Friday, August 23, 2013

DIY Floral Monogram

I'm sure by now everybody has seen this awesome diy project by Urbanic Paper. It's been floating around on Pinterest the last couple of months and last night I decided I was gonna give it a go! Here's my version of the diy floral monogram.
 

Project Materials
- Paper maché letter
- Hot glue gun
- Floral blooms
- Exacto knife
- Foam insert (optional- gives height to your floral blooms)



Project Instructions
- Hollow out your paper maché letter using your exacto knife to remove the front of your letter.
- Trace your letter onto foam and cut out the foam letter
- Insert the foam letter into your paper maché letter
- Use your hot glue gun to adhere the floral blooms to your foam insert
- Enjoy your gorgeous new monogram!

Tips
- If you want your blooms to sit entirely inside of your letter, skip the foam letter insert. I liked the texture of having some of the flowers exceed the depth of the letter so I used some scrap foam that came with my new Ikea expedit shelves!
-If you have a co-ed household you may wanna stick with less feminine colored bloom. Stephen was glad I didn't use pink and red flowers to fill our letter haha.

I was really pleased with my diy floral monogram. It took me about an hour to complete- mostly because it takes me so long to figure out the best order in which to place my blooms. The designer in me wants to make every floral project absolutely perfect. It took me a while to find paper maché letters because Michael's doesn't sell them. I finally found them at Hobby Lobby and was delighted at all the possibilities.


What craft project are you taking on this weekend?

12 comments:

  1. Showing you some love on the blog today! Hope you have a great weekend, my friend!

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    1. Oh, you're so sweet Jessah. Thank you!

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  2. Very cool. I don't know how I missed the original on pinterest (as I am a little addicted). But I like yours better! In fact I'll add this to my pinterest craft board.

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    1. Thank you so much Brianna- I'm glad you found my blog :D Pinterest is definately the root cause of "lost time" now days. I can get lost for hours exploring new ideas and crafts haha. I hope you try it out! If you do, let me know how it goes :)

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  3. Oh WOW! That looks so cool! I love it - and would be thrilled if you had the chance to share it at our new mega-party Work it Wednesday if you haven't already. Each link will be shown on 4 blogs! Work it Wednesday

    - Krista @ the happy housie

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    1. Thanks for the invite Krista, I left a link :)

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  4. How pretty! This would be such a great idea for wedding reception decor. Thanks for sharing! Pinned :)
    ~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

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    1. I hadn't even thought of that but you're right! Thanks for reading :D

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  5. Can you please tell me where you buy the flowers at? I'm doing this project for a family member and need it done before Christmas! I'm desperate to find out where to get the flowers for this!

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    1. Thanks for reading Montana! You can find flowers at Michael's craft stores or Hobby Lobby. Both of which I highly reccommend. You can find 40% off coupons on their websites too and use them in store. If neither of those are available to you, you can also find gorgeous silk flowers at Joanne's craft and fabric store but I tend to stay away from there because their flowers are far more expensive than the ones at Michael's and Hobby Lobby. Good luck on your project!

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    1. Thanks for reading Montana! You can find flowers at Michael's craft stores or Hobby Lobby. Both of which I highly reccommend. You can find 40% off coupons on their websites too and use them in store. If neither of those are available to you, you can also find gorgeous silk flowers at Joanne's craft and fabric store but I tend to stay away from there because their flowers are far more expensive than the ones at Michael's and Hobby Lobby. Good luck on your project!

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