My daughter is always “updating” her room as she grows and matures, and as her taste in decor changes. I have tried to find fun and inexpensive ways to let her be creative and express her own style. Here is a project we did a few years ago to brighten up her room.
We created Daisy Shadow Boxes.
Some time back we repainted the walls of her bedroom a soft pink. She also had hot pink curtains back then, and we wanted to break up all that “pink-ness.” So we bought a couple of large, bright raffia daisies at the local Craft Warehouse, along with a couple shadow boxes and scrapbook cardstock, and created colorful accents for her walls. This was just the thing to spruce up her room!
- 2 – 12″ x 12″ white shadow boxes
- 2 large raffia daisies, in different colors
- 2 – 12″ x 12″ sheets of scrapbook paper (in complimentary shades to the flowers) for the background
- Glue gun
The scrapbook paper fits perfectly into the 12 x 12 shadow boxes, so there’s no need for trimming the paper. Just take the flower and hot glue it to the center of the paper. The paper that I used was more of a cardstock, so it held up nicely. I just took off the back of the shadow box, attached the flower/cardstock paper to the cardboard back of the shadow box, then laid the flower and paper into the shadow box, and closed up the back. So easy, and took all of 5 minutes. She loved her new daisy shadow boxes!
Use your imagination! You can create all types of accents for a room, with bright and fun items or vintage heirloom pieces.