Flower Craft: Dried Rose Petal Shadow Box
Transform and preserve special blooms with wall art.
If you are like me, sometimes you have a hard time parting with beautiful flowers that hold special memories. I've kept flowers over the years from anniversaries, births of children, birthdays, special Valentine's Days, and even weddings. One of the ways that I like to hold onto these memories is to preserve the flowers. Many flowers can be dried and kept as long as they are still a bit fresh. Sometimes, I will pull a couple flowers immediately from a bouquet and press or hang them to dry.
Roses are one of my favorite flowers to dry. You can dry the entire bouquet or you can gently remove the petals one by one from the stems, place them in a bowl, and set them aside in a humidity free area to dry.
There are many uses for dried rose petals. Use dried rose petals to make rose petal sugar, create essential oils, fill sachets, soaps, or even use them to create art. Here I used dried rose petals to create wall art in a shadow box that I picked up at the local craft store.
I chose burlap fabric for the background. You can also use other fabrics or even a favorite piece of scrap booking paper. Try tucking in special memories associated with the day in the shadow box as well, such as the note that accompanied the bouquet, a ticket stub from the movie that night, or a book of matches from that evening's date. Here is what you will need to get started.
- Dried rose petals
- Shadow box
- Glue dots
- Fabric or paper of your choice
Now take a peek at the gallery below to preserve your own special memories: