DIY Vintage Science Poster

DIY Vintage Science Poster - So easy to make & a great way to hang art with out making any holes in the wall!

Many of you remember our new, super old, card catalog that is now in our rental. Well, I needed some art for above the card catalog & I had to get creative since we live in a rental I couldn’t make any new holes in the wall.  After scouring the internet for some lovely prints I stumbled onto the New York Public Library gallery section on their website website & found some lovely botanical prints to get crafty with!

DIY Vintage Science Poster - So easy to make & a great way to hang art with out making any holes in the wall!

DIY Vintage Science Poster - So easy to make & a great way to hang art with out making any holes in the wall!

To make the vintage inspired botanical science prints you need some pieces of wood, rope, staple gun, screws, & some prints of your choice. I printed my botanical prints off at Staples to be about 12×20. We used scrap pieces of wood we had lying around, you can use any kind of wood you have. We cut the pieces of wood into 12 pieces about a foot long {one for each side of the print on the top & the bottom for all three}. We then placed the print in between the boards on the top & bottom & screwed the two boards together after staining them & allowing them to dry. After all the boards were screwed together I stapled some lovely burlap rope that I had lying around to the back of the top boards. For hooks I used 3M hooks that I painted copper so that I would not have to put any holes in the walls. 

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DIY Vintage Science Poster - So easy to make & a great way to hang art with out making any holes in the wall!
DIY Vintage Science Poster - So easy to make & a great way to hang art with out making any holes in the wall!
DIY Vintage Science Poster - So easy to make & a great way to hang art with out making any holes in the wall!
DIY Vintage Science Poster - So easy to make & a great way to hang art with out making any holes in the wall!
DIY Vintage Science Poster - So easy to make & a great way to hang art with out making any holes in the wall!
DIY Vintage Science Poster - So easy to make & a great way to hang art with out making any holes in the wall!
What do you think of my DIY vintage science poster art? It was a fun little addition on top of our vintage card catalog. Which by the way we haven’t even started working on yet, but hey, at least it’s pretty just the way it is, damage & all. Let me know what you think in the comments below, on Facebook, or chat with me on Instagram. xx


Comments

  1. Just love these wall prints. So simple yet so beautiful! Curious what type of paper or card stock was used? I know Staples has alot of different choices for prints. Thanks!

  2. Hi I love these DIY botanical prints you made. I went ahead and visited the site you got them from. Did you have to purchase the images?

  3. I was wondering how you downloaded and printed your prints from the website. I love the idea, and was looking to make some prints, but it seems that the resolution I am downloading will only allow for a 5×6 print. Did you end up purchasing the larger download? Just looking for a thrifty way to print some of these.

    Thanks so much,

    Kylene

  4. What a great idea! I’ve been wanting to do something like this. Would you please share the files for these images or direct me to the proper search term on the New York Public Library website?

    Thanks so much!

  5. Do the bottom pieces pull on the paper a lot?

  6. Love this piece! How did you find your card catalogue…it’s amazing.

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  15. Malin Tate says:

    I have loads of concert posters and this idea is perfect for them. I’m in the process of making three and just hung my first one. It appears that the top boards in your pictures lie flat against the wall. Did you do something special to make them lie flat? The top boards hang angled away from the wall. I tried stapling the rope all the way at the top of the board and it still isn’t hanging flat.

    Thanks for the awesome idea! I look forward to hanging these in different ways: chain, pipe, etc.

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