I have a simple craft tutorial for you today….how to make a twig letter that’s embellished with felt flowers. I’ve seen several variations of these twiggy initials online, and decided to come up with a DIY version. The letter “R” I created became a door hanger for my daughter’s room.
twigs/sticks (try to find some with a little give; if they are all stiff, they will snap when you shape them)
wire (about 22 gauge)
a few flower leaves (faux)
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How to make a twig and felt flower letter
Step 1: Gather your supplies. *Remember, to find twigs that have a bit of give. I bought some that were real and were a little stiff and some that were faux and were very bendy. I used both.
Group the twigs into the basic form of the letter you are creating. In my case, I was making the letter “R”, so I started with its “back” piece. I bunched the sticks together and secured them with wire….
Next, I made a second bundle of the “bendier” twigs….
I shaped it and then attached it to the first bunch with wire….
Feel free to stop here if your name begins with the letter “P”. 😉
My daughter’s initial is an “R”, so I continued by wiring on the final “leg” piece….
And then trimmed it up a little bit…..
Next comes the fun part….the pretty felt flowers!
I bought this set of pre-made felt flowers on Etsy….
Later, I found the exact same set (same seller) on Amazon as well. These felt flowers are really beautiful and she has several other sets and colors as well.
If you’d rather try your hand at making them, I found several tutorials on Pinterest. The ones pictured below are particularly pretty and you can find the instructions here.
Once I gathered the flowers into a few groupings, I played around with them until I got the look I was going for. Then I simply hot glued them to the twig letter….
I also added a few faux (silk) flower leaves behind some of the felt flowers just to give it a little more texture….
Here is her twig letter “R” hanging on her bedroom door….
I had quite a few flowers leftover, so I made some more groupings….
Then, glued them to a piece of craft felt…
Again, I wanted a bit more texture. This time I glued a couple smaller twig pieces to the back, along with a ribbon….
I attached them to her headboard just to dress it up a bit….
The felt flowers are on the top edges of her antique headboard….
See the rest of her French country room makeover here.
I think these twig letters would look great in a nursery, a girl’s room, or even a woman’s office or craft room.
You could also just use the felt flowers in wreaths, hair bands and pins, pillow covers, or even add faux stems and put them in a vase.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and have a great weekend!
You might not be ready to create a twig letter right now, but you could always pin this for later!