DIY Floral Letter Decor
Happy Monday! Today I'm back with a post showing you how to make those adorable big floral letters! These are perfect gifts for baby or wedding showers to use as a monogram or just to spice up your home! I made one of these last year in the shape of a heart for Valentine's day and it looks so beautiful so don't feel like you have to use a letter shape, you can make this any way you'd like!
For this DIY you'll need:
- sturdy foam board/card board/poster board
- an X-ACTO knife or scissors
- a bunch of assorted fake flowers with the bloom part removed- I purchased mine from the Dollar Tree and I got about 11 bunches. The cheapy dollar store flowers pop right off the stem!
- a LOW TEMP hot glue gun- seriously people protect yo'self
- a pencil and ruler to trace your shape with
- optional craft paper to cover the back of the board with
Step one: Trace your shape. This sounds really simple but I tried for the better part of an hour trying to make it perfect. Take it from me and don't be a perfectionist, you'll probably mess it up a little bit when you're cutting it out anyway (I'm fine).
Step Two: Cut! An X-ACTO knife is really the way to go here, make sure you put your board over something that is okay to get scratched. You can use scissors but it's a bit of a hand workout and it will make the edges a little jagged.
Once you're all cut out, it's time for the real work to start.
Using a pencil, poke a hole where the stem of the flower should go and put a dot of hot glue over the hole, poke the stem through the hole, then hold in place for 5 seconds.
Repeat the last step until the whole shape is covered.
You'll probably have some gaps in between some of the petals, you can use the leaves that came with the flowers, fill in the spaces with paint, or use smaller flowers to fill the spaces.
I had some tiny flowers I got from Michaels in early spring that I used to accent some of the flowers and fill the space.
An optional step is to trace your shape (preferably before you put flowers on it but sometimes things aren't so simple) onto brown kraft paper or any pretty paper to cover the little holes left by the stems. Just hot glue the paper to the back and voila, your project looks neat and professional. Great job, you!
You can hang this by poking two level holes towards the top and stringing twine or fishing line and attaching them to nails, push pins, or c-hooks. I like to sit mine on top of my mantle but it would look good on top of a bookshelf or dresser too!
I hope you try this out! It's so simple to make, but it looks so beautiful and brightens up any space! If you have questions drop them in the comment section and I'll get back to you ASAP!