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DIY Giant Botanical Framed Prints (For $50!)

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I have learned over the years that scale is everything when it comes to well, everything, but especially for wall art. Big walls call for big art, with no excuses. I’m always on the hunt for things to fill my walls, but budget often keeps me from achieving my big-scale dreams. That’s why I pull out all the tricks to fill my walls with great stuff—all done in a very inexpensive way. We did something similar with the prints of the boys in our entryway. Same process!

Ready for the step-by-step? I swear this will be the easiest thing you’ve ever done in your life.

1.) Download your art files. I’ve got them ready and sized perfectly for you! Just click the link and “Save Image As” to your Desktop. They should save at their original size (which is huge—perfect for the large scale printing we will be doing).

Botanical 1

Botanical 2

2.) Now to save the day! You will need the 24″ x 36″ Engineering Prints, located here.  Once on the page, click “Get Started” to begin processing your images for printing.

DIY Giant Botanical Art

3.) Upload both of the files you downloaded off the botanical art links above.

DIY Giant Botanical Art

4.) Once uploaded, you will need to adjust your settings in the left-hand column. First, let’s adjust the orientation from Landscape to Portrait. 

DIY Giant Botanical Art

5.) Now, let’s adjust the size, which is listed under “Media” in the left hand column. It will default to the smallest size. We need to change it to the middle 24″ x 36″ size. The images you downloaded have already been sized (thank you Aaron!) perfectly for that size print.

6.) Add to cart, then purchase! It will typically take 24 hours for your prints to be ready, but every Staples location is different. You will pay around $4 (!!!) for each print.

7.) Time to frame! I like the black RIBBA frames from IKEA in the largest size. 24″ x 35 3/4″ for $19.99, article number 903.016.21. Your print should fit perfectly inside. Some trimming may be needed, but it should be pretty close!

DIY Giant Botanical Art

DIY Giant Botanical Art

Now step back and enjoy your handiwork!

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Also, just a little note to say thank you so much for all of the kind words you left on my Biggie post (do you see him above?). It’s been so comforting to read and I’ve gone back a few times to re-read your comments. It’s been hard, but life and our boys has been keeping us busy and distracted. A big comfort has been finding little ways to honor him as time moves on.