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DIY Botanical Wall Art | How to


DIY Botanical Wall Art | How to

 

Shonila.com – Hey guys we’re Evan and Katelyn, and today we’re making layered botanical wall art. We made a custom design using images from Storyblocks and we’re layering it betweenfour different sheets of acrylic to give it some depth. For this project, you’ll need: acrylic sheets, transparent prints, wood trim, some hardware,an acrylic cutter if you’re cheap like us, a saw, and a drill. We’ll link to everything below.

It was less expensive to get big acrylic sheets and cut them down than to buy the size we needed. “Y’all doing all right there?” “Yeah” “We’re good, thank you!” We found a piece of walnut trim in the scrap bin at our hardwood store but you could useany thin piece of wood. And of course the key ingredient to this is the botanical art.

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So step 1: figuring out how to cut this acrylic sheet perfectly in half. And it has to be perfect, otherwise our edges are gonna be mismatched. To get a really fine point, instead of marking it lets use this exacto knife. One thing you might notice, for you sharp eyed viewers out there – that sounds weird.

It’s time

I offset this to the line by half of its thickness because the blade scores in the middle, notat the edge. I think it’s time. You ready? Oh! That’s awesome! Oh my¬† gosh! Moment of truth. Ohhhhh. Wait you didn’t even check. Ohhhhhh, ohhhhhh. Now it’s time to put wood on these to make them fancy.

We’re gonna use it to make top and bottom borders. It’ll give us something to add hanging hardware to. We’re gonna clamp everything together and drill it all at once. You wanna countersink? Sure. So we don’t know how we wanna hang this yet, a rope, a wire, or if we just wanna stickit on a nail, so we’re putting all of the hardware on the back and we’ll figure it out.

Modularity! Synergy! Quick shout out to our awesome Patreon supporters. We seriously couldn’t do this without you guys. And if anyone else wants to help us make more videos you can check out our Patreon page. Thanks! Keep the acrylic sheets lined up the way you drilled them to make assembling easier. And watch out for the little dusty bits that wanna get in between them.

Oh man, that looks nice! Oh my gosh. We really, really really really like how this turned out. It took us about 4 hours including filming, if you didn’t have to cut the acrylic or anythinglike that you could probably get it done in maybe an hour.

Cost

How much do you think this cost us? Wood: 10 dollars. Acrylic, 20 dollars. Hardware: 3 dollars. Transparencies, 4 or 5. So, math. Under 40 bucks. If I saw this at a store, I would think it’s way more. Not to pat ourselves on the back or anything. We actually have another set of 4 acrylic pieces, so we’re gonna do one more of these, so if you guys have any ideas of what we should put inside of it, maybe art that Katelyn shouldmake,

I’m just volunteering her, she didn’t know I was doing this until right now. But if you guys have any ideas let us know and we’ll post that on our instagram and our twitter. Yeah, good idea. Bye! Hey guys, we’re Evan and Katelyn. Hahaha! Like the bursts of a mad man! Hey guys we’re Evan and Katelyn, and today we’re using images. . .

But what are we making?You sure you wanna do the first line?So much pressure!Hey guys we’re Evan and Katelyn, hahaha, hey guys, it’s like a punch in the face with yourexpression. Hey guys! Hahaha I just got the giggles. I just keep thinking you’re gonna go, bah!