DIY Floral Monogram

For Nané’s First Birthday, I really wanted to bring some living flora indoors for celebration, so I decided to make floral monograms with her name. It’s a super easy and fun project that the girls actually participated in and I loved the outcome. I bought my supplies (except for the flowers) on amazon and have linked the products, but you can get these at almost any craft store.

What you need:

  1. Cardboard Letter Monogram https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003P9ZNLE/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

  2. Floral Foam Blocks

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079828SPB/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

  3. Olfa Knife (or something similar)

    https://www.amazon.com/5003-Ratchet-Lock-Heavy-Duty-Utility-Knife/dp/B0006SJAR0/ref=asc_df_B0006SJAR0/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309807921328&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=5565146875933044966&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1018145&hvtargid=pla-423278798795&psc=1

  4. Greens/ flowers of your choice

What to do:

  1. Cut the top of the cardboard monograms with a sharp blade

  2. Remove the fill

  3. Cut the floral foam to size and fill the letters

  4. Arrange the flowers/ greens!

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Some things to keep in mind when picking your flowers/ greens:

scale: what’s the letter’s size and how big are your floral selections in proportion?

Personally I went with the smaller letters and waited a more filigree look, so I made sure most of my green selection had a lot of texture and was smaller scaled

color: this one is an obvious when it comes to flowers, but sometimes it’s not as obvious for when you chose greens. I wanted a mine to be more in the mint/ blue hues rather than the yellowish green so eucalyptus was a good choice for me.

diversity: i tries to incorporate big and small leafed plants to create varieties of textures and I also added some more vibrant green accents to accentuate the mint blue of the eucalyptus.

have fun with it! It’s hard to mess this up, enjoy it!

Freshness Tips:

Refrigerate: store your final in the fridge if you are not going to display it right away

Add Water: this will keep your flowers fresh for longer but do it minimally and only on the foam. Eventually this will soak into the cardboard and will start to warp the paper, so you’ll have to lean them against something fo support.

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