Let’s be honest, it is a beautiful thing when you walk into a craft store and they’re having an amazing sale. This is exactly what happened to me Sunday when I decided it was time to start getting a few decorations for my daughter’s upcoming birthday. We’re keeping things simple this year, but one thing was certain, I really had my heart set on trying my hand at making flower numbers. So with all of the spring flowers on sale at my craft store, all I can say was… #winning.
I was actually kind of intimidated when I first started thinking about this particular DIY, but it turns out it’s actually a very impressive looking project for very little effort. Which is definitely my kind of project. Score!
This project works for any number or letter you want, and while ours is for a birthday party, it would also be adorable for any nursery or spring decoration you’re going for.
What you’ll need for this project:
- Wooden number (or letter) of choice
- Hot glue gun
- Wire cutters
- Flowers galore!
*I would recommend overestimating on how many flowers you need. There’s nothing worse than getting halfway through a project and realize you’re coming up short on supplies. Take your number/letter with you when looking at flowers to see how many you’ll need.
Alright, let’s do this!
While your hot glue gun is warming up, go ahead and start clipping your flowers. Cut as close to the flower head as possible without ruining the actual flower. The less stem you have on your flower the flatter it will sit against the number.
And make sure to hang onto the leaves. Those will be your best friend during this project because they fill up space. Don’t want to go to all this trouble to have any wood peeking through your arrangement.
*I found it helpful to leave a few flowers uncut and set aside. This way I had spares after I started gluing available to me in case I needed extra help filling in the gaps where leaves weren’t cutting it.
Before you start gluing, go ahead and play with the arrangement of your flowers. You don’t have to commit to your placement, but you want a general idea of where your flowers are going. This will also give you a chance to see if you may be coming up short on how many flowers you have.
Now get to gluing! I found it easiest to glue my largest flowers first and worked around them, adding leaves and smaller flowers around them to fill in the space between. But you do you on this one.
Keep gluing your flowers and leaves till you can’t see your base anymore. Once your base is completely covered you’re all done!
Feeling extra crafty?! You can also add a pretty ribbon to the back of this project if you want to be able to hang your latest beautiful creation!
Thank goodness for flower sales, because I just love how this project turned out! Delicate and feminine, and completely and utterly spring! Exactly what I was hoping for. Hopefully, our daughter will think it’s just as fun.
Don’t forget to put pictures of your projects on Instagram and tag @settlinginsawdust so I can see how they turned out! I love getting to know you better and see what awesome projects you have going on.