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{creating your own floral letter}

While creating my Little Monster’s new room for her fourth birthday I decided she needed a flowery letter A for her wall.  After looking at a bunch of options online, I decided I could make one myself completely from scratch.  This would give me the ability to control the size, the font, and the color.

What you will need to create your’s…

*the amount of these two “ingredients” will depend on the size of the floral letter you are creating.

I didn’t want a giant letter for her wall. So I picked my font and made it as big as it would go while still fitting on a sheet of 8.5×11 paper.

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This was the font I went with.  I printed it and then cut it out (does saying those words out loud make anyone else think of uncle joey from full house?  no?  just me?  alright then…).  I then lightly taped it down on the foam board and used my exacto to cut around the “stencil”. 

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I then took the card stock, I chose purple as that is my Little Monster’s favorite color (today anyway).  I cut it into two inch strips the long way.  I chose two inches because this was the size for me and what I wanted.  You could easily go thinner or wider, depending on the look you are going for.  I then took my hot glue gun and ran glue along the edge of the foam board a little at a time and stuck the card stock around the edge.  I left some hanging over the back and front, creating a marquee styled letter. 

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One strip of card stock was not long enough to go all the way around the letter, so there are spots where one strip ends and another begins.  I don’t mind this and from a distance it isn’t that noticeable.  Now that I have my marquee letter A finished, it’s time to pick my flowers.

I plucked the flower heads from their stems and started filling in my A.  Once I had a layout that I liked I started glueing them down with my hot glue gun.  I also included some leaves in the letter as well, as a filler. 

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So here it is ready for my Little Monster’s wall!  What do you all think?!  Not too hard to make right?!

I have also made a much larger floral letter since making this A.  My friends had a beautiful baby girl and I wanted to make them something for her nursery.  I created this large scale, cursive, floral L.  I love the size and, as difficult as the loopy cursive was, I love the way it looks.

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