Flower in a Frame

by Kelsey Norwood

in Making Over

I saw a cute idea for a wall decoration a while ago in a magazine (I think it was Creating Keepsakes) that was easy and inexpensive enough for me to actually do for my house.

flower in a frame

I got the frame at IKEA – a 10″ square shadowbox for around $7. You can use the glass or leave it out, whichever you prefer. And I got the flowers at Roberts. You could use daisies or any other kind of flower – I like hydrangeas right now, but I could easily choose a different flower in a different color and swap it out for a change.

This is my kind of home decor project – cheap and easy. And nice. Flowers are always nice. Enjoy!

{photo taken with a Canon Digital Rebel XSi}

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 LollyChops September 4, 2008 at 5:41 am

I love this idea.. fortunately there is an Ikea only 35 miles away from me. I’ll look for these frames the next time I head over there! Thanks for sharing the idea!

2 Sheila Oxley September 4, 2008 at 12:41 pm

That is a beautiful idea!!!

3 syeda September 4, 2008 at 3:10 pm

I love it. I been wanting to do a shadow box for dried flowers that i have collected over special ocassions. I have also heard that ikea carries the cheapest shadow boxes. But we didn’t have one in memphis. We moved to Chicago recently, and my plan is to head to ikea once we get settled. thanks for inspiration.

4 Kimberly R September 15, 2008 at 9:13 am

That is a wonderful idea – a few of those even with herbs might be a nice touch for my kitchen.

5 Q September 15, 2008 at 12:41 pm

What a great idea – I love the versatility of it. I can swap out flowers from season to season or room to room. Love the fact that it is also so simple and easy to do! Very important for me. :)

6 Amy Rhoads September 16, 2008 at 1:47 pm

I saw something like this at Quilted Bear and tried to make it myself and I wasn’t happy with it. But it used flattened flowers. I will try this shadow box idea to see if I like the 3-d of it better. Thanks!

7 Michelle Baucum September 16, 2008 at 3:31 pm

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing. I never would’ve thought to turn the shadowbox in that direction…shows how limited I am sometime lol. Thanks for the simple & beautiful tip!

8 Lorie September 16, 2008 at 7:02 pm

I love the look of the frame turned on its side (to make a diamond!) I am going to have to find a way to use that. Especially in my sons baseball themed room. (just without the flowers)

9 Pam September 18, 2008 at 7:05 am

Wow! That is gorgeous, and SO EASY!

10 Meshellyn September 19, 2008 at 2:18 pm

So I’m totally jealous that you live near an IKEA! This would be great for seasonal decorations as well… fall leaves, Christmas holly or Poinsettias… super cute and way $$$ practical.

11 Wendy Lust September 22, 2008 at 10:09 am

I don’t live near Ikea (sure wish I did!), but I bet I could find something similar at Michaels and use a coupon. And silk flowers look so authentic now! This is a great gift idea, too.

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