Monday, April 4, 2011

Sprouting Spring Letters

I love making gifts for friends and family.  So now that I have some nieces I can go NUTS with crafting for them.  With spring in the air (on good days) I knew I wanted to work on some monogram stuff for the girls!

So here we are, "Sprouting Flowers" is easy and cheap!  I think the letters were a $1 each, yarn came from my stash (got some on sale for 2-$5) but only used a small portion for these, I think the long stick pole thing was $1 (I cut into 4 pieces), the plastic flowers came in little bundles of 9 stalks for $1 and finally the pots I got at a thrift store for .50 cents!

So for all three total I would say it cost me about $10! So you could easily do a monogram set for a person or for a couple with an ampersand!




 So I tried the N first which didn't go all that well.  It was tricky to wrap but I got the S down pretty easily.

I cut the plastic flower stalks down to fit the height of the pot, I grabbed a wad of brown yarn for the dirt and I stuck the pole and plastic flowers into foam!  (the white ribbon came from the plastic flower packaging)





 I love them they are so cute!  I made them as gifts but I think I'll have to make some for myself!



21 comments:

  1. RachelApril 4, 2011 9:34 AM

    Oh my goodness, those are adorable! What a great idea! They look so cheerful and springy . . . I love it!

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

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  2. CandiceApril 4, 2011 9:59 AM

    Very cute!

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  3. Natalia LynnApril 4, 2011 10:44 AM

    This is so cute! I think the N looks fine. I have a linky party today, I would love for you to link up!

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  4. ElisApril 4, 2011 12:40 PM

    Those are so cute Kaitlin! Very springy and the girls will love them. What a great idea.

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  5. LisaApril 5, 2011 6:32 AM

    These are adorable! What a creative idea!

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  6. gatheredinthekitchen.comApril 6, 2011 11:53 AM

    Soo creative! What a unique idea! They're so springy!

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  7. ChristinaApril 7, 2011 6:16 PM

    oh what a fun idea! I bet they'll love them! :)

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

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  8. Pudel-designApril 9, 2011 1:54 AM

    Oh that is so cute;)
    Love the yellow S.
    Very pretty and thank you for your lovely comment,
    now I have to look around your blog!;)
    I would love if you could stop by more often;)

    http://pudel-design.blogspot.com/

    Lovely greetings and big hugs from Germany...

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  9. Amy KirchhoffApril 9, 2011 11:00 AM

    I really like these and would like to make a few for my sister's bridal shower like you suggested. Were these styrofoam letters? Or chipboard?

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  10. KaitlinApril 9, 2011 2:06 PM

    Amy - I made these from chipboard letters but I'm sure you could use foam too!

    Lydia - I will definitely stop by more often!

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  11. Angela BrickerApril 9, 2011 2:37 PM

    These are adorable!! I love monogram things, but I've run out of ways to make them, so the yarn is perfect! Thanks for the idea (saw your link on LJB) I'm definitely your newest follower!
    http://loveseweetlove.blogspot.com/

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  12. KatieApril 9, 2011 7:06 PM

    what a perfect gift! so cute and perfect for spring :) i love them! thanks for a great idea!

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  13. ChristyApril 9, 2011 7:36 PM

    I love these!!! What a great craft for my daughter's Girl Scout Troop. I am your newest follower. I am going to link back to this idea for my Best of Spring feature on my blog highheelsandlattes.blogspot.com

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  14. Nicole @ The Wonderful World of WohlerApril 9, 2011 10:00 PM

    Those are super cute! I'm sure your nieces will love them! Visiting from Tatertots & Jello.

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  15. Courtney ~ French Country CottageApril 10, 2011 8:31 AM

    Very sweet - they look adorable. Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

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  16. Becky@Beyond The Picket FenceApril 10, 2011 9:24 AM

    Fun idea, love the colors! Thanks so much for linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.

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  17. CatherineApril 10, 2011 1:06 PM

    So cute - great idea! I really want to make some now!

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  18. Nicolette @ Momnivore's DilemmaApril 12, 2011 10:47 PM

    Kaitlin-

    You should make some for yourself...those are really beautiful...

    Thanks for linking to Creative Juice! Hope to see you back this week

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  19. Lissa (Bellenza)April 13, 2011 9:02 AM

    Really cute idea! As you mentioned, would look great for a couple's monogram, too!

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  20. Michelle from Fun On A DimeApril 13, 2011 8:51 PM

    What a cute idea! Thanks for linking up at Friday Brag Fest!

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  21. Michelle from Fun On A DimeApril 13, 2011 9:02 PM

    Such a cute idea! Thanks for linking up to Friday Brag Fest! Hope to see you back this Friday!

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