Let’s talk paper flower shadow boxes! With an infinite number of ways to customize these from using different flower templates, different color schemes to placing your flowers in different patterns; these make great sentimental, personalized gifts for anyone you care about.
Using the previously posted rolled paper flowers tutorial, you will be able to whip up a beautiful shadow box in no time; I’ll show you how!
1. A bunch of rolled paper flowers. The actual number you will need will vary based on your shadow box size, and your finished flower size. I used this template bundle and this cardstock.
2. A shadow box. The one I used for this tutorial can be found here.
3. Hot glue gun and glue sticks.
Your first step is to cut and roll a few test paper flowers to get a good idea of how many you will need to fill the box, and to make sure the height of the flowers is not too tall.
Once you have tested your flowers to make sure they fit, continue to cut and roll as many as you need. It’s okay if all of the flowers are slightly different sizes or shapes. Nature doesn’t make perfection, and that’s the beauty of it!
Experiment with patterns and color schemes to change up the look of your design.
Choose a pattern you love, and begin to hot glue your flowers to the backer of the shadow box. I like to keep the spacer around the backer so I know I won’t squish the flowers against the edges of the finished box.
Place the shadow box back together, and voila! Your shadow box is finished. Simple, right?
For a nice added touch, apply a quote, birth stats, or other image in vinyl on the glass.
What little twist will you put on your own shadow box?