DIY green foliage sign-share a quick and easy guide on how to create a DIY green foliage sign for your home! It is perfect for accommodation and enjoyment at the Bar… When hosting, there are many ways to decorate the walls, and this DIY panel with green foliage is one of the most fun ways to do it!
You can make it special By choosing a personal word or quote that inspires you. In addition, it works in any room of your home. Although, I admit that I am biased wherever the Bar is.
At this time of year, I, Amaryllis, always want to be outside. And if the weather doesn’t allow it, I like to bring a spring atmosphere to the house by adding flowers, moving planters… and basically, just adding green everywhere! There is no reason to leave the walls behind, so a foliage sign looks like the perfect craft to add an extra touch of green to the house.
- Steel wire (14 gauge)
- Dummy foliage and flowers
- Hot Glue Gun
- Pliers & Cutting Pliers
Use a Sharpie to trace any word on a piece of paper. You can draw a few lines with a pencil to keep your font straight. If you wish, you can also print the word! If you do this, I suggest choosing an italic font. Cut a long piece of wire and fold it along the letters. To give you an idea, I used about 4 feet. of thread to write “Cocktail”. You should be able to create letter shapes by simply bending the wire with your hands.
However, for the most difficult shapes, I recommend using pliers. I also suggest wearing gloves, especially if your word is long. All the letters should remain attached to each other, so you will probably have to create additional loops. You want the wire letters to stay flat. Once your word is written, you may need to tie layers of thread together. Using a thin thread (jewelry thread works well), attach the thread to the place where you cut yourself. For example: attach the letter L to the base of the loop.
For example: attach the letter L to the base of the loop. Once your wire word is flat, you can start gluing the foliage on the letters. Feel free to cut small pieces to make sure that the foliage follows the letters exactly. Be patient, this step takes time..
If you have covered the letters with foliage, you can glue a few more leaves and a few more flowers to add a touch of color. Then you are finally ready to hang your foliage shield! It is enough to use transparent printing pins to attach it to the wall.