I am a huge fan of receiving flowers. I even buy myself flowers because they are so beautiful. Unfortunately the flowers eventually die. I never know what to do with flowers once they die and don’t have the heart to throw them out. Most of the time I dry them out then they collect dust and I end up throwing them out anyways.
Valentine’s Day I received roses from my boyfriend. Once they died I was dreaming up of what I could do with them. After a pinterest search I was inspired by many different ideas. I decided to combine ideas and make the dried flower petals into one giant flower shadow box. I ended up making the pretty little gem to the right. It was super fun and easy to make! May I add, It is a heck of alot much more functional and attractive than a dead bouquet of flowers too!
Materials: total cost is under $10
- shadow box [I found mine on sale at Michaels for $5]
- 1 piece of scrapbooking paper of your choice [I bought a gold metallic sheet at Michaels for $1]
- Glue [I found that a hot glue gun worked best.]
Instructions: total time- 30 minutes
- Hang dying flowers upside down to dry. Once they are mostly dry, peel the petals off of each flower. I found that the inside of the petals had more moisture than the outside. Place petals on a flat surface to dry some more. (It took about a week or so.)
- Cut a scrapbook piece of paper to fit shadow box.
- Once all petals have fully dried, starting in the middle of the paper begin hot glueing them on. Have fun with the glueing this process! There is not a right or wrong way to create this craft.
- Hang on a wall or set on bookcase to enjoy!
Happy Crafting, Melanie!