How to Mount Dried Flowers

Overview

Drying flowers is often done as a way to keep the memories alive of a special event, such as a wedding, anniversary or even a funeral. After drying the flowers, it is then a matter of deciding how to use them. Mounting dried flowers into a shadowbox allows the flowers to be displayed so that they can be enjoyed for years to come.

Step 1

Select a shadowbox for mounting the dried flowers. Use one that will be large enough to hold the flowers and other items if you choose to do a collage of flowers and other special items with them. A shadowbox is a deep frame that can be purchased at most craft stores.

Step 2

Remove the glass cover from the shadowbox and lay aside. If desired, you do not have to use the glass cover, although it will help to protect the dried flowers from getting dusty and dirty.

Step 3

Decide on which flowers you want to mount. The flowers can be arranged into a small bouquet with a piece of ribbon tied around the stems, or flowers can be placed individually into the frame. If needed, cut the stems to the appropriate length to fit into the shadowbox.

Step 4

Hot glue the dried flowers into the shadowbox and let dry well.

Step 5

Replace the glass onto the front of the shadowbox. Hang on a wall or place on a table using a stand to support it.

Things You'll Need

  • Shadow box
  • Dried flowers
  • Hot glue

References

  • Old Fashioned Living: Preserve and Display Your Wedding Memories
  • Wed Net: Keeping Wedding Favors Forever
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About this Author

Amy Madtson resides in southern Oregon and has been writing for Demand Studios since 2008, focusing on health and gardening for websites such as eHow and GardenGuides. Madtson has an Associate of Arts in business from Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Washington. She holds a childbirth educator certification and a one-year midwifery completion certificate.