Spring is one of my very favorite seasons. We come out of a deep freeze (at least in Northern Vermont we do!)– the air smells so fresh, the sounds of birds start to filter back in, we can actually open up our windows and even go without coats! It’s life starting anew. And the greenery! The winter landscape can be pretty, but as the snow starts to melt and everything is brown, I begin to long for the gorgeous growth that Spring brings. I decided I needed that in my house ASAP, and since I’m a horrible black thumb, I decided a DIY Spring decor shadow box of moss and faux succulents would get the job done!
Doesn’t this instantly cheer you up? It’s just so darn pretty and looks great in several places in my home. The hardest part of this project is deciding where you want to display it! Want to make this DIY Spring decor for yourself? Let’s get to it!
- White 8 x 10 Shadow Box Frame
- Preserved Green Sheet Moss
- Artificial Succulents
- Jute Cord or Twine
- Hot Glue Gun
- Burlap Ribbon
- White Chipboard Letters (or cardstock and a craft cutting machine to make your own)
Begin your DIY Spring decor shadow box by removing the glass from the shadow box. With the slot for the glass on the bottom, stuff the sheet moss inside the frame, tucking under the edges. You can add a little glue to the back if needed.
Next we will add the succulents to the frame. First, bend the stem so that the succulent can lay flat against the frame. You could also cut the stem short, but this way I have the opportunity to reuse it once Spring is over and I take down my frame.
Tuck the stems of the succulents under the moss. I added a bit of hot glue to a few of the succulent petals and attached them to the frame to hold them in place. This isn’t 100% necessary, but if there is a chance that the frame could get knocked or little fingers can reach it, this will ensure the succulents stay in place.
Using my Cricut Explore I cut the word “Spring” out of cardstock, sized to fit the bunting. If you don’t have a craft cutting machine, small chipboard letters or stickers would work. You could also print out the word Spring on your printer and then use an xacto knife to cut them out.
If you love the look of the succulents used in this project, you may also want to craft this charming farmhouse DIY succulent planter. They would look great displayed together!
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Kim Conner, blogger at Inspiration Made Simple, is a graphic designer,
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