DIY: Easy Paper Flower Monogram Art

As always, along with the arrival of spring comes the lust for colorful floral accents. I’m sure we all wish we could tack a bouquet right up onto to the wall but of course that won’t quite work out. Here’s the next best thing—use fake flowers to create wall art. We assembled these mini anemones into an initial, but they’d be just as pretty framed in a heart shape or glued onto a blank canvas as a freeform design. This is the perfect gift for a baby shower, to decorate a nursery, or to add to your own gallery wall.

Framed Anemone Initial

You Will Need

  • shadow box frame
  • 1⁄4” thick foam core

  • fabric (for backing)
  • hot glue gun

  • map pins

  • small flower-shaped paper punch
  • scrapbook or other colored paper

  • pencil


  • Cut a piece of foam core to size of the interior of the frame.
  • Place the piece of foam core on the back of your fabric and, using it as a guide, cut the fabric about 1” larger all around than your foam core. Pull the fabric up and fold onto the back of the foam core to wrap it; glue in place.
  • Lightly draw your letter onto the front of the fabric-covered foam core.
  • Punch out enough flowers to cover your initial. We punched about 100 flowers.
  • For each flower: Layer two flowers, then push the pin through them to secure them to the foam core. Continue this way until your initial is fully covered, then bend up some of the petals to make them fluffier.
  • Replace flowered letter in frame.
DIY Flower Monogram

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