Part of bringing this blog back to life was the plan to include some of my other interests into the posts, non food related, to give me readers inspiration outside of cooking.
I’m sure most of ya’ll use, if not know about pinterest and how UH-MAZING it is. I spend more than enough time during my days off to plan out my next few projects to get me through the month. Going to the craft store has basically become a weekly routine. Instead of spending time in the gym to get fit for the summer, I get my exercise from walking up and down the isles at Jo Ann Fabrics plotting out what I want to invest my time and money into for the next pinterest encouraged project. I’m starting to get real good at crafting and soon I might try to sell some of my products…all depends on the feedback from my readers, so please let me know what you think!
This project was presented to me during a baby shower I worked back in January. The Event Coordinator took the time to make a monogram letter of the first initial for the soon to be baby girls name made from cardboard, which she then covered in scrapbook paper and decorated with artificial flowers. The letter was displayed as a center piece for the dessert table. I loved to appearance of this activity that I had to replicate it at home to use for decor in the house. When you live in an apartment, you need as much flare as possible to make the place look cute.
This project is a wonderful gift idea for a close girlfriend or to use for decor at a wedding/baby or bridal shower.
Total Time: 1 hour-ish
Mise en Place:
-1 Cardboard monogram letter of choice, size is up to you.
-Artificial flowers of choice (eye ball how many you will need based on side of letter. for this large letter I used 4 different flower types with approximately 2 per bunch.)
-1 Push pin or thumb tack
-Scrap book paper of choice (optional)
Method of Prep:
-First remove the head of each flower for the stems of the bunch. They should all easily pull off. Throw stems and leaves out.
-Starting from the top of the letter and working your way down, take the pin and punch 4 holes in a circle that will eventually open up a hole large enough to pop in the flower bud. Alternate different flowers and continue this motion all the way around the letter until complete. (This will tire your hands out quickly so give yourself breaks if you have to.)
-Once finished, turn letter around and using hot glue, cover the back and or sides with scrap paper for an added effect. This step isn’t necessary, it just adds a nicer effect to the blank areas such as the back of the letter that didn’t get covered.
-Display for decor. Enjoy!