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. :)
A few weeks back, I shared this big fat random rhino head I found on clearance at Target for a few bucks. I loved it, but wasn’t quite sure how Ruth would react to it being in her bedroom. Well, I’m here to update you on this delightful experience.
I mounted it above her bed and Ruthie immediately rejected it with extreme prejudice. So I took it down. Then I put it back up the next day because it looked really cute up there above her crib with the other little things I have on the wall and I had to give it another shot, dang it! Well, duh, Ruthie noticed it again when I put her to bed and immediately got all rude about it. So I gave up and took it down again. I tried. And I guess I can understand not wanting some big rhino staring at you while you’re trying to sleep.
(I can’t lie; When I first opened it, I held it up to my face and said, “HIIII Ruthieeeee!” in a deep voice and I think I freaked her out. That might have something to do with why she hates it so much. HMM…)
So anyway, this is where Ruby the Rhino is hanging out today, way on the other side of the room from where Ruthie sleeps, above the dresser:
Recognize her headband? lawlz
I had to make a new spot for her and she’s kind of off to the side up on that wall, but it’ll do. To be perfectly honest, all those little frames have been adjusted so carefully and strategically in that formation because they’re hiding about 40 nail holes I’ve made in that wall over the years. The rhino is covering several as well. I’ve never patched a wall in my life, but I guess I should try at some point since I’ve butchered nearly every wall in my home with all the times I’ve rearranged my stuff!
Rearranging wall decor is like therapy to me though. I do it more than what I’d consider normal. It just keeps things fresh around here!
This little thing I threw together in about 2 minutes because I had that empty frame and needed to cover some more nail holes. Scrapbook paper + laser cut wood quote (from Michael’s) = easy decor!
Now before I go, I just have to keep it real. Because this is what a toddler’s room ACTUALLY looks like:
Sooo, I’ve been a bum and haven’t even done anything remotely crafty for the past few months. Maybe it has something to do with using most of my free time
taking care of my two children practicing dance moves on YouTube that are clearly not meant for white girls to be attempting, I don’t know. It’s called having your priorities in check. And don’t even pretend like you’ve never watched a dance video online and busted a move in your living room, ESPECIALLY if you’re a white girl. Let’s be real here… most of us white girls can’t dance. But we do try to our little off-beat-heart’s content and for that we get an A for effort. And Awkwardness.
Where was I? Before I had Jack though, I was on a little crafting spree so I thought I’d share a few of the simple little projects I did actually complete before I lost myself in all those booty pops.
I wanted something to fill the space on the little blank wall in our bedroom, so when I spotted these cardboard butterfly sticker things at Michael’s for like $3, I figured I could make them work somehow. They’re slightly raised and more thick than a normal sticker so the effect isn’t as juvenile as you’d expect. Or maybe it is, whateva. I like em.
Next we have a moss covered letter. The “W” stands for my maiden name, being that I was going to make something else with it and give it to my mom like 2 years ago and never got around to it. Daughter fail. Anyway, I basically just hot glued clumps of moss to a wooden letter.
Me caveman. Me do simple projects.