Create A Botanical Wall Hanging From Thrifted Art
How would you update, upcycle, “fifth sparrow no more” thrifted botanical art – create a botanical wall hanging!
Supplies for Your Botanical Wall Hanging
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- Basswood Strips – 1/16″ x 1/2″ x 24″
- Hot Glue Gun
- Hole Punch
- X-acto Knife
- Thrifted Art Print
Choose Your Art Print From Thrift StoreFor my art print I went small because I knew where I wanted to hang it in my home. A smaller print would be great in a gallery wall or cluster wall. Large prints with this DIY project would be amazing hanging on a wall in a group of three or just one. You would only need to adjust the length of your basswood strips to account for some overhang.
Other Pieces To Look For In The Thrift Store For Your Botanical Wall Hanging
- Books – Look for books with large color pictures of botany – plants, bugs or birds are great subjects.
- Wrapping paper or wallpaper – can those rolls hold some fabulous pattern that would be great in your decor?
- Maps – Old maps can be fascinating to look at!
- Old calendars – the pictures from old calendars would be great with this DIY project!
Steps To Turning Thrifted Art into A Botanical Wall Hanging
Step One –
Remove the paper backing or cardboard back of your framed art. Take the botanical print out of from frame and set the frame aside for another project.
Step Two –
- Cut four pieces of your basswood strips two inches longer than your piece.
- Punch holes in the ends of two of your basswood strips, lining up the holes.
- Hot glue two basswood strips (ones with holes) at the top of your botanical print and two basswood strips at the bottom, creating a sandwich.
Step Three –
Thread your twine thru the holes knotting the twine in the back. Hang and enjoy!
Display Your Botanical Wall Art
During my Spring refresh of our home I have added touches of Spring to my china cabinet, my entryway and my fireplace so now I am starting on my upstairs. I didn’t want it to feel left out!
This small shelf is upstairs in our hallway and is directly across from our travel wall – pictures of the places we have been on our travels and adventures. Like our trip to Oklahoma this past Spring Break or our many trips to Vintage Market Days. It is narrow enough that I can decorate it but it doesn’t get in the way.
I could also call this a shelf “a few of our favorite things”, it holds –
- Vintage books
- colorful rain boots to remind us “If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” – Dolly Parton
- birds perched on a vintage glass flower frog
- and a gentle reminder to turn our worries into prayers