DIY Flower Letter Tutorial

Spoiler Alert: This project is really easy & really amazing! I found it on Pinterest, and it looked SO pretty, I knew I had to try it. I made one for Pearl’s room as well as a friend who just had a new baby girl. It’s basically just a wooden letter (Or you can hand cut one out of cardboard for a cheaper version) with hot glued faux flowers all over it. It was so much fun to make, almost like playing tetris with flowers. Here’s what the finished product looks like:

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Here are some tips and photos on how to do this. First of all, I got my letter at Hobby Lobby. It was on sale for $15 (originally $30). SCORE! I went with the larger letter since it would be going on a pretty big wall. I also got all of my flowers there, and they were 50% off that day. Double score.


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I suggest buying more flowers than you need. You never know how much you’re going to use & what will look best. I over-bought and then returned what I didn’t need. In addition to flowers, make sure to get little fillers like small flowers & other shaped fillers that break up the monotony like this:

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Also tiny flowers & dried blossoms in different colors look excellent next to the larger flowers

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When you clip the flowers from the stems, clip them as close to the base of the flower as you can. We want the base of the flower to be as flat as possible, so it’s flush with the surface of the wood. Use wire cutters.

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A great tip to make your arrangement look natural and full is to clip off the leaves from the flower stems and hot glue them to the base of the letter, UNDERNEATH where you are going to put the flower, so it looks like the flower is growing off of the letter.

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Apply a generous amount of hot glue to the bottom of each flower and press gently to adhere it to the wood.

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It’s up to you how you want to space them out. You can do them super close together and fill the gaps with all kinds of stuff, or you can separate the flowers a bit & use more greenery in between. I used pearls & other little beads in between the P that I made. Here are some close ups

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Don’t forget to keep a bowl of cold water next to you for hot glue gun burns! Immediately stick the burnt finger in the cold water. It was a life saver for me!

Xo

Lisa O


Want to See Me Do Your Favorite Pinterest Pin?!

Ever see something on Pinterest that you really wanna try, but kinda wish someone you know did it first so you know it works/it’s worth your time? Look no further! Send me your favorite Pins on Pinterest….My account is

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Simply, follow me, then find a pin you want to see me do, and click SEND to send it to me! OR leave the link to the pin in the comments section of this post :)

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Happy pinning!

XO Lisa O


How to Make Lip Gloss out of a CRAYON!

So it seems I am on a bit of a crayon kick lately. Once you start searching pinterest for crayon ideas, the results are pretty much limitless. I discovered this amazing tutorial & I couldn’t believe how easy it was! Make your own lipgloss out of crayons and coconut oil!

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XO Lisa O


My Christmas Decorations!

Here are some photos of my Christmas decorations this year. I didn’t’ go all out because I barely got this much done with a sick toddler. It took me a week to decorate the tree, only. Lots of people ask me about the “fake snow” on my tree. It’s called “flocking”. When you get your Christmas tree, ask the seller if they do flocking. Most of them do. When you are choosing your tree for flocking, choose a tree that has more flat branches with some “gaps” and spaces. The snow looks better on them than a tree that is super full. My tree was custom flocked, so I asked for heavy on the top and medium-light towards the bottom, so it looks like natural snow fall. I used different ornaments that I’ve collected over the years. I prefer an array of ornaments rather than having everything match. I love a more homemade look rather than having something that looks like it’s in a department store. It’s just a preference for my own home, but I do enjoy all sorts of tree decorations! We also set up a smaller fake tree in the living room since we already had it. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to those of you who celebrate other traditions!

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