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Mother's Day Craft: Pressed Monogrammed Flowers

Mother’s day is a yearly celebration that is an important holiday to us at little english. As some of you may already know, little english is run by the very talented Shannon and Dunn Latham, the talented and passionate mother/daughter duo. As tradition and family are woven into our everyday lives at little english, we only thought it was necessary to include a blog post highlighting just how we celebrate the strong, female figures in our lives. Additionally, little english loves our pieces that look beautiful monogrammed. It’s adds personalization to any gift. The pressed flower monograms are the sweet, personalized gift perfect for mom.


Whatever your Mother’s Day tradition is with your family, whether it be cooking breakfast together, enjoying brunch out and about, or taking in the sunshine outdoors, this craft is the perfect way for the family to spend time together. Whether you create your pressed monogrammed flower on a canvas or card stock paper, you can’t go wrong with this adorable and family fun craft.





What’s a more fitting Mother’s Day look for all of your family’s outings and plans than an outfit from our Topiary Garden Collection? This collection features polished blue and green floral patterns, ruffled and scalloped details, and lake blue gingham. The Topiary Garden Collection is the perfect match for picking gorgeous flowers in your garden to press dry and assemble for mom.





The Topiary Garden Collection has three beautiful bubbles to choose from for baby girl. First is the Maisie Bubble in Topiary Garden. This sweet onesie features precious embroidery detailing on the chest and a scalloped peter pan collar. The Birdie Bubble in Berry Floral features the darling floral pattern we see throughout the Topiary Garden Collection. The Birdie Bubble also has a high neck with ruffle collar and angel sleeves. Lastly, for baby girl we have the Berry Chain Tea Bubble. This bubble has so many gorgeous details. From the angel leaves, to the embroidery, to the scallop neckline, the Berry Chain Tea Bubble is swoon-worthy.


For baby boy the Saratoga Bubble Set in Lake Gingham makes for a wonderful classic set for Mother’s Day. The overall-style bubble pairs wonderfully with the peter pan style top underneath. The top features lake gingham piping on the collar and sleeves that tie in with the gingham print of the bubble. Your baby boy will look oh-so-dapper in this piece!


The Maisie Dress in Topiary Garden and Birdie Dress in Berry Floral are both great options for toddler girl. The Maisie Dress in Topiary Garden features more of that beautiful embroidery seen in the Maisie Bubble. The dress also has a darling sash in the back makes for a sweet detail. The Birdie Dress in Berry Floral features ruffles at the neck and through the chest. Gathers at the top of the skirt add extra volume for a polished look.



The Button Tab John John in Lake Gingham is a classic look from little english for toddler boy. The beloved style has returned season after season because of its preppy and timeless style. For a more casual Mother’s Day look for toddler boy we love the Short Sleeve Solid Polo in Green paired with the Basic Short in Lake Gingham. This outfit is both brunch and play friendly.





For big girl, The Katherine Dress in Berry Floral is the ultimate Spring to Summer dress. With gathers at the chest and a ruffled hem, The Katherine Dress is a sweet as can be. Pair the Katherine dress with some strappy sandals and you have the perfect Mother’s Day outfit for big sis.


The Button Shirt in Lake Gingham paired with the Classic Pant or Classic Short in Pebble Twill is a great option. Not only does this outfit tie in perfectly with any of the other pieces in the Topiary Garden Collection, it also makes for great everyday wear. The Classic Pant and Classic Short will be a big boy’s essential that gets year long wear.


What You’ll Need:

25-30 Flowers

Scissors or gardening sheers

Large, hardcover book

Canvas 9x12 inch or card stock paper 8x11 inch

Glue Stick

Pencil

Clear frame 9x12 (optional for card stock paper)




Prep Work:


To get start with this monogrammed pressed flower activity, you’ll need to do some fun prep work! In your own garden or backyard collect flowers that are all relatively the same size. The best flowers to use in this craft are somewhat flat flowers with large petals. Using scissors or gardening sheers, cut the stem as close as you can to the actual flower. Once you’ve collected 25-30 flowers, lay them flat in between the pages of heavy, hardcover book. Allow the flowers to dry and flatten in the book for 24 hours.



Directions:

1. On your canvas or card stock paper trace out your monogrammed letter

2. Apply the glue directly to the card stock or canvas about at an inch at time

3. Stick on the first layer of dried flowers section by section, tracing out the letter

4. Add on as many layers, overlapping the first layer, to build on to the width of the letter

5. Allow for the flowers for dry at least two hours

6. If you used card stock, frame your work of art


At little english, we love to see how you style our clothing! We would also love to see any Mother’s Day activities you and your family are up to this year. Send us your pictures at customerservice@littleenglish.com for a chance to be featured on our Instagram.