Diy botanical prints

DIY botanical prints, anyone? You don't even need to be artistic, I promise.
I love botanical prints but I'm not at all talented when it comes to art. So when I first saw this lovely diy over here, I got really excited and rushed out to buy myself some watercolours so I can create my own easy botanical prints at home. I was feeling rather chuffed with my efforts so I've decided to share this tutorial so you too can be an "artist".

First you need to collect leaves and press them until they're flat. For my prints, I used a fern leaf and a couple of mint leaves.
To create the print of the roses, I used the stem of a bok choy.
Secondly, paint one side of leaves/stem with watercolour. Make sure to do a few test prints to make sure you're really happy. Be creative, experiment!

Once you have worked out the desired print and colour, you're ready to print on clean sheet of paper sized to fit in your chosen frames.

Place leaves/stem gently on paper in position, paint side down. Use another clean sheet of paper and press down over the top of the leaves/stem, then rub your fingers over them to transfer the print and create an impression. Leave to dry completely before placing in frames.
And that is it. Looks pretty good, if I dare say so myself.

56 Responses to Diy botanical prints

Kendall said...

This is such a cool idea! Thanks for sharing!
xo K
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Emily said...

these are so pretty! I definitely might be trying these in the near future!

Emily

kathy said...

Fantastic DIY!
Haha I never thought about using bok choy to make art :)
xxx

Miek said...

Absolutely. Such a great idea! I love simple diy ideas. <3

Pamela RG said...

You are very artistic. Very nice work of art.

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Diana Marks said...

Great DIY! Thanks for sharing!
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tinajo said...

Looks very pretty! :-)

Sarah B said...

That looks great! Who'd have thought bok choy could be so creative!

Fanny said...

great idea :)

paisleysummer said...

What a great idea. The bok choy makes a perfect rose print. Amazing!

Shop N' Chomp said...

Simple and colorful. My kind of art! :)

Christine Hopkins said...

Great DIY! I'm going to definitely try this one out!

xx christine

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MILLY said...

cool idea! great blog! I'm new follower , I hope you follow me back! <3

S said...

Well, this is genial!!!!
I want absolutely try it!!
xxx

S
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Thirsty World Designs said...

what a freaking awesome idea! I just found your blog and I love it!

New follower here!!!
-Hannah

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Jenee C. said...

WHat a great idea. I love botanical prints. Who would have thought to use bok choy.

xx Jenee C.
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Donna said...

They look lovely - so simply stylish. I think I might just give it a go :)

odd and old said...

clever and super effective
[although i must take polite issue with you when you say you are not artistic: everyone can create something great: only perhaps not as we want to: i.e your blog is pretty darn stylish}
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indie by heart said...

Ooh, so cute! ^^ Nice work.

Thanks for the comment x

Satu
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Annie said...

This is SO cool! I love it!

Helena Resende said...

Great DIY! :)

Sheena Fiel Dalman said...

All I can say is that you are so creative! :)

btw, thank you for following my blog :) I will follow you too :)

-sheena-

ElsaD said...

Great option, darling! Not sure if I'd be able to make it, but it's certainly a very creative idea! xoxo

Xixia said...

Woah, that is such a great idea! And perfect for me - I get to look all artistic when I am not in the least that. :)

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Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

How cool is that?? Great idea!

Milynn {Love + Whimsy} said...

Love this idea! They turned out really well!

Love & Whimsy

rooth said...

That is the cleverest way I've seen to make rose stamps EVER!

rolala said...

They came out great! I think this is easy enough that even I could do it. Thanks for sharing Trishie!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Krystal said...

this is a great idea!! art on the walls is always so much better when you're the one who has done it :)

Sam said...

Hi doll, I can't believe it when you said you're not that talented with art, you most definitely are! These came out so lovely!

honey my heart said...

the leaves turned out really pretty, and i love how bok choy makes flowers :) this is such a cool painting post.

Chocolate, Cookies & Candies said...

What a great idea! My daughter is really into arts and craft. Might get her to try this.

Ester Ramos said...

Looks so sweet and pretty, well done! I'm following you back girl :)

Danielle said...

Wow, using the stump on bok choi - so clever! I'm totally saving this for a later project :)

x
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oomph. said...

this certainly sounds easy enough!! yours came out pretty!

[oomph.]

Allison Taylor said...

I've always wondered how people make these prints... looks pretty easy actually, I think I might actually be able to do it! thanks for the DIY!

Heba said...

Great! thanks for sharing :)

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Shoe Bell(i)e said...

Those are cute! And you make it look easy:p

Anoushka said...

A wonderful idea! The result looks great.

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Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

What a fun idea, these are beautiful!

Mimi said...

wow, this is really cool! it looks amazing! :)

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Ann said...

I think they look lovely when many...
I don't think one would just do the trick. No problem of doing more than one because it looks so fun to do. I think three or more framed botanical prints is good.

Becca @ The Beauty Sample said...

You are too cute--I love that you create all these whimsical, DIY items (I'm still in LOVE with those test tube vases!!!) and even cook/bake. TEACH ME PLEASE!!! lol :P

Stefania said...

This post is amazing!!Thanks for sharing!!

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akiko hiramatsu said...

This is very amazing and lovely artworks!!!

akiko
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Xaimarys said...

Very beautiful. I'm definitely going to try this. When you get a chance I'd love it if you could check out my blog.

Xaimarys ♡
www.ajumbled-mess.blogspot.com

blondebenedicte said...

thanks dear :)

awn, well done! what a cute idea, so original! :)
bisous xxx

Elle Sees said...

I saw that too, and have fallen in love with it

Shoko said...

So cool and so creative!

Bri said...

they look so cute, great idea! thanks for sharing

Clara Turbay said...

Excellent suggestions whenever I visit your blog.

Gillian said...

This is such a fantastic idea. Cheap, easy, beautiful - my favourite type of crafting. And something kids can get involved with too. They are lovely. Great idea to use a bok choy for a rose.

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

So sweet--I always love little prints of leaves and flowers!

xo Mary Jo

Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

this is a great idea - it reminds me of something my grandmother has done.

<3 katherine
of corgis and cocktails

Meream said...

Those look positively delightful. I'm inspired!

Danie at Pasadya said...

What an adorable DIY! Can't wait to do this with somebody. :)