DIY It Up – Transform Your Home with Beautiful Fern Prints!


Ferns are versatile plants that can be used to decorate both the indoors and outdoors, and making fern prints is a creative way to share their beauty in a unique way. With their unique shapes and detailed textures, ferns provide the perfect canvas for making one-of-a-kind art prints that can be used to decorate your garden, patio, or other outdoor areas.

Making your own fern prints is easy and requires only a few basic materials and tools. Here we shall discuss the steps to creating beautiful fern prints to proudly display in your home.

If you are lucky enough to own a fern, the first step is to carefully pick some of the leaves. Be sure to choose leaves that are large enough to achieve the desired print size and opt to get them just before you plan on making the prints. If you don’t have access to fern leaves, ask friends who have ferns if they can give away some of their leaves.

Once you have gathered your fern leaves, arrange them on a flat surface, like a table, and carefully press a sheet of paper on top. Be sure to put the leaves bottom side up, as that is where the veins, stems, and roots will be visible for creating the prints.

Next, start rubbing gently with some acrylic paints on top of the paper. Go slow and gradually increase the pressure until the various details of the leaves become visible on the paper. Rubbing too hard can result in the leaves breaking and prints becoming blurry and smudged.

DIY It Up - Transform Your Home with Beautiful Fern Prints!

When you are satisfied with the result, carefully cut around the fern print, leaving a small border around it or keeping it rectangular, as desired. To ensure that the fern prints are able to withstand outdoor elements, consider covering them with a thin sheet of transparent plastic or varnish in case they are made of wood.

Fern prints can be displayed in a variety of ways from being framed and hung outdoors, to being inserted in the glass facades of a lantern and placed outdoors for an artistic look. For an added decorative touch, you can enhance their look with a spotlight shining from above them.

Making your own fern prints is an easy and budget-friendly way to add a unique, natural touch to any outdoor space. Get creative and don’t be afraid to experiment and try new ideas. No matter how you choose to display your fern prints, you are sure to end up with beautiful displays that will enhance your home’s beauty and give off a peaceful, zen-like vibe.
Making your own fern prints for decoration is an inexpensive, easy way to spruce up your outdoor living space. Creating your own prints is fairly simple, and with a few basic tips, you can make beautiful prints that will last for years.

DIY It Up - Transform Your Home with Beautiful Fern Prints!

If you already have a fern, the first step is easy – gather some of its leaves. If you don’t have a fern, buy one or ask your friends if they would be willing to spare a few leaves. Make sure you choose leaves that are not too small so it’s easier to make the prints. The leaves should also be cut right before you use them so they retain their moisture.

Once you have your selection of fern leaves, arrange them on a table and cover them with sheet of paper. Make sure the paper is covering the leaves bottom side up so you can get a better print. Begin rubbing the paper with acrylic paint – start with light pressure, and gradually increase the pressure to create the fern leaf’s composition on the paper. Pressing too hard may cause smudges and break the leaves.

When you’re happy with the result, cut out the sheet along the fern print, or leave it as-is. If you plan on displaying them outdoors, you may want to cover the whole print with transparent plastic to protect it from weather conditions.

DIY It Up - Transform Your Home with Beautiful Fern Prints!

Another way of creating fern prints is to paint the leaves with oil-based paint and press them onto cardboard or a wooden plank. You can make multiple prints on different surfaces, or create an artistic composition with various leaves. To increase the longevity of the prints, you may want to preserve them with varnish or plastic.

One of the best ways to display your fern prints is to frame them and hang them up outdoors. The glass will protect the prints from moisture. You can also place the prints inside the glass facades of a lantern, then hang the lanterns to create a nice atmosphere. For a special effect, place a spotlight above the lanterns instead of lighting them from the inside.

These are just some simple tips for making and displaying your own fern prints. Have fun experimenting to create a unique style that suits your space. With a bit of creativity and some paint, you can easily turn fern leaves into beautiful pieces of art!

  • January 9, 2022