Budget Botanical Art Prints
Do you LOVE spending a Sunday afternoon catching up on the Fixer Upper show with Chip & Joanna Gaines? (along with millions of other ladies!)
It’s safe to say, the looks on this show are downright drool-worthy! I became inspired by some wall decor I saw recently on a modern farmhouse style renovation. I thought, “I have HUGE walls, and HUGE wall art costs so much- what if there’s a way…”
To began the search for botanical art, I googled it. It took a LONG TIME, but I finally found what I was looking for!
The Source I Used For My Art :
Missouri has an online archive of thousands of botanical prints from long ago- Botanicus.org. luckily, this wealth of beautiful art has been optimized for download, and the images can be printed at high-resolution!!
Best of all, the downloads are FREE.
You can also use a search option if you’re interested in finding a SPECIFIC plant! Just right-click and download the images you want to your computer, and save them to a flash-drive! Now, you’re ready to let your local print shop do the work…
I fell in love with 3 images. I downloaded them, and went off to the print shop to have them printed at a size of 24 inches wide, by 36 inches tall.
(This was especially fun, because the ladies at my local shop let the kids and I watch as the gigantic printing machine slowly spit out our artwork!)
Materials Used for This Project:
- Two Dowels
- Small Can of Minwax Stain
- Print Shop Botanical Print
- Upholstry Stapler
- 2 Tiny Eye Hooks
- Twine for Hanging
Last, but not least, screw two tiny eye-hooks at the ends of the dowel on top, and cut some twine to thread through them to hang NEW, OLD-LOOKING art!
The entire project for one poster cost about $16 total! Did I mention this was an AMAZING Mother’s Day gift?!
My Mom loves Lilly of the Valley flowers. Missouri Botanical website happened to have this plant in the archive, and I made one of these for her for mothers day! I don’t think I told her how little it cost though 😉