It’s no secret that I love crafting up DIYs, so when the fab Emily from Isn’t That Charming suggested we pull together a monthy DIY-off (that’s now a thing, by the way) with Brynn from Chartreuse & a Twist, I was so game. Each month will have a theme and a budge–May’s theme was flowers, naturally!
I’m really into decorative monograms lately, and I wanted to create a bright, summer-y option that varied from the usual tin ones. This project is super simple, and easy to customize–you could do the letters in all one shade or flower (white would be super pretty for a wedding or party!). Simply buy cardboard 3D letters and cut off the tops using a exacto knife (but please, be careful with your fingers!). You can paint the other sides of the letters if you’d like, or leave them the brown cardboard shade.
Purchase a large block of floral foam, and cut pieces to fit within the letters–you might need to trim some of the thickness as well, because you don’t want the foam showing above the end of the cardboard.
Do your best to fill all spaces of the letter–you’re going to want to make it as snug as possible! It should stay in letter by itself, but if not, you can use a little hot glue gun action to attached the foam to the inside of the letter.
Next up? Grab your big bushel of flowers! Obviously, you’ll want them to be faux–fresh ones will not last more than a day. Pull or cut each bloom off of their stems–you’re going to want to leave about a half an inch of stem below the bloom to stick into the foam. Spreading out the flowers, poke each into the floral foam until the letters are completely filled.
These make me so happy every time I look at them–so fun, right?
p.s. The sweet Luci featured me on her blog this past weekend. Pay her a visit and check it out!