Putting the finishing touches on Miss Ava’s nursery has been a longer process than I had originally planned. The past few months have been so busy I’ve struggled to find time to work on the 3,000 projects I have in mind.
Luckily Adam had a few days off work due to the long weekend, so I was finally able to get a jump on her gallery wall. I knew wanted a monogram to be the focal point, but wasn’t sure how I wanted to execute it. So as per usual, I consulted the ever so trusty Pinterest, and decided on a really cute floral one.
There are a few different ways you can make these, but I chose the simplest and most time efficient method. All in all the project took less than an hour to complete, and I’m pretty satisfied with the end result!
I started by tracing out my letter on a piece of cardboard that I had purchased at the Dollar Store. You can also use a store bought wooden letter, but I couldn’t find any that were the right size. I then cut it out using a box cutter. Don’t worry about perfecting your lines, they’re going to be covered anyway.
After cutting out your letter, you simply use a hot glue gun to secure the flowers in whatever pattern you’d like! I do however suggest buying more flowers than you need. You never know how much you’re going to use or what will look best. In addition to flowers, make sure to get little fillers like small flowers and greenery to break up the monotony.
Pro tip: When you clip the flowers from the stems, clip them as close to the base of the flower as you can. You want the base of the flower to be as flat as possible, so it’s flush with the surface of the letter. Use wire cutters if necessary.
It’s up to you how you want to space them out. You can do them super close together and fill the gaps with all kinds of stuff, or you can separate the flowers a bit and use more greenery in between. The possibilities are endless!
I will post photos of the completed gallery wall on a future post, so stay tuned! And happy crafting!