DIY pressed fern print

I had so much fun putting together this simple project.

Whenever I am lucky enough to find a bamboo-look frame, I always like to get them.  
Very classic and chic.

This frame had a very 1970's version of what I did here- Harvest Gold heavy paper, and a reddish, dried, pressed flower.
It was time for some freshening up!

My inspiration came from one of my very favorite pins on Pinterest:

via Pinterest:: Pink Postcard:: My Home Ideas Room Galleries

I had one lonely vintage ledger sheet left over from the wall treatment that I did over the piano.

This was the perfect opportunity to use it!

I went out to our garden, and cut a fern frond.

Then comes the patience part.  
Sandwich the frond between wax paper...

...and find some heavy books to lay on top.
Let sit for about 4 days.

After it is fully pressed, gather your supplies.  I laid out the fern frond on the glass, then the vintage ledger paper, and because it was a wee bit short, I added in some strips of burlap on the top and bottom.  I love those kinds of mishaps.  It looks so much better with it!

That's it.  So simple it's ridiculous!
And just in case you were wondering, the ledger paper is from an Oregon butcher from the late 1800's!

Now our master bath has some beautiful artwork.
{It's about time!}

I'm thinking I will make one more to go next to it.
Enjoy your weekend!

Costs for this project:
frame: $5.99
burlap: from my stash
fern: from my garden
vintage ledger paper: from a stack of about 13 papers- I think I paid about $10 for all, so about $1.30 for the one.

About $8 in all!

I will be back tomorrow with a yummy recipe using fresh blueberries.

Sharing with:
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  1. What a pretty project! And I have lots of ferns growing in my garden!

  2. That turned out perfectly lovely! The vintage ledger is such a fun and original touch! Love it!

  3. Those are really pretty! Thanks for sharing this.

  4. Simple art with a huge impact. You gotta love nature!!

  5. Just lovely and simple. I have to try drying the ferns, so cute.
    thank you Denise,


  6. I love this botanical images, and ferns in particular.
    Will benefit from your idea.
    Xoxo :))

    Marapuama from Poland ♥

  7. This is so pretty! Featuring you on Saturday!!! XO, Aimee

  8. Very pretty and fresh, Denise! Definitely does NOT have a 70s vibe. Thank you for linking!...and for following! xo Jami

  9. What a lovely project to do! And, it turned out so beautiful. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  10. What a pretty project, the ferns are absolutely beautiful, and I love the vintage ledger behind, adds such charm. I have so many ferns outside so I will be doing this for my bedroom, so glad you inspired me! My fingers are crossed that you will share this creativeness over at Sundays' Best going on right now - sharing is a good thing!

  11. Wow! I just love this. Beautiful!

    Visiting from the Pays to be Cheap Challenge.

  12. I was tickled pink you shared with us. I have many fern out in my garden, but with the drought this year they are not looking their best! So I'll be doing this next spring when they are all looking fresh. So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – your creativity helped make the party a success! Also, I decided I just needed to keep in touch so I am following you on Facebook!


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