Free Blog Background - Botanical Thistles

I made this pretty herbal green background from an early botanical print of a Thistle! Although the image I used was quite old I think the clean lines on this one would work well for a contemporary theme as well. This free background was made to be used on a Blogger blog using the Minima template for the standard number of columns.

Follow these instructions to easily add this background to your blog:
1)Make sure you are logged in and then click "Customize" at the top of your blog.
2)Click on "Add A Gadget"
3)Scroll down the box and click on "Html/Javascript"
4)In the "Content Box" cut and paste the Html code posted below.
5)Click "Save" and you are done!

<style type="text/css">body {background-image: url(""); background-position: center; background-repeat: no-repeat; background-attachment: fixed; }</style><div id="tag" style="position:absolute; left:10px; top:30px; z-index:50;width:172px; height:51px;"><a href="" target="_blank"><img


  1. Oh Dear Fairy,

    This background is awesome! It looks devine!

    Many Many Thanks,

    Donna Marie

  2. Hi Donna Marie,
    I'm so glad you like! Your very welcome of course.

  3. Thank you for sharing another AWESOME background!! Hope you have a FANTASTIC day! :D

  4. This is gorgeous! I'm going to try adding it right now!! Thank you so much!!

  5. Karen, I must have my properties set wrong because the entire background doesn't show up when I added it. I love this new one. Thanks for sharing all of them. Hugs, Pat

  6. Hi Pat,
    All you have to do is change your blog to the standard "Minima" template that blogger offers. Both of your blogs are set to templates other than Minima. It's super easy to change it back to Minima, it's just one click and then you can add the background of your choice!

  7. Hi, I just stumbled across your blog and thought I'd say wonderful blog! Keep up the good work, you are providing a great resource for free graphics on the internet.

    Melina :-)

  8. THANK you so very much--now my blog looks so much better! and MANY thanks for the fabulous walk-through!
    for one such as me that isnt into computer tech stuff--getting it to work was a breeze with your help! I found you be visiting a friend's blog! again THANKS!!!*~*CAROLE*~*

  9. Just love this one but when I used it the thistles came out quite big. Can I change that easily?
    Otherwise it's just great :-))


  10. Hi Christina,
    Yes, the Thistles are meant to be quite large on this one, I'm afraid they can't be changed.

  11. Thank you! This looks great on my blog! I'm so happy to have come across your site!

  12. Anonymous13 July, 2009

    Thank-you for creating and sharing the botanical thistle border. Works perfectly on my blog. Thanks again Theone

  13. Hello Karen,I've just added this pretty background to my new blog, thank you so much!


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