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Dried Flower Shadow Box Art

Handmade gifts are the best kind of gifts, wouldn’t you agree? Creating shadow box art specifically, is one really thoughtful way of personalizing a gift for someone special.

Dried flower shadow box art laying next to acorns, leaves and pine cones.

Beautiful and Thoughtful Shadow Box Wall Art

I recently watched my sister make this beautiful shadowbox art for me on a Facebook Live video. I was not expecting it to be for me but boy was I delighted when she announced that I could keep it! So yes, I guess I’m that special someone in this case :).

It was right around the time that I moved to a new home close to two hours away. And feeling emotional about the move, I was brought to tears when she read out this phrase “the bloom may be brief but the memory of it’s beauty will last a lifetime”.

Using actual dried zinnia flowers, she creating the perfect natural backdrop inside this rustic shadow box. Even the zinnia flowers were taken from our mom’s garden where we spend the majority of the summer together as a family. We also have this video showing how to preserve fresh flowers using silica crystals if you’re interested in making your own.

Materials Needed

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You can catch the video here and following along with the step by step instructions or continue below for the full tutorial.

Materials needed to make dried flower shadow box art including a box, dried flowers, ribbon, paint pen and printed out saying.

How to Make Dried Flower Shadow Box Art

Have a printout of your favorite phrase or saying to fit on the shadowbox glass.

Remove the glass and place it over top of the printout. Using a white sharpie, trace the saying onto the glass window and be sure it’s dry before replacing it inside shadowbox.

Using a marker to trace a saying onto the glass window.

Next, arrange the preserved flowers in the shadow box with the petals facing the glass.

Take the photocopy of the saying and crumple it up and place it on top of preserved flowers to fill the gap between the flowers and the shadowbox backing.

Crumbled paper placed behind the preserved flowers.

Then, place the wood backer on the shadow box and fasten it together.

Dried flower shadow box art laying next to acorns, leaves and pine cones.

Using a hot glue gun, glue a bow on the front top corner of the shadow box if you wish or leave without.

Dried flower shadow box art with glued on bow.

More Crafts to Make with Preserved Flowers

We often use preserved flowers in many of our crafts and DIYs. Here are just a few of our most favorite projects:

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Dried flower shadow box art with text overlay.

Dried Flower Shadow Box Art

Jane and Sonja
Create a beautiful piece of shadow box art with a thoughtful phrase for someone special.
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Materials
  

  • Preserved Flowers we used preserved zinnia blooms
  • Shadow Box
  • Printout of favorite phrase
  • Sharpie Markers
  • Fabric Bow optional
  • Hot Glue Gun

Instructions
 

  • Remove the glass window from the shadow box.
  • Using a white sharpie, trace the phrase on the glass window and place the glass in the shadow box.
  • Next, arrange the preserved flowers in the shadow box with the petals facing the glass.
  • Take the photocopy of the phrase and crumple it up and place it on top of preserved flowers.
  • Place the frame backer on the shadow box and fasten it together.
  • Using a hot glue gun, glue a bow on the front top corner of the shadow box.
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