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DIY Flower Letter

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This DIY is great if you want to make a space a little bit more “YOU”.

My friend Maria Joรฃo and I love DIY projects. As we are both starting college and she is moving to a different city, we wanted to make a decoration piece that she could take with her and put in her room. This time we decided to make a Floral Letter with the initial of each other’s names. We loved how this DIY turned out and how it gives a personal touch to every environment. Keep reading to learn how to do it. It is really simple!

Materials

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  • Fake flowers. This is the most important material. We got full bouquets at pretty low prices in a chinese bazaar. Maria Joรฃo bought white flowers and I bought white and red flowers.
  • Ruler. The ruler was used to make some measurements and to delineate the shape of the first letter of your name.
  • Pencil. The pencil was useful forย making the lines we wanted to cut in our canvas.
  • Craft knife. We used this craft knife to cut our canvas in the shape we wanted. It also helped cutting some things more carefully.
  • Scissors. We used the scissors to cut the flowers and leaves out of the bouquets.
  • Hot glue gun. We got this for 3โ‚ฌ, also at the chinese bazaar. It glues everything very nicely and gives a good hold. regular glue (in tube or “lipstick”) isn’t strong enough for this work.
  • A thin canvas. We wanted something like hard cardboard but we didn’t find anything that would be strong enough to keep the flowers in place without falling or to be hanged on a wall. So we decided to use a thin, flat canvas and it worked perfectly!

Instructions

  1. Draw the lines that make up the shape of your letter in the canvas.cut shape
  2. Using the crafting knife, cut the edges of your letter.cutted mcutted z
  3. Turn on the glue gun, so that the glue starts heating up while you are doing other tasks.
  4. Start cutting the fake flowers and leaves out of their bouquets. Arrange them as you like. We divided them in groups: white flowers, red flowers, leaves…red bouquetcut the flowers after cut
  5. Start off by glueing the biggest flowers. We realized that placing them on key points of the letter, like corners and edges, makes it easier to recognize the letter. More, the final product looks more harmonious.place bigger flowers
  6. Glue the smaller flowers and the leaves wherever you think they will look pretty on your letter.gluehalfway mhalfway z
  7. Aaaand it’s done!!! Congratulations! Now you have an amazing personal decoration piece to place in your room or to give to a special person! ๐Ÿ™‚
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    If you try this DIY, don’t forget to take a picture and send it to allibreathe@gmail.com. I will post your works!

DIY Glamorous Notebook

DIY Glamorous NotebookMy classes are starting on Monday and I already went shopping for school suplies. I wanted to get notebooks that were pretty and cheap at the same time, but the most pretty notebooks in stores were too expensive. So, I decided to buy the cheapest notebooks and decorate them myself. I think getting active to make your own things, giving them your personal touch feels much better than just buying them.

Materials

materials

  1. Notebooks. Obviously! I bought spiral notebooks because they are more practical to me than side-stapled notebooks.
  2. Cardboard or foam. I used regular red cardboard on the back cover and these amazing red foam sheets with glitter in the front cover of the notebook.
  3. Book lining. Lining the notebook after decorating it will protect it. If you don’t apply book lining in the glitter foam sheets, the glitter will spread everywhere.
  4. A ruler or a square, a pencil, a scissors and glue.

Instructions

Back

back instructions

  1. In the regular red cardboard, using the pencil, the square and the ruler, outline a square slightly bigger than your notebook size (mine was A4 size).
  2. Cut the rectangle.
  3. Glue the rectangle in the back cover of your notebook.
  4. Spread glue over the excess cardboard.
  5. Bend the excess cardboard over the back cover of your notebook and press it for a few seconds to paste it. Cut a book lining square also with bigger dimensions than your notebook.
  6. Cover the back cover with book lining. To avoid air bubbles, use a ruler.

Front

front instructions

  1. In a white thick sheet. draw a section three inches wide. Cut it.
  2. Place and glue the white section on the right of your cover, like in the picture.
  3. Glue the red foam with glitter on the front cover of the notebook, leaving visible the white section glued before.
  4. Cut any excess of foam.
  5. With a marker, I wrote “Biology” on my notebook, because I will take it to Biology classes. But you can write whatever you want!
  6. Once again, use book lining, this time to cover the front of your notebook.
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Finished! You will get this nice looking notebook which is going to add some extra glamour to your school or office supplies. ๐Ÿ™‚

When people ask me…
“How did you get to be so crafty?”
I tell them it’s because I ate paste as a child.