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botanical art idea

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.


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4 Responses

  1. Jarrod Clark says:

    Great prints! Kristen is quite crafty as always. Thanks for posting. This is very helpful.

    Jarrod Clark

  2. Becky Knotts says:

    I think it is a very nice idea! perfect for a halway, stairway, kitchen , bathroom, foyer, etc!

  3. Pam McCall says:

    A great place to get free photography and use in your own frames that you already have is http://www.naturesthumbprint.com

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