Bust your flower stash with this fun and easy DIY Flower Monograms project that anyone can do!! Our Girl Scout troop organized a luau themed camp over the summer for some of the other troops in our area. Each troop was to decorate an EZ-Up tent with luau and tropical themed decor. Since we're crafty and on a budget, we thought about making our troop number in cutout numbers with flowers all over them. They turned out great! I busted through much of my super old Prima flower stash and the girls all loved making the fun numbers, gluing all of those flowers on. If you don't have a stash or Prima flowers, you can get dollar store silk flowers and take them apart, gluing each flower individually, or you can diecut flowers from paper, felt, or fabric.

DIY Troop Numbers for Girl Scouts with Prima Flowers by Jennifer Priest

Supplies:

  • Cardboard Boxes
  • Scissors
  • Craft Knife
  • Self Healing Craft Mat
  • Marker
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Paper, Silk, or Diecut Flowers
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Foam Paint Brush

First, write the word or number that you want to make out of flowers onto a large piece of cardboard. Then, draw a block letter outline around the letter or number. Consider the size of the letters that you want and choose a piece of cardboard slightly larger. We drew our numbers on used Priority Mail Boxes – they were a great size, about 14″ long, and we kept the boxes out of the trash by upcycling them. We used Westcott scissors and craft knives to cut the numbers out of the cardboard, laying the numbers on a self healing mat, also from Westcott, to do the cutting. Then, each girl in the troop painted one of the numbers a solid color with acrylic craft paint and a foam paint brush. The paint will help cover any logos on the cardboard and also fill in any spots the flowers don't cover. If you look closely, you can see the 3 is pink, the 1 is yellow, and the 7 is blue. Next, the girls glued the flowers all over the numbers with a hot glue gun. Easy peasy!

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Katie was kind enough to snap this pic for me during all the chaos of the camping trip. You could totally make these to hang on a wall in your bedroom, for your kids' teacher in her classroom, or even in your office, to brighten things up! I think I might do the word “JOY” for Christmas with poinsettia….how about you?

 

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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