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
-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 shown—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.

  • Very pretty! I love the bold colors you chose for the backgrounds. I think I would love to try this idea with fresh flowers.

  • This is definitely a keep! The flowers look like they are popping out of the wall! I think I might attempt this project as a Mother’s day gift!! Who doesn’t like a little flower in their space, right?

    Juju Sprinkles

  • They are french canning jars called Le Parfait. You can find them at lots of kitchen supply stores. Really keep the seals tight and my food fresh! -Mandi

  • You make fake flowers look 100000 times better! This is awesome – going to have to try it out 🙂

    xx, Mel

  • This is really cute! Would love it for my bookshelf

  • I love making things with shadow boxes! They take a normal frame to another dimension!


  • What a fun and beautiful project! I love how these turned out! It would be a great way to add some color. I think I’ll make one for my honeycomb shelf.


  • These are adorable! I particularly love the sunflower. It is so cheery! Such a cute and creative way to make your home more bright, happy, and spring-y. Thanks for sharing!

    Kristin // The Peculiar Treasure

  • This is so cool! Seems easy and simple to make, yet looks beautiful at the same time ^_^ Perfect! ♡

  • This is so cute! Perfect for a romantic bedroom!

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  • I’ve recently discovered your blog and love it, it’s so full of colour and inspirations!I’m going to share this project in my next weekly fav too 😉

  • This reminds me of something my mother used to make when I was a kid. So cute and nice! Really like the sunflower one!

  • I feel like the mix of colors are what help it to not look overly crafty.


  • I love sunflowers! They always brighten up a room. I love how you can really play with colors and different types of flowers and shadowboxes with this DIY.

    Mocha and Moccasins

  • Me too Kate. They’re simple yet so adorable! I’ve been buying a ton of frames lately to DIY and hang around the house – I am TOTALLY doing this one too! Thanks Mandi 🙂

  • These are adoroable… such a cute, quick craft project that would totally brighten up any room! Thanks for the idea!

  • This is such a cute idea! I’ll have to keep this in mind when I move into my new apartment. 🙂 I love floral everything so this is right up my ally!

  • This is ingenious. It’s chic, simple, & smart. I normally don’t like fake flowers, but I think this shadow box could revolutionize how I feel about them. :]

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  • Oh, the sunflower one and the idea behind it is great! I might do a hommage with a flower shadow box to The Wizard Of Oz using poppy flowers! ❃❂❁❀

  • This is such a cute idea! I really love the sunflower one. Awesome way to celebrate spring, but would also be a really cute gift!

  • I love these! They look so contemporary and elegant 🙂

    Alice x

    anyway, would you like to follow each other on gfc/bloglovin and instagram? Let me know 🙂


  • I love these! This is probably my favorite project of yours, Mandi! It’s like a flower vase/3D art. 😉

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