Dorm Decor DIY: Floral Letters

Floral Letters

I found this idea on Pinterest a few month ago, and wanted to put it to the test for my future dorm room! It definitely didn’t turn out the way I expected, but honestly, that’s not always a bad thing when it comes to DIYs. I liked how it turned out, and if you want to know I did it then keep reading!

I bought these paper mache letters at Hobby Lobby when they were on sale. It was a nice little money saver finding these on a deal. The first thing you need to do is remove the top layer of the letter. It was really easy just get a knife in the sides and get it off without any problems. There will also be some more paper inside, but you will also want to remove it. Another way to do this DIY is just gluing letters to the top layer, so that’s another option!

Floral foam is surprisingly affordable, I got this huge pack of it for $5! You don’t need very much of it either. The foam that I bought was a little too thick, so I had to slice it in half and then in half again to get it to the right level in my letter. You want to only cover half of the height of the letter so there is room for the flowers! After you get the pieces to fit, hot glue them to letter to keep them secure.

Then it is time to arrange your flowers! I went with a pink, blue, and white theme to match my room. I wish I would have used a few different flowers, but with the method I used I can easily switch them out. I bought these all at my local dollar tree, and yes they do look like fake flowers, but they were very cost effective at only being $1 for about five to six flowers in a bunch. You need to cut these down so the stems are short enough to place in the floral foam, then just arrange how you want. The flowers will stay in the foam without any glue, so you can rearrange to your heart’s desire! The only thing I glue in was the leaves because they were not sticking very well. But that’s about it! I plan on adding some pieces of ribbon so that I hang them on command hooks once I get to school



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