Life after Death Craft

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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!12939348_10153354326811090_275285248_n


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]
  • Scissors
  • Glue [I found that a hot glue gun worked best.]

Instructions: total time- 30 minutes

  1. 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.)
  2. Cut a scrapbook piece of paper to fit shadow box.
  3. 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.
  4. Hang on a wall or set on bookcase to enjoy!

Happy Crafting, Melanie!

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