Botanical Mother’s Day Greeting DIY With Terrain

Any chance I get to visit Terrain, I  jump on it. I’m always excited to see the new store displays, and being surrounded by the living plants and flowers is always so refreshing and inspiring.

Mother’s Day is coming up, so I teamed up with Terrain to bring you all a fun DIY that you can make in time for the special day. I met with Meredith, their special projects manager, and we had a fun morning making a beautiful botanical greeting card that is the perfect gift to give on Mother’s Day – or a fun project to do with your mom on the special day!

Terrain’s walls are currently covered in shadow boxes containing old specimens and vintage botanical prints, and this DIY is an easy way to replicate those prints!

terrain shadow

specimen boxes

supplies

What You Need:

Pressed Flowers

Printing Paper

Matte Medium

Ruler

Pencil

Paintbrush

Frame

pretty flowers

First, you’ll need to press some flowers. Terrain has an awesome and easy to use flower presser that is the perfect tool for pressing a large amount of flowers. A couple heavy books and some paper will also get the job done. (Check out Brigette’s tutorial here!)  The best kind of flowers to use are ones that can be easily flattened. We used a variety that included Hydrangeas, Violas, Forget Me Nots and Pansies.

3d and pressed flower

pressing down on book

It’s best to leave your flowers in the press for a couple of weeks to really get the right result.

hydrangea

greens

forget me nots frame to use

We used a frame that was 5″x7″, but feel free to make your prints as large as you would like. The frame above comes in a few different sizes.

printing paper

Next, cut down your printing paper to the size of the frame. We made ours a tad bit smaller so there was a bit of clear border surrounding it.

lay out your flowers

Now it’s time to lay out your design. Overlap, line up, and space out your flowers in whatever way suits you.

flower overlapping

matte medium

Secure the flowers on the paper by painting over them with matte medium and a bit of water. Allow to completely dry.

flower card

Once the print is dry, pop it in the frame and voila! A beautiful botanical Mother’s Day gift.

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Comments

  1. I love this, but mother’s day is only a few days away so we wouldn’t have time to press flowers :( But it’s a great idea for next year :)

  2. I actually have leftover pressed flowers from the bookmark hodge podge project! Great idea, thank you! Always a great idea to have pressed flowers on hand. Plus, I love it when I can look at my book cases, knowing that I have treasures of pressed flowers in those books!!

  3. Such a Wonderful Idea!!! I think it would be fun to ask your Mom to pick her favorite flowers on Mother’s Day for a surprise to be revealed at the end of the week!!!! Or the flowers that you give her on Mother’s Day could be preserved this way and given to her on her birthday!!! I love the idea of using this to preserve wedding flowers for a gorgeous reminder of that special day. Thank you for sharing!!!!

    p.s. It would be wonderful if you could open a Terrain shop in So. Calif., it looks like you have a gorgeous shop!!!!

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  4. Omg I need to make this I wanna put this in my room. I’m so happy this will look awesome… Thank you Free People,this blog always has amazing things and really cool diy projects

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