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Dried Rose Shadow Box Display

This Dried Rose Shadow Box is a lovely way to preserve and display roses. And it is quite simple to create.

Dried Rose Shadow Box - simple but beautiful way to display dried flowers.

 

I started with the roses photographed in this post. They were a sweet anniversary gift from my husband which was extra special because it isn’t something he normally does. So, I wanted to come up with a new way to save and display them instead of just sticking them in a vase or taking the petals off for potpourri. Been there done that.

red rose close up

 

Before the petals could begin to fall I tied the roses and baby’s breath gently together and hung them upside down in my closet where they wouldn’t get damaged by a certain wild 8 year old.

I found a great shadow box on sale at Hobby Lobby (not a sponsor of the post). But, I didn’t want the glass because it probably would have smashed the roses. So, a quick tap of the hammer over the garbage can and it was ready to paint.

Dried Rose Shadow Box - simple but beautiful way to display dried flowers.

 

Silver would have been okay, but antique white goes much better with where I plan to put this.

Dried Rose Shadow Box - simple but beautiful way to display dried flowers.

 

Once the frame was dry I gathered my supplies.

Dried Rose Shadow Box - simple but beautiful way to display dried flowers.

 

After I decided on the layout it was time to break out the glue gun. Luckily, I saw a display of glue sticks on an end cap just after I got the paper for the background because I was down to the evergreen scented sticks.

Dried Rose Shadow Box - simple but beautiful way to display dried flowers.

 

After I glued the roses down, I slipped in some of the baby’s breath.

Dried Rose Shadow Box - simple but beautiful way to display dried flowers.

 

Then added the leaves on top of the roses to cover up the stems a bit.

Dried Rose Shadow Box - simple but beautiful way to display dried flowers.

 

And DONE! Just how it was in my vision.Dried Rose Shadow Box - simple but beautiful way to display dried flowers.

 

It goes perfectly in my “antique rose” themed bathroom which I am almost done remodeling. One project to go and then I promise a reveal here on the blog.

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  1. Sarah eliza @ devastateboredom

    Lovely! They dried beautifully, and I love the shadow box you made for them. šŸ™‚
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    1. Audrey Humaciu

      Thanks, Sarah. I was pleased with how it came out.

  2. Jess Powell (Babi a Fi)

    This looks so beautiful – the photo looks almost like a painting because of the colours!
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    1. Audrey Humaciu

      Thanks, Jess. It goes perfectly in my girly girl room.

  3. Cheryl

    Wow, great job!! I never know what to do with my dried roses so I usually just hang them on something! Awesome idea and can’t wait to see your finished bathroom.

    1. Audrey Humaciu

      Thanks for your kind comment.

  4. Lisa/Syncopated Mama

    You know I’m always a fan of using things you can find around the house for decorating projects! Love it! #FridayFrivolity

    1. Audrey Humaciu

      MY house is starting to look refreshed now that I have done a few of these projects and rearranged pictures. But I still want to paint the walls… šŸ™‚

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