It's not too late! You can still make your Mama a cost efficient gift that won't take a whole lot of time. I was inspired by a project that I saw on Pinterest, or like my cousin likes to call it, "My best friend Pinny." Project "Blooming Monogram." It's so pretty and different, I wanted to give it a shot.
|Inspiration Site: Blooming Monogram|
The blog says to use an exacto knife and cut off the front of the letters. I actually just used it enough to get my fingers under it and then was able to pull it straight up for a clean break, better than with the knife.
|I also took the ends off the "I" to make it skinnier|
Then I used a hot glue gun to glue the flower foam in. Next I started sticking the flowers into it. The trick is not to get the flowers too big. Also, it's better if there's wire in the plastic to make it extra sturdy. I spray painted the laser cut frame outside moments before it rained- lucky me! And then glued the black cardboard to the back of the frame after the paint dried. Next I glued the letters on to the front using the special E600 magic glue.
In retrospect, I wish that they made the frame larger, or the letter blocks smaller. But unfortunately I don't rule the world (yet) and have to make due with what these crafter peeps make. The letters go onto the frame, but it gives it a popping effect I guess...
Here's the final presentation to the best Lil' Mommie in the whole wide world!!!