DIY Flower Letter

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Maybe it's because it's Spring and we have the prettiest flowers growing in our yard, but I am totally obsessed with all of the flowers lately. I went to Michael's and literally found 994 projects that I wanted to do (OK, maybe not LITERALLY that many, but it was a lot, you guys). And one of my most favorites so far was making this pretty little DIY Flower letter. I actually gave it to my sister for her birthday.

Here's how to make it a pretty lil' DIY flower letter.

(See below for printable version that you can take to the store with you! And have as easy access while you're DIYing!)

supplies flower letter

What you'll need:

Artificial moss/grass letter -- I found these at Michael's and they had a ton of them. They were on sale though and I can't seem to find them on their website

Artificial flowers of your choice -- pick flowers that can easily be taken off the stems. Also aim for different shapes, sizes, color. But nothing too huge.

Tacky glue

Paint brush

Scissors

What you'll do:

flower letter

1.Pluck the flowers off of the stems.

You want to leave the little plastic part because that's what you'll need to attach it to the letter.

hole flower letter

glue flower letter

secure flower letter

2.Attach a flower to the letter.

I did this by using the end of the flower to make a small hole. Be careful because you don't want to make the whole too big. I used the end of a paint brush to put some glue in the hole. Then I put the flower in the hole and held if for a few seconds. It will be a little jiggly, but it should dry fine (as long as it's not falling out).

making flower letter

3.Continue to cover the letter, alternating with different flowers.

Then I just continued to attach flowers to the letter the same way I did in step #2. I made sure to alternate the colors and shapes so it looked bright, fun, and colorful. If you're worried about "free handing" the design, you can map it out before hand as well.

finished flower letter

4.Let dry.

I let it sit overnight to dry. However, I don't think it needs that long. It will likely just need a few hours. I didn't have to wrap it until the next day and always figure a little extra drying time is never a bad thing.

Now you have a pretty little DIY flower letter that you can give away as a present or keep for yourself.

Why I love this:

It's super versatile. You can do any letters or words you like. I really wanted to make a J & C, but they didn't have all of the letters at my Michaels. And, well, if you saw our house you would know that I do not need any more letters. The one time that I actually wish we shared a last name.

It's quick and easy with very, very pretty results. Even the most novice DIYer can DIY the heck out of this project.

It takes minimal supplies and clean up. And who doesn't love that?

DIY Flower Letter
Artificial moss/grass letter -- I found these at Michael's and they had a ton of them. They were on sale though and I can't seem to find them on their website Artificial flowers of your choice -- pick flowers that can easily be taken off the stems. Also aim for different shapes, sizes, color. But nothing too huge. Tacky glue Paint brush Scissors
Ingredients
  • Artificial moss/grass letter -- I found these at Michael's and they had a ton of them. They were on sale though and I can't seem to find them on their website
  • Artificial flowers of your choice -- pick flowers that can easily be taken off the stems. Also aim for different shapes, sizes, color. But nothing too huge.
  • Tacky glue
  • Paint brush
  • Scissors
Instructions
  1. Pluck the flowers off of the stems.
  2. You want to leave the little plastic part because that's what you'll need to attach it to the letter.
  3. Attach a flower to the letter.
  4. I did this by using the end of the flower to make a small hole. Be careful because you don't want to make the whole too big. I used the end of a paint brush to put some glue in the hole. Then I put the flower in the hole and held if for a few seconds. It will be a little jiggly, but it should dry fine (as long as it's not falling out).
  5. Continue to cover the letter, alternating with different flowers.
  6. Then I just continued to attach flowers to the letter the same way I did in step #2. I made sure to alternate the colors and shapes so it looked bright, fun, and colorful. If you're worried about "free handing" the design, you can map it out before hand as well.
  7. Let dry.
  8. I let it sit overnight to dry. However, I don't think it needs that long. It will likely just need a few hours. I didn't have to wrap it until the next day and always figure a little extra drying time is never a bad thing.