(Closed) How do I make these?

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I haven’t made these with flowers but I made them from moss. I used carboard letters I bought from Hobby Lobby. I then bought spray adhesive & sprayed; let it air dry a bit to get tacky; then stick the moss on. It was really easy but kinda messy. I’m sure it would be about the same process with the flowers. It’s super easy. But the spray adhesive is kinda pricey. I’d check into ordering it online or something.

Post # 5
832 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

those are beautiful!! ive been looking for a good tutorial to do those with tissue, but havent come across one! hopefully it wont be too hard (:

Post # 6
93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

If you look on this website’s DIY section, there was another bride that showed the process and where she bought her wooden initials.

Post # 7
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I was at Michael’s the other week… wait, it might of been AC Moore… shoot.  Anyway, if you have either, check them out.  They had styrofoam letters there.  I remember because I considered getting the letters for love and hanging them on shepherds hooks along our aisle.  I’m still thinking about it actually.  But they were kinda pricy from what I remember.  I don’t know about a tutorial, I was hoping it was as easy as sticking the silk flowers in and glueing them down.

Post # 8
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Cherryblossom and coconut both did floral initials  check the archives

Post # 9
6 posts
  • Wedding: June 2009

I can’t remember which bee I followed but I had a lovely purple initial for decoration. I got a large cardboard letter from Jo-Ann, snipped off the heads of some artificial hydrangea flowers, and hot-glued them to the letter. I hung it from the front door with a thick satin ribbon. It looked great! The secret was to use enough flowers and group them together closely.

Post # 11
1067 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Oooh pretty! I might borrow this idea from you!

Post # 12
818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I made flower initials for our wedding, using styrofoam sheets and fake flowers. I drew the letters out on computer paper first and when I liked how they looked, I traced it onto the styrofoam and cut them out with a kitchen knife. I was able to just stick the flowers in, but if any seemed loose, a little bit of hot glue fixed the problem. Also, when my mom accidently broke our W in half, the hot glue fixed it right up. The DIY section here has a good tutorial. If you have any specific q’s, feel free to PM me! I could send you a pic if you want. Our letters were D and W.

Post # 13
143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I did them! I didn’t do the large 24″ ones, but rather 10-12″ ones I bought from Hobby Lobby for $1.77 each. I chose to go smaller because the doors are not huge. They are cardboard, so I painted them black (cheap black acrylic paint works fine). Then I cut the heads off silk flowers I bought from  Michaels (buy 1, get 1 free) – any flowers you pick is great, just keep it to 2-3 types. I used tight renunculas (sp?) & some other white fluffy flower. Then you simply hot glue each on. Some I glued on at an angle, & others straight facing up. When they are done, I glued some hanging wire to the back, and strung our green ribbon through. Have fun with it!

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