DIY botanical wall decor to bring the outdoors in

Jun 19, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. ET
Image: Aga Dimmich

Thinking of buying nature-inspired prints? Try making them yourself.

I'm sure you have noticed the trend of pressed botanicals wall art. They look fantastic; come in many different forms, colors and sizes; and fit various design styles, so what's not to love about them? Here's a quick tutorial on how to make your own pressed botanical frames.

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Supplies:

  • Empty frame
  • Piece of paper the size of your frame (I used white and gray, but you can get really creative here)
  • Dried botanicals
  • Craft glue

Directions:

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How to dry botanicals:

  1. My favorite way to dry botanicals is to place them inside a heavy book, protecting them with paper on both sides. Make sure they are straight and no leaves are bent.
  2. Once all your botanicals are inside, place a pile of more heavy books on top of it. Leave them for a week to dry well.

How to make your botanical frames:

  1. Once the botanicals are dried and pressed, carefully take them out of the book.
  2. Glue them to the paper to keep them in place and frame it. So easy, so good!

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