How to Make Pressed Eucalyptus Art

Date
Sep, 14, 2016

Fall isn’t officially here for another week and I’ve been in no mood to decorate with temps still in the 80s but our Monthly DIY Challenge gave me a little motivation to get started. I’m not a big decorator for holidays besides Christmas, but I’ll add some pumpkins, feathers and greenery to our decor for the fall months. This was the first craft I’ve done in a while and it felt gooood. And it was beyond easy. Our theme this month was Mod Podge and I’m going to show you How to Make Pressed Eucalyptus Art. And check the bottom of the post for a special giveaway!

HOW TO MAKE PRESSED EUCALYPTUS ART

DIY Pressed Eucalyptus Art

One of my favorite things to use in my decor and staging is old books. Particularly white hard cover books with gold lettering on the outside. I scour thrift stores and the salvation army for these particular ones and you seriously can’t beat the price. They’re usually $.25 or $.50. I probably look like a weirdo pulling all the books off the shelf and pulling the cover off to check what color is inside but I’m totally cool with it 😉 It’s like a little treasure hunt trying to find them!

SUPPLIES

*product for this post was provided by Plaid. All opinions are 100% my own *affiliate links are included below
:: old book page
:: frame
:: faux eucalyptus (or dried)
:: mod podge

Pressed Eucalyptus Art Supplies

Step 1

Rip a page out of your book and if needed cut it down to fit your frame. Apply a thin layer of mod podge to the cardboard that comes with the frame and press your book page onto it, smoothing out any bubbles. Once dry place the cardboard back into the frame.

Step 2

Use your finger or a small paint brush to apply mod podge to the back side of your eucalyptus.

Eucalyptus Art DIY

Step 3

Place the eucalyptus where you want it over your book page and press down firmly for about 30 seconds.

Framed Eucalyptus Art

That’s it! So easy right?? I’m always looking for ways to make unique art that doesn’t cost a fortune and love all the pressed plant and flower art I’ve seen. I love the dimension that it has and the added layer of the book page behind it. It would look super cool with a whole bunch of them hung up on the wall in a grid, don’t you think?

DIY Eucalyptus Art

I might need to make some more little pumpkin planters to go along with it too 🙂

Framed DIY Eucalyptus Art

Pressed Eucalyptus art DIY

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How To Make Pressed Eucalyptus Art

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19 Comments

  1. Reply

    Donna southwick

    September 19, 2016

    I find the smell of eucalyptus overpowering after just a few minutes, so using the faux leaves in this project is perfect for me! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE using books in decorating and crafting, and have a nice supply of them just begging to be transformed…so this is probably tonight’s project! LOL Thank you!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 20, 2016

      Yay, so glad to inspire!

  2. Reply

    Amy | Canary Street

    September 14, 2016

    Love this idea! I think I might make a couple for my own house.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 18, 2016

      Thanks Amy!! It was so easy you totally should!

  3. Reply

    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com

    September 14, 2016

    So pretty, Bre! Such a pretty vignette!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 18, 2016

      Thank you Kendra!!

  4. Reply

    Erica @ Dwell Beautiful

    September 14, 2016

    I just love book-themed home decor! This is such an elegant and pretty piece. J’adore! <3

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 18, 2016

      Thank you my friend!!

  5. Reply

    Bre

    September 14, 2016

    Totally adorable. I love how this turned out, Bre!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 18, 2016

      Thanks Bre!!

  6. Reply

    Cindy Downing

    September 14, 2016

    I don’t know what project just yet but i love what you did with the book pages. That is on my list!!

  7. Reply

    Kristi

    September 14, 2016

    What a pretty idea Bre! SO cute!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 18, 2016

      Thank you Kristi!!

  8. Reply

    Dana Moss

    September 14, 2016

    Super cute DIY! Thanks for the giveaway.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 18, 2016

      Thank you Dana!!

  9. Reply

    Anne

    September 14, 2016

    great idea! I would love to try it!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 18, 2016

      You totally should it’s so easy!!

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