Months ago I ordered wood letters to place on my rustic ladder shelf. Well, I finally got around to decorating them! Today I’m going to share how I created beautiful wood letters covered with paper flowers. These are great for shelf decor in your living room, office, or even larger versions for walls in nurseries. I’ll also share some free rolled paper flower cut files along with several different stems of leaves.
Today is our monthly Sustainable Craft Challenge hosted by the lovely Julie of Sum of Their Stories. Each month we come together to bring you a project with a sustainable twist. That might be by through reusing old projects for a new purpose, making things we can reuse that will replace purchased items, or using up our craft stash (sometimes in new and unique ways) so that we do not have to purchase new items. Our theme this month is flowers. Can you see where that comes in in my project?! This month I used items that have been in my craft stash for up to eight years (WHAT?!), and only bought my wood letters (and that was months ago lol!). Stick around after the post where you will find the other beautiful flower projects shared by the talented ladies on the hop. Trust me, you won’t want to miss them!
Supplies for wood letters with rolled paper flowers:
- wood letters– I used 6″ wood letters.
- cardstock in various colors
- gold metallic cardstock
- chalk paint
- hot glue gun & glue
- craft glue (This pack with dotting styluses would help you apply the glue to the thin leaves and would help roll the flowers!)
- BBQ skewer or other pointy, thin object
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Paint the wood letters with chalk paint.
I used Folk Art’s coral chalk paint on my N and their elephant gray on the R.
I pulled these colors from my new rug that I absolutely love! It’s mostly the peachy-coral, with navy, beige, and gray patterns and rosettes throughout. It’s washable which is the best stinkin’ part! It came folded, so it still has the folds in it. Can’t wait ’til they smooth out so you can see it actually in my complete living room! This is just a quick photo of when we were rolling it out.
Download paper flowers cut files.
For personal use only. Feel free to download these free designs and print them or use on your Cricut projects for your own use at home. They are not for commercial use, not to be placed on items for sale. That helps me keep these printables, SVGs, and PNGs coming to you for free! Another note: you will not my logo overlay on your downloaded design. It is there to keep people from downloading the images straight from Google, or others from stealing them to use on their site. Thanks for understanding! Feel free to share this post for your friends and family to make their own projects with this design!
I created three paper flower options for you to use on your wood letters. The file is a PNG which works the same as an SVG for your Cricut. A PNG allows you to resize the image without losing quality.
A few weeks ago I shared three flower cut files in my mason jar sign post that you can download if you’d like three more options.
I sized my flowers to 2″, 2.5″, and 3″ circles. That made 1/2″, 3/4″, and 1″ paper flowers to decorate my wood letters with. I used larger ones on the mason jar sign.
Once you have downloaded the need files, upload them to Cricut Design Space and cut many, many paper flowers and some leaves of your choice! I used 11 on the N and 12 on the R, then four stems of leaves.
You will want to use at least two different colors of cardstock. I used three, but two of them are very similar. A light, light, light peach, light tan, and navy. The gold metallic cardstock for the leaves really makes the wood letters look amazing.
Roll, roll, and roll more paper flowers.
When you have enough paper flowers to cover your wood letter with, get to rollin’!
Ok, first let’s talk about my manicure. I know ladies, I’m ashamed. I had major computer issues today (yesterday for y’all), and I had no time to redo my gel polish. It takes forever to soak off and I just had no time. So, I humbly ask for your forgiveness and beg you to ignore it! I know you do because you are all amazing, and you’re all crafters and women who have no time just like me. Now, let’s roll. (Punny, I know.)
Place the tip of a wood skewer on the end of the spiral cut paper flower.
Begin rolling the flower into a tight circle.
Continue rolling until you get to the circle at the end of the flower. If it comes off of the skewer, you can roll it in your fingers.
Add hot glue or craft glue to the circle at the end of the paper spiral and place it on the bottom of the flower to hold it together.
Decorate the wood letter with paper flowers.
Place the flowers on your wood letter until you’re happy with the look. I started at the middle and worked out.
Glue them in place with hot glue.
Before you glue the outer flowers on, glue the stems of leaves on. I put craft glue on the wood skewer and used it to add glue to the leaves. Then place them on your wood letter.
Wood Letter with Paper Flowers Video Tutorial
Here’s a quick video tutorial that will show you how to roll paper flowers and decorate your wood letter with them.
That’s it! Your wood letter plastered with beautiful flowers is complete!
Remember, this is a blog hop so keep reading to see the other projects.
I just love these floral wood letters. For me, the gold leaves just set it all off.
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Sustainable Craft Hop Challenge
Julie – Sum of Their Stories | Recycled Mini Collage with Crochet Flower Tutorial
Gail – Purple Hues and Me | Ironed Pressed Flowers Glass Vessel
Christine – Christine’s Crafts | Gorgeous Book Page Roses – Surprisingly Easy to Make
Mel – Decor Craft Design | DIY Flower Gift Bucket For Mom
Allyson – Southern Sunflowers | How to Update a Thrift Store Find with Paper Flowers
Julie – Treasures Made From Yarn | Flora the Reversible Doll
Shelly – Mimi A Great Name for Grandma | Mason Lid Fabric Flowers
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