A few weeks ago, I was at my local Dollar Tree and I found some surprisingly nice looking fake flowers. I grabbed up a few bunches for crafty purposes, naturally! This weekend, Maddie and I got to work on a cute idea I’ve seen floating around for a while now — floral monograms!
It’s a very simple project that only took about half an hour. It was great to spend some time with my girl and give her a chance to have some creative say in how her “M” looked.
Here’s what you need:
- A variety of fake flowers — I purchased mine at The Dollar Tree. (Wasn’t in the mood to make felt flowers, to be perfectly honest, but that is another adorable option!)
- 3D Paper Mache Letter
- Exacto Knife
- Hot Glue
- Felt (optional, but helpful)
Here’s what you do:
Use your exacto knife to carefully cut out the front of your letter, leaving it hollow.
Trace and cut out felt to fit in your letter, then glue it inside. It’s okay if it is too big or too small — no one will see it. The felt should help with keeping the flowers in place. Another layer or two would help add a little height if you are using smaller flowers.
Choose your flower arrangement and start gluing!
Voila! They turned out pretty cute, I have to say.
Maddie loves her creation and it fits right in with her uber girly decor. ;)
And we had to make one for Roo Boo too. She couldn’t care less, but I love it. :)