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Spring is a most awaited season especially if you live where I do where winter can be bitter cold. When green begins to show on the ground and on branches of trees, my heart smiles big time and well yeah I literally smile big, too. That means winter is over and the weather will just be awesome, I won’t need to wear layers and layers of clothes.
Bring the spring inside the home. I say that because I am not good at planting and sustaining the life of a plant. My cactus did not even last as long as it should! Why? I don’t know, I did not even sing to it.
Does the spring season inspire you?
Birds are chirping and the sun is bright, that alone is inspiring. So for a spring inspired craft, we will do a monogram diy.
This is so easy and inexpensive. Grab these materials :
Glue gun (hot glue)
Tile of faux plant
Wire edge ribbon 1 1/2″ wide
This is the tile of faux plant I bought from the Dollar store and the wire edge ribbon. You can use any color you want for the ribbon.
Use any cardboard, maybe from your pantry or a gift box like what I used here.
I picked the first letter of my last name which is A. You can decide to use the initial of your first or last name or if you are giving it as a gift then the recipient’s initial. Draw with pencil the letter on the cardboard. The ribbon is 1 1/2″ wide so measure your letter in the same dimension all through out.
Use a craft knife to cut out the inner part of the A…you know that triangular part
Then use scissors to cut out the full letter.
Use that letter cut out as a template to make another one to be used as a base later on.
Next up, cut out pieces of cardboard measuring 3/4″ x 2″.
Then try to mold and fold in a rolling manner just so it can be shaped properly.
Plug in your glue gun.
When they are bent and shaped like a roll, use hot glue to attach the edges to make it a cylinder form.
Then attach those cardboard cylinders using hot glue again to one of the letter cut-outs. Position them in corners and center.
Attach the other letter using hot glue.
Now we are ready to dress this naked letter. Grab your ribbon and cut enough length so you can cover the inner tip down to the bottom and top again. You will have to place hot glue at the edge of the cardboard and attach about 1/4″ of the ribbon.
I figured it would be smarter to start from the inner tip, like the tummy of the letter A. That’s if you were doing that letter but whatever letter you’re workin’ on make sure you have enough length for coverage . Practice first how you will place your ribbon before applying hot glue.
You only need to completely cover with ribbon the side and the top. No need to cover the bottom because we will be attaching the monogram from the back to the faux plant tile. I bought my artificial plant tile at the dollar store but if you don’t find anything like it, you can maybe get this.
Use hot glue to attach the letter to the faux plant tile.
Yay! We are done. Easy diy that will spruce up your home in a blink. Blink blink! You can hang it up on your door…
If you want it instead inside your home, I think it will still look gorgeous.
You can totally rock this!