Tuesday, July 22, 2014

DIY: Floral Shadow Box

As some of you may know, I recently moved to Atlanta, which means: new room to decorate!!! I've managed to get all the essentials and some decorations here and there, yet I couldn't help but feel like there was something missing. Then it hit me... ART! There was just too much empty space on my walls. And so the search for the perfect piece began. I managed to come-up empty handed every time. For the most part the inexpensive pieces weren't my style and the ones I loved are way too expensive.

So, since I couldn't find an ideal art piece for my room, I decided to make my own!

I thought it would be nice to share with you this super simple project that anyone can do! Really, it's only 3 steps!

You'll need:

  • Back loading shadow box 
  • Artificial/Silk flowers (make sure you have enough to fill your box)
  • Wire cutter or scissors (depends on choice of flower)
  • Windex or any glass cleaner

Step One: Remove all contents in the shadow box (pins, paper, instructions, etc.) & clean the inside glass with Windex or any other glass cleaner.

Step Two: Remove flowers from stems (some pop right off, but if they don't, cut them with a wire cutter or a scissor if there is no wire) & start arranging them however you desire. 
  • I chose to remove the individual petals because I didn't like the look of the entire Hydrangea smooched up against the glass. But, like I stated before it all depends on your choice of flower!
  • If you're using individual petals, keep piling them up. You want to create pressure once you close your box so nothing will shift or move.

Step Three: Secure the back of the shadow box into place.

And you're done!!! All that's left is to hang it up.

I had lots of fun with this project & I love how simple it is to put together. Hopefully this has inspired you to take on a DIY project of your own! 

Everything I used was purchased at Michael's Craft Store but, you can probably find these supplies at Marshalls, Target & Wal-Mart or similar stores.  

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Thank you for taking the time to read this!

Until next time!

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