Today's Everyday Flowers, aren't so everyday. These fresh floral letters are pretty fancy, but making them is super easy! I whipped up the GBS above for a fun styled shoot for the ladies of Go Blog Social. But they'd be perfect for so many occasions, baby or bridal showers, weddings, birthdays, you name it. Plus depending on what type of flowers you use, they can be hardier than you think. Carnations and mums are an excellent choice, they can last for days out of water and still look fresh and lovely. All of the flowers used in this step by step were purchased at my local grocery store.
- Foam board
- An Xacto knife and pencil
- Floral shears
- Hot glue gun, and glue sticks
- Fresh flowers. All of the flowers for this DIY were purchased at my local grocery store and Costco, except the anemones (white flowers with black centers). I bought about five bunches of flowers, which could make two or possibly more 12 inch letters. The flowers I bought: 2 different colors of a dozen roses, light pink spray roses, yellow button mums, and monte casino (daisy like flower), and pink carnations.
Your first step will be to cut out your letter. I free handed mine, but if you need a little help, dowload a template of a letter, print and trace. Or buy pre-made paper mache or wooden letters from a craft store like Hobby Lobby, or Joanne's.
To prep your flowers simply cut the flower heads as close to the bloom as possible. You want to create as flat a surface as possible, which will help give you more are to adhere to the letter. Turn on your glue gun at this point as well so it can begin warming.
After you have your letter and flowers prepped, begin gluing the blooms to your letter (and excuse my gross looking glue gun, it's covered in moss from previous projects). Start with your largest blooms first, such as the roses and carnations. Then follow behind, filling in with your medium blooms, and then use your smallest to fill any remaining bare spots.
Once your letter is all filled in with blooms you can add a hanger on the back with ribbon or wire. Or just use it free standing. I decided to use my E for my little Eleanor's one month birthday pictures. See what a fun addition it makes?
Hope you've enjoyed Everyday Flowers Number Four. I hope you'll try your hand at creating your own fresh floral letters or shapes for your next special occasion. See more floral projects in the Everyday Flowers category, and happy Spring!
xo ~ Emily