Here is a tutorial on how to make a Flower Shadow Box. The specific instructions are based on using your Silhouette Cameo. You do not need a Silhouette to make this beautiful shadow box. Get creative, I have seen these made with dried out roses, artificial flowers, keepsakes, tree branches and more! This also makes a perfect gift for a loved one. Homemade gifts are the best 🙂 This tutorial is compliments of Melissa over at The Crafty Super Mom and be sure to follow her Facebook page as well!
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- Silhouette Cameo
- 3D Rolled Spiral Flower from the Silhouette Design Store (file #28481)
- 2 packs Recollections Cardstock Paper, 8 1/2″ X 11″
- 12″x12″ Shadowbox Frame
- Qulling Tool or Tweezers (or something to roll the flowers)
- Glue Dots
- Circle Punch **Optional**
1.) Once you purchase the file you will re-size the size of the design is 4.737″ wide and 4.476″ tall. So 2 will fit on the 8 1/2 by 11 sheets. Print and cut 81 flowers for a 12″x12″ box.
2.) Roll your flowers to create the “rose” look. You can use tweezers and grab the end and start rolling as tight as I can. After I rolled a little bit I pull my tweezers out and keep rolling with my fingers. Then I just sit them on my desk and let them fluff up a bit the glue them together. I think the key to good rolls, after lots of trial and error, is to make sure you get the center rolling very tight. Some use the end of tweezers. You can also try the end of the tiniest paint brush you gave. Another great idea is using this Black & Decker screwdriver along with this Quilling Tool.
Use your spare cardstock paper to make circles to place these flowers on. This is a nice tool have on hand so your not wasting any cardstock or vinyl. Plus, this will make placing them in the shadow box a lot easier!
As you can see here they are wrapped pretty tight so that might to get them so small.
3.) Using the glue dots glue the flowers to the circle cut outs in step 2.
4.) Fill your shadow box with your 3D Roses.
4.) Your done! You can also put a special quote on the glass using vinyl if you choose!
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