DIY | Floral Letters

10.16.2014
If you follow me on Instagram, you already can tell how much I love fresh flowers. I try my best to have them around my home at all times. Flowers can immediately transform my mood and instantly put a smile on my face. A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of working with Staci and Niki. They are the talent behind Urban Botanicals, an LA based floral design company. I fell in love with their design style and was excited to create this floral letter tutorial with them. They’re perfect for gift giving and for events! Can’t wait to make more for my friends. Find the full tutorial after the break...

Materials: 
Flowers (we used: succulents, ranunculus, roses, and dahlias)
Cardboard (or Metal) Marquee Letter (similar here)
Scissors
Clippers
Wet Floral Foam
Thick Floral Stem
Wire Plastic
Floral Lining
Box Cutter

Steps: 
1. If you are using a cardboard letter, cut off the top of the letter using a box cutter.
2. Line your letters with floral lining. If you prefer to go without lining, opt for metal marquee letters instead.
3. Pierce the bottom of succulents with floral wire, in prep for step 7.
4. Fill a clean sink with lukewarm water. Submerge the floral foam blocks in the water and wait for them to sink to the bottom. 
5. After the blocks have been soaked, use a knife to trim the pieces to fit inside the letters. Be careful when handling the foam - it's very delicate.
6. Measure a floral stem against the side of the letter, then trim the stem at a sharp angle and insert into the foam.
7. Start arranging!  Start from wherever you'd like, and fill it up with flowers and succulents from there.  *To make flowers last, spray occasionally with water. Enjoy!

Thanks again to the girls of Urban Botanicals for collaborating with me and teaching me so much about flowers!   Hope everyone enjoys this DIY!

4 comments:

Jessica Rose said...

These are gorgeous....If I were getting married....I'd make this and have them all around the venue!!

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Roxanne said...

I have to show these to my mum, she loves making floral arrangements.

xox
Roxanne
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staci said...

So much fun!! Excited for another DIY soon! xo

Sherrie said...

So lovely! Can't wait to try!

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