Post # 1
- Wedding: January 2009 - Church ceremony, country club reception
The ever so popular flowered letters!
I’m not sure where I first saw them, but I knew these letters were something I definitely wanted to DIY. So when I was home a few months ago, I ventured to a discount home and garden store where I bought lots of discounted fake flowers, and to Jo-Ann’s where I purchased our letters: J & R.
I searched high and low for peach colored flowers—but there weren’t any I liked! Then… lightbulb! Buy white and pink flowers and MIX THEM! Overall the effect was better than the peach I was looking for.
I pulled out all the flowers from the stems and removed those round green things you see on the bottom of each flower
Then punched holes in the letters with…
this random sharp metal tool I found in my dad’s toolbox. I stapled parts of the flowers not only to secure them, but to also place them where I wanted them to go.
I inserted each flower like this, and proceeded with the stapling
Here I was slowly coming along. I planned to paint the back and sides of the letters white before I started with the flowers, but I couldn’t wait to attach the flowers. The painting can come later.
Here is a close up of the R – this picture looks different because I touched it up w/ Picasa (my faaave).
Do you plan on using your initials at your wedding? Where will you put them?
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Post # 3
i really like your letters but i had a question and was wondering if anyone could answer if you wanted to hang intials on glass doors how would you go about doing soo???
Post # 4
Great tips! This is definatly a DIY project I will be doing too!
Post # 5
Ya! This looks amazing!! Thanks for the idea – I will have to check Jo-Anns for the cardboard letters!!
Post # 6
How much did you spend on all the flowers?
Post # 7
About how many flowers did you need? I know it probably depends on what your initials are, but does anyone have a ball park figure?
Post # 8
these are amazing!! i can’t wait to get started on mine!!! 😀 so excited you put this DIY up 🙂
Post # 9
@Countrybride: To hang anything on a glass door, I recommend getting those suction cups with a hook attached. (I’ve seen them at dollar stores, Walmart, etc.). I have some stained glass hanging on one in my kitchen as we speak.
Post # 10
I am definitely going to have to try this! I love the two different colors. 🙂
Post # 11
I did this project too a few weeks ago. I love the pink mix in it thought!
To save some money you can also hot glue these flowers onto a foam poster board…
I am hanging a door hanger on the door and using pretty and thick ribbon to hand it from the top of the door at the church..