or handwrite the botanical name of each clipping and paste onto the watercolor paper.
8. Assemble into the frames.