This hibiscus flower is made from recycled cardboard and set into a box also made of cardboard. The box has been covered with vintage dictionary pages. I created this as a part of a series of flowers made from recycled materials. I love the monochromatic quality of the cardboard and the different textures it allows. I'm very interested in the idea of using paper that would otherwise be thrown away.
This box is 5.5 x 7.5 inches. I has a little cardboard tab on the back so it can be hung on a wall.
Each of my paper flowers is handmade with care and attention to detail. Since this series is made from recycled materials, I can't guarantee the longevity of the papers I have used, but with a little care they should stay "fresh" for years to come. I include care tips with each purchase. This unique shadow box would make a fun addition to a cabinet of curiosities, a bookshelf, or an art collection.
Check out the rest of my "Cardboard" collection!