Changing up the art in my home is partially a bad habit, but mostly a great way to celebrate the changes in seasons. I was ready to freshen up my kitchen walls for spring, and this floral wall art idea was a fun and easy solution. The best part is, you won’t need much time or money to make these beautiful shadow boxes. Check out the simple instructions below!
-cardstock or poster board in the color of your choice
-spray adhesive (Super 77 is my favorite.)
–hot glue gun
-cutting materials (I like to use a cutting mat, steel ruler, and X-Acto blade.)
–wire cutters (not shown—use these for trimming flowers)
I sprayed the smaller cardboard piece, not the larger piece of cardstock, since I would be laying my ruler on the cardstock and didn’t want to get adhesive on it. After pressing the sprayed cardboard onto the cardstock, I trimmed the cardstock to size.
Step Two: Arrange your flowers using your mat as a framing guide, if you’re using a mat. Then use a hot glue gun to secure it in place. Try to hide the glued areas behind flowers or leaves so the glue won’t be visible.
Assemble all the pieces into your frame, and your wall art is ready to be hung! If you leave off the glass from your frames, your pieces will eventually collect dust. But doing so allows you to layer pieces of your floral arrangements in front of the mat, which is a really nice look. If you do use the frame’s glass, you may still be able to tuck those overlapping pieces between the mat and glass, as long as they are flat pieces, like leaves.
There they are, brightening up my home just an hour after beginning the project. Quick, easy and beautiful! That’s a winning project in my book. –Mandi
Credits // Author and Photography: Mandi Johnson. Photos edited with Stella from the Signature Collection.