How To Create A Flower Shadow Box


Happy Earth Day friends….All week I’ve been sharing fun and easy ways to incorporate nature and Earth Friendly crafts to celebrate. This project is super easy, inexpensive and would make the best gift as well…Win/win project y’all!


Like I said, this would be a great Mother’s day, teacher or healthcare worker gift to give, and it’s so inexpensive especially if you can use scrap or left over floral pieces you already have:

Here are the Supplies you need:

  • Shadow box of your choice. I like this unfinished wood look but there are so many styles, sizes and shapes available online. I purchased mine at Michael’s. If you want you can paint it for more color
  • flowers, succulents, greenery pieces. Depending on the size of your box
  • moss
  • wire cutters
  • glue gun



First, decide on the style of arrangement you want. Search Pinterest for inspiration photos. I wanted a wispy, wildflower look but the options are endless. If it’s for a gift you may want to consider the recipients favorite flower or color to incorporate into it.



Next cut the flowers you want to use the size needed and create a layout in the shadow box to get an ideas of the look you like. Be sure to use contrasting colors separating them so each flower and stem will stand out. Another thing to remember is to pull the stems or flowers out away instead of just leaving the picks flat so it will have some dimension.



When laying out the design, it’s better to start with your tallest items in the back first and more your way forward adding your layers separating colors. Once you create the arrangement you like, start gluing down the pieces starting with the taller back pieces and move your way forward.



Once everything is glued into place, you can fill in any holes at the bottom with your moss. I love having such a beautiful mix of items together in this small space. The more unique the combination the prettier it is. 

Here’s another option with succulents. I love the variety of colors, shapes and style that succulents offer so they are perfect for an arrangement like this. Just be sure to separate different colors and style so each ones stands out on its own





Isn’t this a sweet way to give flowers? I think it would be extra special if you had dried flowers left over from a wedding or other special even to use and then give to the recipient. What a sentimental and memorable gift.



So friends, there you have it a simple, inexpensive and pretty little craft diy just for you. If you make them as gifts be sure to make one for yourself as well. I’d love to hear if you try one and be sure to ask questions if you have them Also, don’t forget to subscribe so you won’t miss a post. 


Happy Crafting



April 23, 2020

  1. Janie Yap says:

    Oh, that’s a beautiful little idea! I’m definitely gonna try it out and update here when I manage to make one!
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    • says:

      Hi Janie,

      Glad you enjoyed the tips and that you want to make one yourself.

      Thanks for following

  2. Renee says:

    Have you done one with dried flowers? I have my wedding bouquet and I’m nervous to break my flowers. Any tips or tricks?


    • says:

      Hi Renee,

      Shadow boxes are perfect for dried flowers. Be sure to find one thats deep enough but that would be a beautiful way to display your wedding bouquet.If the bouquet isn’t dried out you can do a drying process with a silica gel you can find at any craft store.

      thanks for following along…

      xoxo Deborah

  3. Jose says:

    Very beautiful idea of flower box. Thanks for sharing

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