Wool Flower Monogram Letter
This was my big project this week, making my little niece Emily a flower letter to hang in her room. It was a very daunting task but it was worth every little square I cut out. I found the idea on this blog and had to try it out myself.
First let me start with how I made the letter. I tried to buy a paper mache letter already made at the craft store but could not find one big enough and I did not have the patience to order one online. So I made my own. I used cardboard, straight razor, and a pencil for this part of the project.
1. Start with a thick piece of cardboard and trace or draw you letter, and using a razor or heavy duty scissors cut out 2 letters.
2. I found some little plastic cups we had in the cabinet and glued them to one of the letters. When it dried I added glue to the edge of the cups making a sandwich with the second letter. Make sure the letters are aligned.
3. Next I wrap the letter with a layer of the wool to make it look like a box letter. Trace the letter onto the wool twice and add an extra 2" for it to wrap around. Cut the fabric, wrap letter, and glue with a hot glue gun. Turn and do it to the other side. Bottom line - just wrap it like a big Christmas present.
4. Once my letter E was ready I began cutting and tracing out literally hundreds of little flowers. I made a cardboard cutout of a flower with six petals and traced it on the wool.
5. The fun part is actually gluing the flowers on the letter. All you need is scissors and a hot glue gun. Fold the flower in half and then in half again and cut off the tip. Put some hot glue to the bottom and apply. I took pics of my sister making a pin with some red wool so you could see how easy it is............
This is 100 flowers, so I had to get back to tracing and cutting flowers again. I think total I used about 150-170 little flowers - wowsers!!!
For the finished product I got a 1/2 yard of hot pink ribbon and hot glued it to the back of the letter to hang it on the wall.
And voila - the happy little girl with the wool flower hanging on her wall!!!!!
In total the project only cost me $7.50 for the fabric and $1 for the ribbon, but I put in about 8 hours of work.