Flower Shadow Box

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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 :)

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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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.

rose box size silhouette

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!

rose box quilling


rose box quilled size

As you can see here they are wrapped pretty tight so that might to get them so small.

rose quilled

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.

rose box fill

 4.) Your done! You can also put a special quote on the glass using vinyl if you choose! rose box filled

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  1. This is so pretty!!! I’m sure it took a long time but you make it look so easy! Visting from Motivation Monday

  2. Love this! Love how the roses are different shades of pink! Saying hello from the wonderful Wed blog hop!

  3. Love this! Just found you at the ducks in a row link party. I would love for you to stop by DIY Crush to submit this post link to be featured. It’s a great ad opportunity as I pin every submission! Hope to see you soon!
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  4. I love this idea! Such a pretty piece of decor for the home.
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  5. Heidi, I love this! Do you know that I really like shadow boxes but neer knew what to CALL them. Now I do. Pinned and Stumbled, too. 🙂
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  6. WoW Heidi these are gorgeous! They turned out perfect. I’d love to try and do some myself sometime.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Trish @ Candle Junkies
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  7. Hello Heidi,
    This is my first time to visit, came over from Walking on sunshine.
    This rose shadow box is absolutely stunningly beautiful. What an amazing job you did on that.
    Those silohuettes are quite handy aren’t they.
    Thanks for sharing this inspiration with us.
    Blessings, Nellie

  8. How pretty! I like how you created an ombre effect with the flowers.

  9. Very pretty. I love the ombre effect of the different colors of flowers.

    I am co-hosting the #HomeMattersParty link party this month and would love to have you stop by for a visit. The door is open through Monday night. http://alaynascreations.co/2015/09/04/home-matters-linky-party-53/
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  10. This is gorgeous, it would fit in so many places and decor styles. I don’t have a Silhouette Cameo so it would take longer to make, but it would be so worth it. I love the ombre color, from dark pink to light. Love!!!
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  11. So delicatly pretty! My mother-in-law loves pink roses and she would just gush over a gift like this. thanks for providing the great tutorial.
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  12. So wonderful reading everyone’s wonderful comments. I’m glad everyone loves my shadowbox. Hope you all make some beauties of your own too!! Huge thank you for featuring my tutorial. <3

  13. Heidi, I love making these flowers. After I make them, I never know what to do with them. Now, I know. Thanks for sharing them on Idea Box. You are giong to be featured on my blog tomorrow!

  14. This is so pretty.

  15. Oh my word! This is so pretty! I LOVE the shades of pink!
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Something to Talk About!

  16. Ericka Lewis says

    I followed these steps. But for some reason, I couldn’t get the glass to sit in the frame after putting the flowers in. I don’t know what I did wrong

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