I love looking through home décor magazines. And when I say I love to, I really mean it. As you read this, there is a pile of magazines in my house that reaches up to my knees of past issues I refuse to part with. Somehow I have no problems disposing of my husband’s Popular Mechanics magazines, but it’s hard for me to part with my copies of HGTV Magazine, Country Living, Better Homes and Gardens, This Old House, Traditional Home, etc. Well, you get the point, right? You never know when you’ll pick up one of those past issues to flip through and then…. Boom! Inspiration!
That’s what happened with this project. It was inspired by an article on DIY Botanical Prints in Better Homes and Garden Magazine. You can check it out at http://www.bhg.com/decorating/do-it-yourself/wall-art/diy-artwork-botanical-prints/. I decided to give this a try…my own way, of course.
I like simple projects, and since I didn’t know what it was anyway, I decided to forget the frisket masking liquid listed in their instructions. All I used for this project was some poster board, spray paint and silk greenery. I like to be resourceful, so I went around my home and pulled out small pieces of greenery from the artificial plants I had sitting around. While picking out your greenery, keep in mind you want pieces that will lay flat.
All you have to do is place the greenery across the poster board and spray over it lightly with a coat of spray paint. Super easy! You don’t even have to center anything, because it looks better when the greenery goes off the edges. Have fun and play with it! You may have to practice a couple of times, but figure out what works for you. I did a couple of practice runs before I settled on my greenery arrangements.
Once the prints are dry, you can pop them into a frame and you’re done. Voila!
Check out how cool the detail is on these prints!
Where do you find inspiration for your home decorating ideas?
Have you ever tried to re-create something you’ve seen in a magazine?
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These look great in my kitchen and fill in the space on my wall nicely. Of course, I’m in the middle of redecorating my living room, so these may have to move. Besides, I have a few new kitchen art ideas I want to try out. Maybe you’ll see them on the blog soon. Be sure to keep checking back!