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Paper Flower Shadow Box With Cricut

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Paper flower shadow boxes are a great gift to give for valentne’s day, mothers day or just to show appreation to that special someone.

The first step to making these amazing rolled flower shadow boxes is learning how to make the Cricut Paper Flower or roses.

These paper flower shadow boxes are a really easy way to decorate a space, or even to give as a unique gift and when you add a quote to the front, they come out beautifully!

ombre cricut paper rose shadow box

Imagine doing this project for your mom as a mother’s day gift in her favorite color. Or a Christmas gift for your aunt in wintery white?!

What amazingly beautiful wall hangings these flower shadow boxes would make, for real.

I’m seriously thinking I need one in my entryway for each season.

This has quickly become one of my favorite ways to decorate with paper flowers, but there are so many ways you can sprinkle these pretty creations throughout the house, the possibilities are endless.

red hot pink and pale pink ombre paper roses

What You Need to Make a Cricut Paper Flower Shadow Box?

To make the rolled flowers you just need:

How to Make Ombre Paper Flower Shadowboxes

If you have never made paper roses, I have an amazing tutorial for it.

It literally takes me less than 30 seconds to roll up a flower and move on to the next one. It makes the project seem really fast and I love that. Then you can simply make your shadow flower box.

There’s nothing I hate more than a tedious task and, because the flowers look so good but are so quick to come together, I don’t feel like this is boring to make at all.

To make this shadow box, as I said, you will need 3 to 4 different shades of the same color. I like to start by making all the roses, so they’re ready to go right into the shadow box.

Once they’re rolled, I put flowers along the edges in the colors I plan to do each row, so that I don’t get off on my rows.

hand holding a red paper rose for a shadow box

Being ombre, I’m always worried about getting off on my colors in the rows–it would be a glaring mistake.

But if you were going for a monochromatic flower wall art for your shadow box, I wouldn’t bother with doing the outer edges first, I would just fill the box.

Then, you line up all of the flowers from the darkest to lightest but in order, just like in the video.

A small dot of hot glue on the back of each flower and you’re golden.

To add the lettering I put on the front of my shadow box, I’d recommend using adhesive vinyl, it doesn’t matter if its permanent or not because you are literally going to put it on the inside of the glass..

Just be careful when you do that to, first, mirror the letters–that’s a common mistake and such a terrible waste of vinyl, I hate when I forget.

Paper flowers are probably my most favorite of the papercrafts. It all started with coffee filters and tissue paper flowers when I was a kid and now this! 

It’s become an obsession–but one I love.

And they’re definitely easy enough that the kiddos can get involved in helping to make these, just like the flowers I made when I was a little girl. 

If you bounce over to the paper flower tutorial, you can learn step by step how to make them and you can also get a free flower template.

hand holding a pink paper rose

More Ideas for How to Decorate with DIY Paper Flowers

You can really make some beautiful flowers with this easy tutorial and I love the versatility of them–you can really do a ton with them, especially the giant paper flowers.

I know you’ve seen those gigantic flowers made with the oversized paper? They’re perfect for parties and even mantle decorations. Anywhere that big big flowers make a pretty impact.

This ombre paper flower shadow box was for a customer, and she was in love with it. 

shadow box 2

Rolled paper flowers are kind of like pom poms, you can basically use them in any home decor project and add a little fun flair.

In my mind, there’s nothing you can’t do with a fun flower accent. Some of my favorite ideas for these cute paper flowers are:

  • Baby Shower Table Decorations
  • Printed Flower Wreath
  • Birthday Party Photo Background
  • Paper Flower Garland
  • Crepe Paper Flower Centerpiece for the Dining Room Table
  • Floral Terrarium
  • Bouquets for Weddings, or Aisle Chair Decor
  • Floral Arch
  • Display Case
  • Baby Mobile
  • Bridal Shower Invitations
  • Party Decor

Seriously, the ideas can go on and on. You just start with cutting one little floral arrangement and then, POOF!

You’re over here making a hundred or more to fill a pretty shadow box. It’s the best.

More Easy Cricut Projects for Beginners or Advanced Users

I love my Cricut and, at this point, I’d say I’m pretty proficient at using it. But, it’s such an easy machine to understand, it’s easy to get the hang of.

crame rose from free paper flower template

Learn how to make these Cricut Paper Flowers, plus grab the free paper rose template!

So, even if you’re a beginner or an advanced master-of-the-cutting-machine, these amazing Cricut projects will be right up your alley.

How To Make An Ombre Paper Flower Shadow Box
Yield: 1

How To Make An Ombre Paper Flower Shadow Box

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $20

You can really make some beautiful flowers with this easy tutorial and I love the versatility of them--you can really do a ton with them, especially the giant paper flowers.



  • Cricut Machine
  • Light Grip Mat
  • Spatula


  1. Follow the instructions to roll the flowers.
  2. Make sure to cut at least 4 you should be able to get 2 per page as long as you don't resize the template
  3. Glue the roses in creating an ombre effect by going from darkest to lightest see the video
  4. Optionally add a saying or quote on the inside of the box

Did you make this project?

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How do you hang things in a shadow box?

Awkward or heavy objects can be wrapped in thin stainless wire poked through minuscule holes in the backing and twisted behind the sturdy backing to hold the item securely in place. Wrap wire where it is least visible or can be covered by part of the item on display.

Why do they call it a shadow box?

Military shadow boxes were originally simple boxes in which sailors retiring from shipboard service carried their belongings ashore. … By carrying his belongings, a metaphorical “shadow” of himself, enclosed within the box he could ensure he would touch land before his “shadow”.

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Wednesday 30th of June 2021

I entered my email and I don’t see any rolled flower SLG. Please email me. Just that part thx

Naomi Gillespie

Wednesday 14th of April 2021

I have still not been able to get svg love the flowers and the shadow box have a blessed day

Jamela Payne

Thursday 20th of May 2021

There was an issue that has now been fixed.

Shire Sotillo

Friday 4th of December 2020

hello i like your work is beatiful you can send me the file roses to my email please blessing from Panamá

Jamela Payne

Thursday 20th of May 2021

The free paper rose file is in the post above the instructions.


Tuesday 1st of September 2020

I signed up for the tutorial but never got it

Jamela Payne

Thursday 4th of February 2021

The file is sent in an email after filling out the form. Check your spam messages too.


Monday 31st of August 2020

Can you please directly email me the rose template.

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