Shadow box flower garden 2.1

I remember I had this awesome shadow box tucked away under the stairs and decided it would be fun to make a shadow box flower garden for Spring. I grabbed a few craft supplies and got busy.

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I used some flowers, brads, ric-rac, leaf pins, paper butterflies, and a small banner.

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I started with different types and sizes of flowers then added a yellow brad to the center of each. I secured them to the padded back using a glue dot in the center of each flower. They hold well but they’re also easy to get off this surface when I want to change it.

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Then it was time to add the green ric-rac for the stems. I also used glue dots to secure the ric-rac on the top and bottom of the stem.

Shadow box flower garden 7.1

My favorite thing was when I realized I had these sweet leaf pins. They were perfect for the stems.

Shadow box flower garden 6.1

Next I added these dictionary butterflies I made a few years ago. I secured them with glue dots in the center of each butterfly and lifted the wings up a bit to make it dimensional . I still really love these butterflies!

Shadow box flower garden 5.1

Then I added the banner. I wish I could remember the scrapbook paper company this banner came from.

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I secured the banner with pretty stick pins.

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Here it is with the shadow box open so you can see it a little better. I think it turned out really cute, especially since I only used things I already had in my craft room. Now I need to get the rest of my Spring and Easter things out.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Jesseca April 4, 2014 at 10:25 am

I love the base fabric paired with the bright colors. Pinning for later!
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Amy | The Happy Scraps April 4, 2014 at 2:03 pm

This is SO pretty! I’m in love with that little banner, and the ric rac. Such fun little finishing touches. :)
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Lisa April 4, 2014 at 3:47 pm

This is a very pretty idea. I love it!!
L x
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Sondra @ PurpleHouseBlog April 4, 2014 at 8:25 pm

I love this! So cute!! Do you think I could make my own triangle bunting with my sewing machine and card stock?
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Jonie @ Just Between Friends April 8, 2014 at 11:30 am

You are so good at creating cute things using supplies you already have. I need to be better at doing that too. So fun!
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Virginia April 22, 2014 at 7:22 am

Your shadow box is adorable!
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