Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Floral Letters DIY Tutorial


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As requested, here's my floral letter how-to. I'm not the first to make flower letters, nor am I reinventing the wheel in my process - but I'm hoping this step by step tutorial will help you create your own, since so many of you have asked me to break it down for you! Back when we first signed the lease on our studio, I was browsing Pinterest for some DIY decor ideas, when I came across some floral letters that I loved, and decided to create my own. Only, I decided to spell out an entire word (see my original project, here), and without the original source for reference (which is one thing I hate about Pinterest), it was a little bit of trial and error.  Above, I broke it down step by step, but here are a few more tips that I learned along the way:

1. The larger paper-mache letters are easier to work with, unless you have teeny tiny flowers. I got mine at a local craft store (most have them in stock). You can also find some online.
2. Use the inside cardboard as a guide for how long to cut the stems - you don't want them to be too short or too long.
3. Don't waste the tiny flowers - they're great for filling in gaps! Utilize these by pulling them off the flimsy plastic and replacing them with cut pieces of wire. And pssst - dollar stores are great for cheap flowers. Believe me, it can get expensive elsewhere!
4. If you have any issues with flowers not staying, reinforce with glue. Have fun!

24 comments:

  1. Oooo this is perfect for My bestie's bridal shower in June!! I am loving it!
    Oh and one of Your insta photos will be featured in My post tonight ^_^ hope You check it!!!!
    -SJay
    The Chronic Dreamer

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  2. so cool!


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  3. This looks SO pretty and easy to put together! It's the perfect accent feature for spring decor or a baby nursery.

    Rita
    http://heyrita.co.uk

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  4. This is an interesting tutorial and it looks easy to do. Thank you for sharing!
    Have a lovely day
    Valentina
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  5. It's the paper mache letters that are hard to get! But this is a great idea, especially for some themed parties or christenings!

    Brigita
    http://www.lostinpattern.com/

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  6. These are so neat & beautiful! Looks like a fun DIY.

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  7. Such a creative idea!
    xo,
    Melissa
    MissyOnMadison.com

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  8. these are so adorable!!! i want to make them to spell out "ciao" and put in my entrance xx

    Natalie / Salt & Sail

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  9. This is the cutest! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. So adorable! Thank you for sharing!

    kaylahutchison.wordpress.com (Luna Faye Beauty)

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  11. Oh my gosh, I need to do this. They're so pretty~ thanks for posting this. :D

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  12. these are super cute :)

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  13. What a cute project! I just saw this on instagram and pinterest!

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    x Kellie

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  14. These are amazing! I'm definitely going to have to give these a go.

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