diy floral monogram {a tutorial}

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I love the idea of taking a plain jane crafting item, in this case, simple paper mache letters, and turning it into something awesome. And, yes, these letters are easily improved by pulling out the good ole Mod Podge, but I wanted to do something a bit more….

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Materials:
paper mache letter
floral foam
fake florals
hot glue

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Step 1: Gather your materials. Using a sharp knife (and keeping your fingers out of the way!), carefully and slowly slice off the top layer of your letter. I used a bread knife, and it took about a minute or so. And, again, be careful! I don’t want to be responsible for any crafting-related ER visits:)

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Step 2: Using a butter knife (what is it with me and my use of knives in this project?), slice off pieces of your floral foam to insert into your letter. Hot glue these pieces firmly in place.

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Step 3: Take your fake florals and snip off the flowers, leaving about an inch or so of stem. Start placing them into your foam. As you can see, I started with the larger daisies, and then filled in with the smaller flowers.

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Cute, right? This is going to go over Eleanor’s crib in an off-white oval frame. I can’t wait to get it up!

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25 paper straw crafts

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In today’s crafty compilation, I’m sharing a collection of creative and outside-the-box uses for a relative newbie on the craft supply front- paper straws! Paper straws have been a trend for only a few years now, which is amazing considering how beloved they are now-it’s hard to imagine a gathering without them! Today, I’m sharing some of my favorite paper straw crafts and tutorials….let’s get started!

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Capture 432x600 25 paper straw craftsfabric and paper bracelet via mama miss

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100lc WS caketop.2 25 paper straw craftscake topper via 100 layer cake

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vase via amy krist

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straw frames via creative bag

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straw shadow puppets via handmade charlotte

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straw gift topper from papermash

Striped Straw Pinwheel Wreath Side 495x600 25 paper straw craftswreath via polkadots on parade

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straw kit via craft and creativity

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ornaments via nalles house

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garland via burlap+blue

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diy party blowers via minted

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hanging planters via brit & co

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snowflakes via unify handmade

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flag placecards via craft and creativity

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paper straw garland {a tutorial}

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Happy Tuesday, friends! While in Target the other day, I happened upon the Poppytalk Beach Picnic Collection…have you guys seen it? Lots of colorful, coordinated, and just-plain-happy entertaining pieces designed by the popular blogger herself. I purchased a couple of packs of the beautifully-designed paper straws, and took them home to play with. What I ended up with was a cute and glittery garland that’s perfect for a party backdrop, a mantle or anywhere else in your home that could use a bit of sparkle!

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Here’s the how-to!

Materials:
paper straws
glitter
Mod Podge
twine or string

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Step 1: Take your straws, and, using a sharp pair of scissors, cut them into pieces roughly 1.5″. Using a foam brush, apply Mod Podge to one tip of each straw piece. Dip in glitter and lay on parchment paper to dry.

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Step 2: Once dry, apply Mod Podge to the other end of each piece, dip in glitter, and lay on parchment paper to dry.

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Step 3: Once all pieces are coated with glitter and dry, string onto some twine or thin ribbon.

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And that’s it! Your  colorful, sparkly and fun garland is ready to be hung and admired.

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