Silk flowers and decorations made of them are undoubtedly among the top hits of the summer and spring, so we have come up with one for this season. We wanted to create a versatile, fun and yet elegant decoration, which would probably set your imagination free.
We have picked this easy-to-do blooming monogram in the shape of a letter “K”. We are going to make a unique, personalized book stand that can be hung on a wall or put on a desk.
TIP: When choosing the flowers, listen to your intuitions and to make your book stand truly unique, pick the colours that suit you the best.
We had a lot of fun making this piece and we hope you will, too.
- Paper mache letter “K”
- Oasis foam block
- White spray paint
- Box cutter
- Small silk flowers (ranunculus, rose, hydrangea, baby’s breath)
1. Prepare the Letter
Use the box cutter to carefully cut the top of the letter “K” off and remove the cardboard reinforcement from the inside. (If your knife is sharp enough, you can easily cut through the paper mache.)
2. Paint the Letter
Spray paint the letter. Do it outdoors or in a well-ventilated room, if possible. Let it dry for 10 minutes. Repeat this step twice to make sure that both the inside and the outside of the box is properly painted white.
3. Make the Planter
The flowers will be planted into oasis foam. Take a block and using the box cutter, divide it into five parts. Cut out two 1,2”×4” and two 1,2”×4,3” rectangles and a 1,5”×1,5”×1,5” triangle, all 1” high. (The sizes are calculated to fit a 8” letter ‘K’.)
4. Place the Cut-Outs
Insert the cut-outs into the letter and prepare the flowers. Group them based on their colour and kind.
5. Fill the Letter with Flowers
Cut the stems of the flowers, leaving only 2 cm to be able to place them into the foam properly. Fill the letter with flowers after your taste. The remaining empty spaces can be filled with hydrangea and baby’s breath.
6. You’re done!
When done, use this beauty to decorate any part of your apartment.