Join me today for a super simple home decor project you can make in just minutes. It’s a nature board with free printables you can download right here on my blog!
I have a rustic looking board made with strips of whitewashed wood. Small clips have been attached along with decorative corner treatments. At Christmas, I used it to display vintage gift tags and small ornaments. I was debating whether to put it in storage or find another use when it dawned on me to create a nature board.
What prompted me to put the clip board to use was this inside front cover of an old book that came unattached. I was cleaning and it fell on the floor. So I clipped it to the board until I finished vacuuming. I decided I liked the old cover clipped to the board and thought about what else to hang on it.
The poem talks about “glory in my soul” and “glory all around” so why not add examples of God’s glorious creation … and so the idea of a nature board was born!
Flowers, butterflies, and plant prints (all from The Graphics Fairy) were used to embellish the board and bring a bit of nature inside. After printing the images and clipping them up, I thought they looked a little lost. So I added remnants of kraft paper behind the pics to make them stand out.
An old book page behind a butterfly print provides the same type of depth and interest.
And this one I left as is just to break things up a bit.
My white rustic clipboard came from Hobby Lobby, but you could use any piece of wood and hot glue vintage-looking clips to it.
The vintage prints on my nature board are available at the links below – and what’s more, you can visit my blogging friends for even more printables to use in your home! A special thanks goes out to Kristen at Ella Claire for organizing today’s creative event!
Botanic and Butterfly Printables:
Apple Branch / Medlar Fruit Branch / Plum Paradise Branch
Vintage Butterfly Card / Four Butterflies / Butterfly on Sunflower
Ingredient Substitutions List by Ella Claire | Homemade Lemon Curd Labels by Happy Happy Nester | I’ll Wash You Dry by Zevy Joy | Plants on a Shelf Watercolor by Craftberry Bush
Nature Board Vintage Printables by Town and Country Living | Kitchen Measurements by anderson + grant | DIY Linen Spray and Printable Labels by Clean and Scentsible | Colorful Abstract Art by Jennifer Rizzo
Definition of Home by Home Made Lovely | Pineapple Print by Making Home Base | Home Sweet Home by Lolly Jane | Balanced Coffee by Taryn Whiteaker
Home is Where you Park it by Tidbits | Watercolor Lemon Series by The Happy Housie | Watercolor Plant Printable by Nest of Posies | The Garden Journal by On Sutton Place
Semper Fidelis by Paint Me Pink | Hand Painted Feathers by Twelve on Main | They Broke Bread in their Homes by Live Laugh Rowe | Laundry Co. by My Someday in May
Potted Herb Watercolor Prints by Nina Hendrick