I love the look of old botanical and animal illustrations, so I was thrilled when my friend Moriya shared an online database that has TONS of botanical literature that is free to download. PS - Check out Moriya’s blog, where she shares fantastic DIY home projects!
The site, Botanicus.org, is a little hard to navigate, but if you click around enough, you will find scientific illustrations of plants, animals, birds, and more. I spent an entire evening looking through the site, and I ended up printing out a few illustrations to decorate our apartment.
The first two illustrations I printed are these birds:
I printed them on off-white card stock for an antiqued look.
I then went to Goodwill and bought old, thin, and gold photo frames.
They cost me a whopping $2.
I trimmed around the illustrations so they would fit in the frames.
And now I have lovely and inexpensive dining room decor!
I also printed some fruit illustrations for the kitchen:
And I have some flowers for our bedroom. I just need to find the perfect frames for them!