Happy first day of February everyone! I am super excited about today for two reasons: It is the first day I get to start my blog series AND it means we are that much closer to spring and warm weather! Yay! Since the month of February is famous for being the “month of love”, I am going to start off my blog right with a sentimental DIY project. Thanks to The Crafting Chicks, this shadow box project will definitely bring tears to your eyes and warm memories to your heart.
What you’ll need:
- The same roses or pink/red flowers from the bouquet in your wedding
- A Glass Shadow Box (Size does not matter, depends on how many flowers you have, but you will probably want one larger than 8×11) Amazon sells these for cheap
- Scissors or Pruning Shears
- A Hot Glue Gun
- One Piece of Thick Cardstock Paper (same size as Shadow Box)
How to get started:
Like Brooke talked about in her post, these flowers don’t necessarily have to be from your wedding day. She and her husband met when they were 14 and she has saved some of these roses from their dates since the mid 90s! I think that is so amazing. The roses definitely show that long-time love.
1) What Brooke did was take her roses out and dust them VERY carefully.
2) She removed all the dried leaves, and using the scissors, trimmed the old stems down as far as she could without cutting or harming each flower.
3) Then she arranged the flowers on the cardstock in a heart pattern exactly how she liked it. I think it was smart of her to arrange the flowers before permanently sticking them to the paper. If she had glued them down and realized she didn’t like the design, it would be impossible to get them off without ruining the flowers! I thought it would be cute to arrange the flowers in a different pattern such as the number of years you have been married, or the date of your wedding, or even initials! It all depends on the number of flowers you have.
4) After the flowers are arranged just how you like it, it is time to bring out that hot glue gun and gently glue the flowers to the cardstock. I would recommend using only a small dot of glue on the bottom of the flower where the stem used to be. Too much glue could make a mess. Also, try to move as quickly as you can from glue application to paper so that the glue does not dry too quickly!
5) Mount the finished product into the shadow box frame.
6) Enjoy your beautiful and sentimental Floral Shadow Box!
I thought that this idea was absolutely adorable and it would definitely bring back a flood of memories for long time couples. It would also be a great thing to show off at your next big anniversary!
Again, thanks so much to The Crafting Chicks
for this awesome idea and the photos! All photos and the entirety of the project belongs to them.
To find the official link to where I found this DIY project, click here
Well I think that is all for now! Have a beautiful weekend and enjoy the Super Bowl!!