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DIY Botanical Prints

June 4, 2012

I’ve always been fascinated with botanical prints.  A friend of mine once told me that every room needs a touch of green in it.  “It adds life,” she said.  I’ve pondered that concept and tend to agree.  I think that’s why fresh flowers and plants help make a space more “homey”.  For someone like me who just can’t seem to keep a house plant alive, botanical prints seem like a great alternative.

Source: bhg.com via Rita on Pinterest

 

A while ago, I stumbled on to this article written by Centsational Girl.  In it, she gives a great tutorial on how to use actual pressed ferns to make framed art.  I’ve been wanting to make my own ever since…

Rather than take the time to flatten  ferns and mess with modge podge, I decided to try just photocopying the actual fern…

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I clipped a fern from the garden, laid it on the photocopier {I made sure the glass was really clean first}, placed a white piece of cardstock over top, shut the lid, and hit “color copy”.

Ta Da!  5 minute art!

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I did 6 different little ferns and placed them in simple black {$1.00} frames.  Just a warning about the frames, though.  I was thrilled beyond words when I found them for $1.  However, they were the craziest frames I’ve ever worked with!  I actually had to break the frame apart to get the glass out…  Next time I’ll be more careful before buying a “bargain”.

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To see the whole bedroom makeover, click here

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Linking to:  At Home with K, Cherished Bliss