Shadow Box Peonies

Memory or shadow boxes are great for keeping a collection of something special, and hanging it in your home. In this post I’ve created shadow box peonies, mainly as a decoration, in homage to my favorite flower.

Shadow Box Peonies

display - Shadow Box Dried Peonies ~gardenmatter.com

I love peonies and am always so sad when they stop flowering. I always pick as many as I can when they are getting close to the end, and this year I decided to try to preserve a few.

Fresh Picked Peonies - Shadow Box Dried Peonies ~gardenmatter.com

I cut some of my double herbaceous peonies along with one ITOH hybrid, and hung them in the basement for a couple of weeks.

Dried Peonies - Shadow Box Dried Peonies ~gardenmatter.com

The doubles did much better than the ITOH (yellow one) but they all looked pretty good.

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Using a rustic wood shadow box from Hobby Lobby with a little burlap for the backing, the peonies were gathered and glued into place.

This fun and simple craft can be easily made with any dried flower. Here we created one with shadow box peonies and a burlap backing.

A small jute bow completes the look.

This fun and simple craft can be easily made with any dried flower. Here we created one with shadow box peonies and a burlap backing.

About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Garden Matter, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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Comments

  1. peonies are my FAV! I love this idea!

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