One thing that brings me a lot of joy, balance, and serenity is to live in alignment with the changing seasons. Part of acknowledging the different cycles for me is to decorate our home by reflecting what is happening outside our front door. At this time of year, most things are dormant and buried under a thick blanket of snow. What remains and truly shines in the deepest cold of winter are all of the beautiful evergreen trees, which inpired today’s DIY project. Seasonal decorating doesn’t have to take a lot of time or cost a lot of money. This DIY hanging juniper botanical print cost less than $20.00 and took about 20 minutes to make.
There are many websites that provide free botanical art. You can click here to find the juniper botanical illustration I use in this tutorial.
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Botanical print enlarged to desired size (I used matte paper to keep the cost down and had the print enlarged at my local copy center. The print measures 36 inches long by 24 inches wide).
Cut your dowels one inch wider than your botanical illustration, leaving 1/2 inch on each side of the print.
Stain your dowels (I used Minmax Dark Walnut) and allow them to dry completely.
Center the print and staple it to the dowel.
Repeat the process for the bottom dowel.
Hot glue the jute twine to the back of the print.