Monday, November 7, 2011

Floral Letter How-To

I'm wayyy overdue for the Southern Charm party wrap-up but it's coming... There were just so many DIYs that I have to start somewhere! First up? The floral letter tutorial (or toot-toot my own horn tutorial. WHAT?! Hard work and glue-burned fingers deserve a little pat on the back).

For the entrance, I had pinwheels and a floral letter T (for Tammy and her soon-to-be last name, Turner) hanging on the gate. 

I was just so proud of how pretty it turned out:

Here's how you make it:

1. Purchase Supplies - foam core board, a variety (I got $12 worth) of flowers from the Dollar Store, hot glue gun and glue, scissors, and ribbon for hanging.

2. Trace your shape onto the foam core(letter or number or character).

3.  Use the scissors to cut the shape out.  Note: don't worry about cutting it perfectly, the flowers will cover the edges.

4.  Remove flower heads from stems.  Note: artificial flowers have a large plastic backing used to attach to the stem. For some of the flowers used, it was necessary for me to remove this backing so the flower would lay flat and NOT expose the poster board.  Before removing the plastic be sure the flower head will keep its shape.  Some are layered and require more work when the back is removed...

5. Cover the board (NO GLUING YET) with the flowers. This helps to plan what flowers go where and will let you know if you don't have enough and if you need to cut the shape down.

6.  Once your shape matches your amount of flowers, glue glue and GLUE the flowers to the foam core board.

7.  Flip the shape over.  Glue the ribbon to the back (either for a bow or a loop).

ENJOY the fabulous floral shape at your next event.  Wouldn't it look fab at an entrance or above a focal table or hanging on a backdrop for a photo-op? The possibilities are endless AND, after the party, guests of honor can use it for their own door decor OR hang it in their home!

Easy and fabulous... Let me know how yours turns out.  Tammy LOVED HERS!

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1 comment

  1. Love this! It's a great statement piece that will be the talk of party for years to come.


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