Materials for Floral Ampersand:DIY Floral Ampersand Project Kit from Home Made Luxe or 12"Large Paper Mache Ampersand (this size not available in craft stores) Floral Foam Acrylic Paint Paint Brush 3 Flower Bushes of your choice (I used roses) Hot Glue Sticks Glue Gun
DIY Floral Ampersand Video Tutorial
DIY Floral Ampersand Tutorial
Because the Home Made Luxe project kit comes with an ampersand that is bigger than what you can buy in a craft store, its also too big to fit into shipping box, so it arrives cut in half. Step one is to use the included box cutter and and cut the top off of the ampersand. Make sure you are cutting the top and not the back.
Once the entire top is off, use hot glue to put the ampersand together, put glue on the inside, outside and sides for a secure hold.
Next we will paint the ampersand, be sure to get all sides.
Once your paint is dry, add cut floral foam into strips that will fit into your ampersand. Once you have foam throughout Ampersand, take each piece out one by one and cut them in half height wise, so that the foam will sit lower inside the ampersand. Use hot glue to secure each piece in the ampersand when you replace it.
Next simply add your flowers to the floral foam, you can add additional hot glue to secure the flowers to the foam, though this step is not necessary. Add leaves throughout if so desired. Enjoy! This DIY Ampersand Project Kit can be purchased at Home Made Luxe.