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I love gallery art. When you have a large, blank wall in your house, groupings of framed art are a lovely way to fill the space. When a collection of botanical prints are used in a gallery, it, in my opinion, provides an elegant and classy feel to any room. Botanical framed art from Ballard Designs is pictured below. I love this look, but it is pretty pricey. I’ve spent some time collecting images and formatting them, so you can get this look for a TON less.
Heines Botanical Framed Art via Ballarddesigns.com
The Missouri Botanical Garden Library provides access to historic botanical literature through the site botanicus.org. Some of the literature that is archived contains beautiful illustrations, which I have downloaded from the site and used photo editting software to perform some color correction of the images. I selected 21 of the images, which I feel complement each other. I think this will make a beautiful gallery wall for any home.
In this post, I have provided Jpeg images of the botanical prints, and powerpoint files with the images formatted to print on letter or ledger size paper at your local copy center or on your color printer. I have found for me, printing at the local copy center gave me better color than my ink-jet printer. If you would like to use 8″ x 10″ frames, open the Letter size powerpoint files, and if you would like to print for 11″ x 14″ frames, open the Ledger size powerpoint files.
Jpeg Images of Botanical Prints
Letter Size Powerpoint Files
Use these files if you are using 8″ x 10″ frames. Click on the name of the image you want. It will open in Powerpoint, select Save as.. and save it to your personal computer. If you hover over the image above or open it, it will tell you the name of the image.
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Ledger Size Powerpoint Files
Use these files if you are using 11″ x 14″ frames. Click on the name of the image you want. It will open in Powerpoint, select Save as.. and save it to your personal computer. If you hover over the image above or open it, it will tell you the name of the image.
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Using free printables to fill a blank wall can be very cost effective, much more than buying an oversized piece of art. Trust me, I know this from experience. The cost to buy an oversized piece of art is reasonable from a site like art.com, but it’s the frame that will get you. Buying a frame larger than 24″ x 36″ can not only be costly, but difficult to find. If you stay with an 8″ x 10″ or 11″ x 14″ image, you can find frames at places like Walmart or Michaels for a fairly low cost. The frames that I chose to go with these botanical prints are from Ikea, which is, in my opinion, the most economical place to find picture frames. The selection is low, but if you want black, silver, gray, or the wood style shown above, the price can’t be beat. An 8″ x 10″ Jallvik frame (pictured below) is $6.99 and the 11″ x 14″ frame is $12.99.
Jallvik frame from Ikea
Another option if you don’t want to leave the house is to order the frame online from a site like Pictureframes.com, Michaels, or Amazon.
I hope this post will benefit some of you! I enjoyed putting it together. If you check out the rest of my blog, I have other printables available and I plan to continue providing more, along with other DIY and design projects.