Try This: Floral Shadow Box Art

Floral shadow box diyChanging up the art in my home is partially a bad habit, but mostly a great way to celebrate the changes in seasons. I was ready to freshen up my kitchen walls for spring, and this floral wall art idea was a fun and easy solution. The best part is, you won't need much time or money to make these beautiful shadow boxes. Check out the simple instructions below!

Make these simple floral shadow boxes to give your walls a bold and beautiful touch of Spring.Supplies:
-shadow box (I found mine at a local craft store, but you can find the same ones here.)
-cardstock or poster board in the color of your choice
-artificial flowers
-spray adhesive (Super 77 is my favorite.)
-hot glue gun
-cutting materials (I like to use a cutting mat, steel ruler, and X-Acto blade.)
-wire cutters (not shownβ€”use these for trimming flowers)

Make these simple floral shadow boxes to give your walls a bold and beautiful touch of Spring.Step One: Remove the sturdy back of your shadow box and spray mount your cardstock or poster board to it. This will make a stable backing to glue your flowers to.

I sprayed the smaller cardboard piece, not the larger piece of cardstock, since I would be laying my ruler on the cardstock and didn't want to get adhesive on it. After pressing the sprayed cardboard onto the cardstock, I trimmed the cardstock to size.

Make these simple floral shadow boxes to give your walls a bold and beautiful touch of Spring.Step Two: Arrange your flowers using your mat as a framing guide, if you're using a mat. Then use a hot glue gun to secure it in place. Try to hide the glued areas behind flowers or leaves so the glue won't be visible.

Make these simple floral shadow boxes to give your walls a bold and beautiful touch of Spring.Assemble all the pieces into your frame, and your wall art is ready to be hung! If you leave off the glass from your frames, your pieces will eventually collect dust. But doing so allows you to layer pieces of your floral arrangements in front of the mat, which is a really nice look. If you do use the frame's glass, you may still be able to tuck those overlapping pieces between the mat and glass, as long as they are flat pieces, like leaves.

Make these floral shadow boxesThere they are, brightening up my home just an hour after beginning the project. Quick, easy and beautiful! That's a winning project in my book. –Mandi

Credits // Author and Photography: Mandi Johnson. Photos edited with Stella from the Signature Collection.

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