Thank you for all of the love and support this little corner of the internet has received over the past several years. As friends and family members were getting married, their weddings fueled the inspiration for this blog. But as seasons of life change, my focus, along with those nearest and dearest, shifted away from the wedding planning stage and I began to neglect this blog.

I have decided to indefinitely retire Calligraphy by Shannon in an effort to pour my attention into my lifestyle blog The Scribble Pad where I will be merging past and future inspiration boards and parties. You will still be able to place orders for calligraphy, custom invitations, and hand stamped items through my etsy shop. And as always, you can stay in touch with me under my moniker, The Scribble Pad on my blog, etsy shop, facebook, and even twitter! I look forward to sharing this new adventure with you.

How to Make a Floral Monogram

Without the flowers? Yes! Tissue paper or crepe paper can work magic affordable solutions to costly buds. All you need is the desired styrofoam shape, beautiful tissue or crepe paper, craft glue and a few golf tees! The look is fantastic, and more important, integrating a monogram into your wedding is a simple and cost-effective way to personalize your wedding!

  1. Prep your styrofoam. Trim it to your desired shape and size. We chose circles since it was easy! Outline your desired letter.
  2. Cut your paper into 2 inch squares. This is where crepe paper is fantastic - it is quick and easy to cut!
  3. Pour your glue. Paper plate or bowls make accessing the glue a breeze!
Now you are ready to get started!
  1. Use a golf tee to punch a hole in the styrofoam
  2. Remove and wrap the tee with paper
  3. Dip the wrapped tee in glue (so the glue only gets on the paper)
  4. Insert into previously punched hole
  5. Remove tee (paper stays in place)
  6. Repeat - 1,000s of times!
Here is an example of Christine and Brendan's monogram half-way through:

  • Be sure to punch holes close together to create a full look - you don't want to see any styrofoam.
  • Don't forget the edge! Either wrap with ribbon to keep on punching holes.
  • Work the boarder of the letter to ensure straight lines and a clean look.
  • Have fun!
To see the finished product and our inspirations, see our previous post: DIY Floral Monograms

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