Simple creations enliven under-utilized wall space

Ashlee Napier

Getting creative and making your own useful tools for organization and decorations can be a frightening process for some, but never fear! With these easy steps and a few supplies, you can make your own stunning creations in no time. This week’s DIY project ideas are a beautiful blooming monogram and fun picture frames.

You can add your own personal touch and bring some life into your home by making your own blooming monogram. 

The supplies you need are:

• Cardboard letters

• Craft glue (or a hot glue gun)

• Fake flowers

• Flower Foam

• Scissors

•Sharp knife (or exacto knife)


Step 1: Carefully remove the top layer of your cardboard letters.

Step 2: Measure and cut your flower foam to fit inside your cardboard letters. When you are happy with how it fits, glue the foam into place.

Step 3: Cut your flowers down to size, leaving a short stem, and arrange them in the foam. Then you’re done!

Frame it!

Another way to bring a pop of color into a room is by framing patterned cloth. Here’s what you’ll need:

• Picture frame(s) of any size

• Patterned cloth

• Scissors

• Stapler or masking tape

Step 1: Remove the back of your picture frame.

Step 2: Place the cardboard from the inside of the frame onto the non-patterned side of the cloth.

Step 3: Leave about 1 inch of cloth around the edge of your cardboard and cut to size.

Step 4: Staple or tape the cloth to the cardboard.

Step 5: Place your newly designed masterpiece into the frame and replace the backing.