If you're an ordinary human who's "pressed" for time, here's a fast, easy, and affordable way to make some DIY faux pressed botanicals for your home.
Pick up some realistic-looking silk greenery from a craft store. Fern fronds work well for this. Not sure whether your greenery looks real? To help you decide, I've provided the sophisticated Faux Plant Self-Test below.
Faux Plant Self-Test
- Are the leaves blue?
- Does the plant resemble a fright wig?
Once you have found a few realistic "specimens", arrange them in a mat and frame. You can use spray adhesive if you'd like, but you may not even need to--for the example above, the pressure of the glass was enough to keep the ferns in place.
Hang your frames on the wall with confidence. They look great in groups of three. If anyone asks whether they're real, just answer, "Yes". After all, they are real; if they were imaginary, no one would be able to see them, now would they?
Love DIY projects? This project has been linked to lots of other great DIY projects at A Soft Place to Land and The Shabby Chic Cottage.