Wednesday, July 9, 2014

DIY Botanical Art

As many know, John and I recently moved to Arizona and have been busy unpacking (read: John = unpack, Lisa = decorate).  We have quite a few blank walls to fill, and to save money since we just moved, I figured a good ole fashioned DIY would be in order!


I've been wanting to do something with botanical prints for awhile, and was able to score The Botanical Palette for $14 on Amazon (holler!).


Puppy sold separately.

I saw this tutorial on Pinterest about making wood clipboards, and I thought the rustic wood with the classic botanicals would be a perfect combination!


What you need:
Wood
Stain (I used this color)
Hinge clips (I used these)
Nails
Wire
Prints or photos of your choosing


How to:
1.  Begin by purchasing your wood at Home Depot or Lowe's (or anywhere else that will cut the wood for you).  I used 12 inch x 8 feet utility shelving wood since it was less expensive.
2.  Cut (or have someone cut for you) the piece of wood into 14 inch pieces.
3.  Lightly sand each piece of wood, removing any rough edges.
4.  Stain the wood whatever color you would like (I used 2-3 coats).
5.  After the stain is dried, place two small nails in the back of the board and string a wire between them (this is how you will hang the clipboards).
6.  Next, decide what photos or prints you would like to display on your clip boards.  I cut mine out of a book and needed to trim the edges.
7.  After your prints are trimmed to the size that you would like, place them on the wood to mock how you want them to lay.  Take note of where you will need to put the clips.
8.  Mount the clips on the board using a small nail.
9.  Finally, clip your photo and hang on the wall!




You can check out our DIY Farmhouse table here!

42 comments :

  1. I absolutely love this!!! It is beautiful and inexpensive, what could be better? Hope you are adjusting to your new home, miss you!! xoxo

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  2. This turned out awesome Lisa! Definitely keeping this in mind for when we move!

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  3. This is gorgeous!! Love it - and the space is perfect for it too!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  4. Gorgeous display and great job on the diy!

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  5. I love those prints! They look beautiful against the dark stain!

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  6. Cute! Hope you are enjoying AZ!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  7. Gorgeous. Especially with your table. Maybe a tour when you're nice and settled? Which for me would take about five months lol

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  8. This looks awesome!

    www.akmooresnapshots.blogspot.com

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  9. This looks amazing! I can't believe you guys handmade your own clipboards- they look gorgeous! I'm also so impressed with how much decorating you've done in such a short time!

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  10. Love the botanical prints, and the easy way you can change the pictures around if you ever wanted to!

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  11. Girl you may have just outdid yourself on this one!! It looks amazing!

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  12. How pretty Lisa, I love this! You did a fantastic job!

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  13. That is AMAZING!!!! I want to do this in my kitchen now with cross pictures!!!

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  14. This is gorgeous! I love this idea, I might have to use this!

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  15. Cutting them out of a book is genius bc you get the best quality! I love your blog because you seem to save me hours on pinterest .... YOU ARE MY PINTEREST! :)

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  16. Wow that looks so great! I love how much space it covers! :)

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  17. This is a really great idea! Love how it turned out!

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  18. That looks GORGEOUS!! I love your FYI skills!!

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  19. Wow! It turned out great! Those photos are so pretty :).

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  20. ahhhh this looks SO good! i hung up some flower prints in our bedroom and the husband was NOT happy. I'm glad john lets you keep em up! xo jillian - cornflake dreams 

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  21. Love this!! Looks great! The pops of color are perfect!

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  22. I would never have thought to do that! It's so perfect and beautiful!

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  23. Wow those are beautiful! GREAT tutorial...my mother in law would love those!!!

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  24. Your pup is too cute! I love how that turned out, it all goes together but still different enough!

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  25. LOVE LOVE LOVE this. What a great idea and I think yours turned out even better than the original!

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  26. I've never seen this before but it's adorable and adds so much to the walls! Love it :)

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  27. That is so cute! And how awesome that you can change out the photos in the future if you want to. Love it!

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  28. Wow! That looks awesome Lisa! I'm so impressed!

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  29. Super cute Lisa!

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  30. Gorgeous!!! You are absolutely gifted. I can't wait to see what all you do around the house.

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  31. This is great… definitely inspiration! Thanks for stopping by the WYWW link up! Can't wait to read along more!

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  32. I love this DIY! Now I am on the hunt to find a bare wall in my house to do something similar! Great job!

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  33. Those prints really make the room look more elegant & lovely!

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  34. Love this idea! Thanks for linking up a Worthwhile Wednesdays!
    ~ Allie @ http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com

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  35. Lisa, I know I already commented, but I stopped by again. I love this wall so much. Thanks for linking up to What You Wish Wednesday. I'll be featuring this post tomorrow if you don't mind. Please link up again!

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