Tutorial: A Frameful of Flowers

I love flowers. I love my sewing room. Flowers on my sewing room table would be a bad idea, considering the amount of fabric and supplies that’s taking over my table at any given time.

I created this piece of art for my sewing room, and can’t wait to make another larger piece for my living room, with the flowers spaced a bit further apart and in purple.

Something about a frame bursting with voluptuous flowers is just heavenly.

Want to make one too? Let’s get started!


Fake flowers – one “vine” from JoAnn supplied enough flowers to fill a 10″x10″ shadow box (you can adjust amount of flowers based on the size of shadow box you use)
Shadow box – mine was 10″x10″
Glue gun and glue sticks
1. To prepare your flowers, trim each close to the base of the stem. I used only the large flowers from my vine at this point.
2. Remove backing and glass from your shadow box and glue a flower in the center of shadowbox back cardboard.
3. Keep gluing…
4. And gluing…
5. And gluing! Place the flowers as near or far from each other as you’d like. I wanted so see mostly petals, and not necessarily the middle of the flowers, so the my flowers are between 1-2″ of each other at the bases.
6. Slide the shadow box over the flowers and tuck all the petals inside the frame.
7. Use any left over flowers to fill in any spaces and to get the exact look you want. I used the smaller flowers on my vine for this step, and they worked perfectly as I glued them in the corners and any other areas that needed a bit more fill.
8. Replace any other backing you have for your shadow box and secure it in place using the tabs on the back of the frame.
Enjoy your new piece of art!
Hang it on your wall…
Use it as a centerpiece for your summer party…
Or make a few in different colors and display them all together! Have fun and be creative!


  1. This is great, love it! I’ve bookmarked so I can try soon, thanks!

  2. Love this! I have a shadow box I’ve been trying to figure out how to use….now I know! :) Thanks. Have a great week.

  3. As soon as I get my house this is the first thing I’m making for it. LOVE it!

  4. o my goodness, do i love this. I must make one of these

  5. OMG love this tutorial! And I was sitting here thinking with a bag of flowers what I should do with it! Thank you for inspiring me!


  6. Love this idea!! Found you from Sumo’s Sweet Stuff!

  7. I LOVE IT! Thanx for sharing with us! It rockz! I’m going to make one of those for my sister in laws baby shower. I think it would look great!


  8. I love this! What a great way to brighten up a room. I am thinking I should make one for my daughters’ bathroom. They would love it and the room could use a little sprucing, for sure!

    ~ Meredith from A Mother Seeking http://www.amotherseeking.com

    A Mother Seeking

    P.S. Found you through the DIY Showoff.
    This week on A Mother Seeking: I Created A Birdhouse Dream House

  9. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!

  10. Oooh, I like it as a centerpiece! Oh, and I’m making another one of your fabric wall hangings for my new house!

  11. This is great! I love it!! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [30 Aug 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  13. Great idea, simple enough for me to try!
    Love your blog, it always looks so organized and ‘clean’.
    Corine, Alberta

  14. This is beautiful. Thanks for the great tutorial and inspiration.

  15. That is really pretty, Abby! I would never have thought to do that with fake flowers.

  16. What a neat idea! Taking the art somewhat out of the frame. Cool!

  17. This is honestly amazing! I’m sharing this on my Facebook fan page. :)

  18. Very chic yet simple, love it. I think I’m going to take your advice and make one for a centerpiece for a dessert table for my next party.

  19. That is so cute, what a great idea :)

  20. So pretty, Abby!

    I so should have just made your maxi dress! I’m going to have to now!

  21. Thanks so much for linking up to Made With Love this week! I’m featuring you on the FB page today! http://www.facebook.com/SewChatty

  22. so cute, abby! what a great idea. i am so going to do this for valentines day this year!

  23. So Lovely ideas and tutorial. Love it, thanks for sharing.

  24. What a great project! :) I’ve featured this post on Craft Gossip here:

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  25. I think that I couldn’t love any shadow box more than I love your white and pink!!! I suppose now I get to make one :)

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