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These rose 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!
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 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.
What You Need to Make an Ombre Paper Flower Shadow Box
To make the rolled flowers you just need:
- Your Cricut
- 3 to 4 craft paper colors
- A shadow box (I used the 9×9 for this project)
- Tweezers (I like to use these)
How to Make Ombre Paper Flower Shadow Boxes
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.
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.
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, 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 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 HTV. 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. And second, be sure to literally be careful when you apply the HTV to the glass because glass is an excellent conductor of heat. So it will be hot hot hot to the touch.
Paper flowers are probably my most favorite of the paper crafts. 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.
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 them–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.
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.
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