Decorating with Botanics: Ideas and Free Printables

Our weird and unpredictable Chicago weather is up to old tricks again. Next week the temperature is supposed to climb as high as 55 degrees. This of course makes my craving for spring and greenery that much stronger. Since it’ll still be a good three months before we see any signs of green life outside, I thought I’d share a few ideas for bringing nature indoors. Here are nine ideas and resources for decorating with botanics.

My favorite project using botanic prints is a very simple spring banner using music sheets and pages from a botanical prints book. No glue was required; I simply used a wooden clothespin to attach them to a small piece of roping.

Decorating with Botanics. Ideas and Resources for Free Downloads

 

A great resource for vintage botanic prints is your local flea market or antique store. I found the beautiful artichoke print at Paper Patty’s booth at the Kane County Flea Market. She’s there every month with her beautiful prints spread out along her very long table.

Artichoke Botanic Print

 

Remember my DIY wood slice garland from a few days ago?  A couple years ago I turned much larger wood slices into decoupaged botanic wall art.

Decoupaged Wood Slice Art Using Botanic Prints

 

For more ideas on decorating with botanics, I turned to my trusty and talented blogging friends. Cami at Tidbits made these adorable botanical wood slices. Smaller than my wall art above, her nature-inspired wood slices can be used a variety of ways. They’re so adorable!

Botanical Wood Slices by Cami at Tidbits

 

You’ll find this gorgeous 2017 botanical calendar over at My Fabuless Life. You can download it there for free!

2017 Botanic Calendar by My Fabuless Life

 

At Jennifer Rizzo, you’ll find out how to make professional-looking yet inexpensive framed botanic artwork.

Framed Botanical Prints by Jennifer Rizzo

 

Lauren at Bless’er House shares how to make this beautiful botanical print pillow. So pretty!

Vintage Botanical Print Pillow by Bless'er House

 

Decorating with botanics can extend beyond simple, framed prints. What do you think of this botanical-style wallpaper?

Boråstapeter Wallpaper by Brewster Home FashionsPhoto by Brewster Home FashionsSearch contemporary kitchen design ideas

 

Another great idea for decorating with botanics is to hang an over-sized chart on the wall. It makes a visual statement and a poster is less expensive than pricey, framed artwork. On my blog I shared how to make a poster wall hanging from a simple $3 poster.

Over-Sized Botanic Chart by Madison Modern HomePhoto by Madison Modern HomeMore traditional living room ideas

 

I found vintage style wildflower botanical prints at Antique Images for you to download and use for free. Just click on each image to download to your computer.

 

Doves Foot Cranes Bill

Doves Foot Cranes Bill

 

Tansy Wildflower

Tansy Wildflower

 

Dead Nettle

Dead Nettle Wildflower

 

Woody Nightshade

Woody Nightshade Wildflower

I hope you have fun adding a little bit of nature to your home when decorating with botanics. Winter is here to stay for awhile but for now, I’m going to enjoy our balmy, 50-degree temps!

 

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  1. I SO love nature, so I always perk up when I see botanicals in any form.
    Brenda

  2. Wendy Archer says:

    I’m a recent follower and just adore your creations – they inspire me!

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