Today I’m posting a project of sorts. I’ve been acquiring some wonderful early prints lately, mainly Natural History, Botanicals and such. These images print out so beautifully, and can really look like the real deal. I’m starting a new category called INSTANT ART, so that you can find the images more easily. And I will be sharing some ideas from time to time on how to display them in your home, as well. The images are so perfect for anyone that loves DIY, for decorators or designers, for shopkeepers displays etc. If you love the look of beautiful antique prints, but don’t want to spend the price, then this series is just for you!! And you don’t even need to be Crafty to use them!
So for the first designer look in this series, I’m going with a Fall theme. You can click HEREfor the Full Size Printable PDF , of the darling Antique Squirrel image above , and print it out. For the best results use good quality matte photo paper and use your “Best” setting on your printer.
Antique books are all the rage right now in decorating so I grabbed some vintage books (nothing rare or special, just cheap ones from your local thrift store will do) and tore off the covers. I trimmed the image with scissors and then glued it to the front of the book, and then just wrapped some jute twine around. I used 3 more cover-less books as accents, and wrapped them with twine as well. That’s it! Now you have a great decorator look for pennies! And if you don’t like Squirrels, you can always swap out a different print from the Instant Art collection. I hope you enjoy this new collection, there will be many more prints to come!