Hello, friends! It's Brynne from The Gathered Home, back with your roundup of gorgeous free printables for the month of August!
Last month, when I was rounding up well over 25 vintage moth and butterfly printable images, I kept stumbling across so many other fascinating and beautiful vintage insect images that I knew I had to follow up with a post dedicated to them!
Before I jump into sharing the sources for these printables, here are some ideas for ways to use vintage insect art in your home:
1. Use matching frames and display similar prints in a grid.
2. Make a statement: enlarge a favorite image or two.
via Design Sponge
3. Pair with other vintage nature images (like these) for a pretty display.
via SF Girl by Bay
4. Even if your style is more clean-lined and modern, vintage insect art still looks great!
via Bolig Magasinet
Get more ideas for displaying art prints here:
Tips for Printing:
- While you can print these vintage images at home if you have a color printer, you can also have them printed at either a local printing place or an online printing shop – the price will be very affordable for smaller standard sizes like 8 x 10″, 5 x 7″ or 8.5 x 11″.
- If you’re looking for a larger print, you can find great deals on poster sizes by doing a little searching online. Or you can have it printed in black and white as an engineering print (somewhere like Staples) for just a few dollars! (And see ideas for decorating with engineering prints here.)
Vintage Printable Insect Images
To download and print, click on each link to visit the original source for each image.
As always, if you visit the original sources for these images, you'll find many more lovely vintage images to explore!
2. Monograph of Spiders via Bibliodyssey
I think this vintage spider image is more interesting than creepy – think Charlotte's web!
But you could always file it away for Halloween, too!
I used to love catching and observing snails when I was little! They're such fascinating little creatures!
6. Grass Animals via Biodiversity Heritage Library
7. Insects Natural History Printable via The Graphics Fairy
10. Cicadae via Biodiversity Heritage Library
11. Natural History Insects Printable via The Graphics Fairy
13. Bumblebee Nest via The Graphics Fairy
17. Common “Humble-bee” via The Graphics Fairy
19. Spider in Web via Biodiversity Heritage Library
20. Common Country Insects via Biodiversity Heritage Library
21. Dragonflies via Biodiversity Heritage Library
22. Locusta Morbillosa Grasshopper via Biodiversity Heritage Library
See more vintage nature printable images here:
plus more free printables in our art collection