When I got married a few months ago my budget bouquet surprisingly became my favorite accessory of the day. I wanted to save it in a modern, elegant way that would blend in with our decor. The result is this shadowbox and I’m so happy with how it turned out!
DIY Wedding Bouquet Shadow Box:
A dried bouquet
A shadowbox (I used the small square Ikea Ribba frame)
Hot glue gun & plenty of hot glue
A sharp knife
A photo of your bouquet for reference
1) If you haven’t already, deconstruct your dried bouquet carefully. (In hindsight I would actually recommend taking it apart before drying out the flowers).
2) Plug in your hot glue gun and take your frame apart. I used the back of the paper that came inside the frame to glue everything down to.
1) Measure the depth of your shadowbox frame. The ribba frame is about 1 3/4″ deep, but my roses were 2 1/2″ tall.
2) To make it work I (carefully) sawed through my roses with a sharp kitchen knife. Without letting go, apply a liberal amount of glue to the bottom and gently place it down on the paper.
I started running out of flowers and realized that there wouldn’t be enough to fill the whole frame, so I placed the mat on top and voila! problem solved.
Carefully reconstruct the frame and you’re done… I adore the final result! From further away it looks like a photo, but up close it has great depth and shadows. It’s small and understated and exactly what I wanted.
Did you preserve your flowers or frame any wedding mementos? If anybody else makes one I’d love to see!