10 Minute DIY Botanicals



We pretty much finished with the playhouse/ shed this weekend!!  I still have a few things to find- namely baskets & storage- but it was so much fun using cool things we've collected over the years to accessorize the shed.  (Does "accessorize the shed" sound ridiculous or what?)  Anyway, I'll take pictures once I've gotten the final things on my list but I thought I'd share one of the easy projects I did for the walls of the playhouse.   Christian & I picked leaves/ branches off a few things from our yard and I photocopied them on our scanner/copier to make quick& easy botanical prints.


{Honeysuckle}

I thought it would be fun to see how much I remembered (or actually forgotten?? eek) from 7th grade and attempted labeling parts of the plants.  (Way more fun than looking online to see the correct answers ;)
My lovely neighbor Melissa alerted me that the plant below (labeled by me "Unknown Weed") is actually Virginia Creeper.


We have a few more to do today & as soon as I have photos of the finished project I'll post.  Also, I've been getting the hang of facebook and have posted progress pictures (sneak peeks ;) of the shed project on there.  I'm starting to really like facebook because it's really easy to just post a photo and a little blurb so will definitely be using it to post in-progress photos of jobs/ projects. 


Hope everyone had an awesome long weekend!!
xoxo,
lauren

ps-  Tonight's the last episode of 9 By Design so be sure check it out on Bravo!!!  Here's a clip:  CLIP
Also, thanks so much to Laura Trevey at Bright Bold Beautiful for the supersweet post she did.  Check it out here.

22 comments:

Living It At Home said...

Lauren, you are so very creative! Really! I love this project! What fun to put together. I love how you added the parts of the plants. It really gives it something extra special and personal. Just make sure you don't frame any poison ivy! : )

I love the frames. Can you reveal your source?

Thanx~

milkandhoneyhome said...

what a beautiful, simple and natural idea. Love it!

Emily A. Clark said...

How creative are you! You may start a new trend with your homemade botanicals.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

What a great project! Love anything budget-friendly and beautiful!

Privet and Holly said...

Funny, my fifth grader just finished his science unit on plants and had to do a project similar to this with the labels! I like the nature-science-y vibe that your prints have going on.
Fun! xx P&H

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Off to check out your facebook page, check mine out as well! Enjoy your day! Janell

Leah Moss said...

Great progress!!! I love that rug, and the back ledge. Christian and Justin are so lucky to have you as their creative mama!

Debra Phillips said...

creative with an element of fun.....bug munches!
love that
debra

Red Door Home said...

Love this idea! SO nice to find a great project which cna involve kids as well. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward ot seeing the pictures of the shed.

Leah said...

So glad I found your blog! It's lovely!

LiveLikeYou said...

Are you sure you're not Swedish??? This is what my mom had us kids doing all the time. Anything from the garden - fall leaves, pine cones, shells they all make for great artwork. Can't wait to see you chic shed!

Erin said...

This is an adorable idea. I love it!

Melissa said...

What a cute idea! Off to join your facebook page...

Marija said...

I think "unknown weed" is totally creative. Way more your style than "virginia creeper"!! ;)

lisaroy said...

Such a cute idea! I can't wait to see the finished shed!

casey at loft and cottage said...

I love this idea--so pretty and so easy!

Courtney @ Project Pretty said...

These look beautiful! I've seen the idea on flickr before & it's really amazing what you can do with a scanner!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

How clever...love your botanicals!

Cristin said...

I love botanicals... this looks like a fun project too. thanks for sharing!

xo,
cristin

Nahdi said...

This is a fantastic idea. I absolutely love botanicals and this is the perfect way to showcase the flora local to your own area. You are very clever :)

homesteader said...

this is a great idea! thank you for sharing.. I am a new follower (:

The Walton's said...

I LOVE botanical prints! I am definitely going to try this project at home! I just found your blog today and absolutely love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

- Maggie
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