Shadow Box Flower Garden

This shadow box flower garden will bring a bit of Spring to your mantel or any corner of your home.

shadow box flower garden finished

Are you like me and sometimes forget all the awesome things you have? That’s why I’ve been decluttering, so I can use some of the beautiful things I already have without having to buy something new. I found this awesome shadow box frame 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. These are supplies I already had on hand so feel free to go through your stash and see what treasures you can find to use.

Supplies needed:
shadow box frame
green rick rack
fabric flowers
small brads
tiny scrapbook banner
newspaper butterflies
leaf pins

shadow box flower garden supplies

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

shadow box flower garden flowers

Add the green rick rack for the stems. You could also use any thin green ribbon. I have a ribbon that is green with a thin yellow center and it would look just as pretty as the stems. Use glue dots to secure the rick rack at the top and bottom of the stem.

shadow box flower garden stems

It was a fun surprise when I realized I had these beautiful leaf pins that were perfect for this project. They add another 3D element.

shadow box flower garden leaves

I made these dictionary butterflies a few years ago and knew they would be the perfect addition to this shadow box scene. Secure the butterflies with glue dots in the center of each one then lift the wings up a bit to add dimension. I still really love these butterflies!

shadow box flower garden butterflies

Isn’t this little banner darling? I wish I could remember the scrapbook company that this paper came from. It would be easy enough to make yourself though.

shadow box flower garden banner

Secure the banner on the ends with pretty stick pins. I’m not sure why but I actually have a few different styles of pretty stick pins.

shadow box flower garden secure banner

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 think I’m ready to get the rest of my Spring decor out. Who else is ready for Spring?

shadow box flower garden opened

{ 7 comments… add one }
  • Jesseca April 4, 2014, 10:25 am

    I love the base fabric paired with the bright colors. Pinning for later!

  • Amy | The Happy Scraps April 4, 2014, 2:03 pm

    This is SO pretty! I’m in love with that little banner, and the ric rac. Such fun little finishing touches. 🙂

  • Sondra @ PurpleHouseBlog April 4, 2014, 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?

  • Jonie @ Just Between Friends April 8, 2014, 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!

  • Virginia April 22, 2014, 7:22 am

    Your shadow box is adorable!

  • paula rosenquist March 6, 2017, 12:18 pm

    About the backing that your flowers and butterflies and banner is attached to– what did you use and how did you pad it?

  • Daisy Russel October 6, 2018, 9:27 am

    What a very functional shadow box! Great for keys!

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