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DIY floral letters

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Welp, since the cat is officially out of the bag on #ThompsonNumbaTwo 's name I thought it's due time I share this floral name DIY!


I loved having Hadley's name displayed over her crib in her nursery and wanted to do something similar in Nora's. I saw a bunch of floral letters on Pinterest (where else?!) and knew I could recreate something easily for her room!

What you'll need...

large paper mache letters
silk flowers
dry floral foam
fake moss, optional
x-acto knife
hot glue gun
floral scissors

I found all these supplies at our local Hobby Lobby.


Using the x-acto knife, cut around the front of each letter to remove the top surface. Once you can remove the top, pull out the inserts and clean up any rough edges. 


Next, take the dry floral foam and cut it up to fill the letters. If you stuff it in there tightly enough you may not even need to use the glue gun but feel free to reinforce with it. Since these letters are hanging up out of little hands reach (most of the time) I didn't use much glue.

Note to self, this dry foam is pretty nasty to inhale so I would make sure you're working in a well ventilated area and clean up any remnants once you're finished with it.


 Once the foam is set you can start prepping the flowers! 

I bought all sorts of large and small flowers because I wasn't really sure what was going to work best. In the end, I used mostly moss, small leaves and small flowers. I thought the bigger flowers really overwhelmed the letters and made them harder to read. 

I trimmed the flowers down so only a small bit of stem remained. I started gluing the moss down first and then covered the rest of the foam by sticking flowers in. 


If you have a lot of leftover flowers, like I did, then check out this DIY floral wall art to use up all the extra!


And there you have it! 

Beautiful, unique letters to decorate your room, bedroom door, wedding, business event or whatever your little heart desires :)


I'll post Nora's entire nursery tour soon! 

XO,

2 comments:

  1. I know this is an old post but I just came across it on Pinterest and love it so much! How did you hang them on the wall? Thanks!

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    1. Hi Kelsey :) I used some intense double sided tape but it actually was pretty damaging to our wall, so I do not suggest that! I would try the double sided command strips or mounting putty. Luckily, the letters are very light so it shouldn't be too hard!

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