Friday, May 3, 2019

DIY Botanical Art for Spring

Spring is beautiful here in Tennessee- it's not too hot yet and everything outside is green and blossoming!  It just makes me want to spend all day outside!  Since that isn't possible, I found a way to bring spring indoors with DIY Botanical Art for Spring.


DIY instructions for Botanical Art for Spring

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It's always at this time of year that I can't wait to get outside.  Even though winter isn't terribly cold in here in TN, it does get pretty chilly.  And all of the plants go into hibernation making everything outside so brown.  So once the temps start warming up, the days get a bit longer, and nature shows off with green foliage!  It makes Spring so inviting!  In order to bring some of that lovely green inside, I made DIY Spring Botanical Art. It was a simple project that costs very little and will only take an hour to do!




Supplies needed for DIY Spring Botanical Art



DIY Spring Botanical Art - supplies needed to make


I'm sure you can figure out how to make these - obvi just sandwich the greenery between the panes of glass.  After having to redo several failed attempts, here are my hints for best results

Instructions for making DIY botanical art

  • remove packaging and backing from 2 frames of the same size 
  • discard frames leaving 2 pieces of glass
  • set 1 piece on work surface
  • cut faux leaves from stems
  • trim leaves and arrange to fit onto glass

DIY Spring Botanical Art - diy instructions

  • glue leaves onto glass with a dab of hot glue
  • set 2nd piece of glass on top of leaves
  • flip pieces of glass so back side of leaves are up


DIY Spring Botanical Art - diy instructions

  • cut strip of gold duct tape to 1/2 of width
  • press tape onto sides of frame and wrap around to back
  • repeat on all 4 sides of the glass so the tape holds the 2 pieces of glass together

Make DIY botanical art with a faux fern stem and glass from a photo frame


Tips - When sandwiching the glass together, don't press the glass tightly together.  Keep space for the width of the greenery.  Also, keep the tape loose when pulling it around the glass.  If you pull too tight, it will come undone. 


Bring spring indoors with DIY spring botanical art


I used my Vintage Ruler Photo Holder to hold the botanical prints.  




This is such a fun easy to do project!  It only takes a few supplies and just a little bit of time and you can have art that showcases the beauty of nature.  Make this DIY Botanical Art for Spring today!


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3 comments:

  1. Such a nifty project... so smart to purchase two frames for the extra piece of glass!

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  3. I miss Tennessee so much! We loved it when we lived there. Can't wait to move back! I love this project, it is just too cute and what a great way to add art! If you haven't already, we would love to have you share this project at Celebrate Your Story! The link-up is still open! Have a great one! Hugs!

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