DIY Botanical Poster

DIY Botanical Poster | The Merrythought A few weeks ago, I was browsing around the interwebs and stumbled upon this incredibly beautiful poster shown in this sweet living room post. I fell in love. I’ve been trying to convince myself to practice painting, so I decided this was the perfect opportunity to break out the paint and try to make a version of my own!
DIY Botanical Poster | The Merrythought DIY Botanical Poster | The Merrythought What you need:
-Black poster board
-Paint & brushes
-Wooden Dowel
-Hot glue gun
-String

How to do it:
Cut your poster board to a manageable size. Sketch out some plants and flower – I searched for some vintage botanical prints to give me inspiration while I was drawing them out. Paint them. Use a line of hot glue right along the top and bottom edges of the poster and attach the dowels. I cut the dowels beforehand so that they would be the width of the poster plus 2″ – so they would come out 1″ on each side. Tie your string to the top. Hang it and admire all your hard work!
DIY Botanical Poster | The Merrythought DIY Botanical Poster | The Merrythought DIY Botanical Poster | The MerrythoughtDIY Botanical Poster | The MerrythoughtDIY Botanical Poster | The MerrythoughtDIY Botanical Poster | The Merrythought I just love it!! And it has inspired me to redo my living room. I can’t wait to share all of the other DIY projects I’m making for that process!

xo. Caitlin

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  • Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 1:52 pm

    Leen Philips - Really nice, looks beautiful! :)ReplyCancel

  • Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 5:38 pm

    Eileen - How very pretty, I love the pop of colors against the black. Will have to try this one out soon.ReplyCancel

  • Monday, August 19, 2013 - 2:39 pm

    Marlene @ Jade and Fern - Beautiful! You are so talented. Lovely photography as well.ReplyCancel

  • Friday, September 6, 2013 - 8:08 am

    Sophie - Hi, I just found your blog through Say Yes to Hoboken! You did a beautiful job with this poster! I wanted to comment to specifically say that I love the little Arabidopsis (or similar wildflower) in the corner. I am a plant molecular biologist and I have been wanting a poster in this style but featuring Arabidopsis (difficult to find). Now I have the idea to paint my own!ReplyCancel

    • Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 12:30 pm

      Caitlin McGrath - Thank you so much! I hope you do make one for yourself and be sure to send us a picture of it once you do!ReplyCancel

  • Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 3:47 am

    Poster Information - I hope I can also work on with that design. You’re very creative. I like this DIY botanical poster.ReplyCancel

  • Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 3:25 pm

    ruby t - Hi there, I love your rendition of the botanical poster for the person on a budget. To replicate the fabric look of the old posters a piece of canvas fabric could be adhered to the board…more steps and costs a bit more…but another idea.
    ThanksReplyCancel

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