Sunday, 13 March 2011
DIY BABY'S BREATH MONOGRAMS
These monograms are so quick and easy (and cheap!) and can be used for weddings, showers, birthdays (you could make numbers instead of letters) or just as home decor. All you need is baby's breath, some scissors and clippers and two different kinds of metal wire.
Start with a medium-strong wire. It should be kind of stable, but still easy to work with. Create the outlines of the letter or number of your choice (i'm making a P here), then wrap the wire around a 2nd time, and maybe a 3rd or 4th - depending on the strength of your wire. When you're done, you can bend the letter/number into a prettier, more even shape.
Prepare little bundles of baby's breath and wrap a thinner, very flexible wire around the first bundle - don't cut the wire.
Now attach this to the wire-letter. Again, don't cut the wire - like this, you won't be left with many pointy ends of wire bits sticking out of your ready monogram. Attach the next bundle. And then the next one.
Continue like this (and make a mess like me) until you're done.
Tadah! This took about 20 minutes.
The ready monograms can be hung on the wall, on the back of chairs or they could just be placed on tables as centerpieces or serve as decoration for a buffet table.
These keep for at least 2 days. After that they dry out, but are still quite pretty. If you're planning to use this for a longer time, just use more baby's breath - it'll lose some body when it dries.