Botanical Print DIY Wall Collage
When I began to look into collecting some botanical prints to display in my home, I was initially discouraged to find that originals were very pricey, and on a student’s budget at the time, the prints were in high demand and costly as well. So, I did the next best thing—looked into botanical print books with large pictures of the plates to frame. I found the perfect book for what I was looking for: The Book of Botanical Prints. I found it best to use an x-acto knife to remove the pictures safely from very close to the binding. I then purchased some inexpensive frames and created a wall collage of them in my home, which is shown above, that I adore to this day.
I used a few for my wall collage, and as a bonus, I also now have a great coffee table book, which guests frequently love perusing. Keep in mind, this approach doesn’t need to be limited to botanical prints. If you are looking to make a wall collage, coffee table size books are great resources for prints, particularly if you would like your wall collage to be a consistent theme. A few good books that I think are ripe for this are below:
National Geographics Simply Beautiful Photographs by Annie Griffiths / Flowers by Carolyne Roehm / Ruin: Photos of a Vanishing America by Brian Vanden Brink / California The Beautiful by Peter Beren and Galen Rowell / The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe by Theodore Gray and Nick Mann
(Photos by Explore*Handmade)