I think this is my favourite letter tutorial of all the ones I did. There’s something beautiful about letters absolutely covered in flowers! For the best effect, choose beautiful fluffy, large petaled flowers. We chose daisies but you could also use carnations, hydrangeas, or even simple moss!
What you’ll need:
- Wire letters from Typo at CottonOn
- Florist’s foam (available at Spotlight)
- Florist’s wire
- Plenty of your favourite bloom.
Using the floral wire, create a structure for your foam (so it has something to hold it in place).
After soaking your foam in water as instructed on the packet, cut it down using a knife and fit it into your letter frame.
Sculpt the foam to the shape of your letter using your knife. It doesn’t matter if it looks a little ugly right now, you’ll cover it with blooms!
Begin pushing your flower heads into the foam. If you have trouble not crushing the flowers, prepare a little hole with a skewer. Make sure you tightly pack the blooms so that none of your floral foam shows through.
Tie a coordinating ribbon to the top of your letter and hang.
I love the look of these on church doors, a tree near your ceremony or even beautiful wrought iron gates. The blooms make the letters look so beautiful and are a lovely compliment to a flower filled celebration.
Photography by Polka Dot Bride