Funeral flower letters are one of the special ways to pay tribute to someone who has already passed away. This is because by using letters to spell out, for example, a name, makes it more personalized and special. There are a lot of florists who deal with funeral flowers and turn them into beautiful letter pieces. If you are someone who is tight on budget, or even just someone who wants to pay respect to a deceased loved one, you can always opt to make funeral flower letters on your own.
The first thing that may come into mind is if this type of project is if it is possible to do this without any background on making funeral flower letters. The answer is yes, you can definitely do this even without experience. Although you may need to know the basics like how to cut the flowers and arrange them, making a funeral flower letter can definitely be something you can do if you are willing and creative enough. The next thing you should do is to collect the necessary materials for this project.
Materials you would need
- First, you would need a frame. This is where you would mount your lettering tribute. This makes it easier for you to create it as it keeps the tribute rigid. You can also make sure that the tribute remains at the correct angle so you will not have to worry about straightening or making sure it does not bend in an awkward angle.
- The next thing you need is floral foam. You can easily buy these in stores, although it would sometimes be hard to find pre-cut and pre-shaped foams, you can always cut them to fit the shape and form you need.
- You would need trimmers and foam cutters. This would help you form and cut the shape of the foam without destroying the quality. Remember to not overcut it.
- You would not need much of a variation when it comes to lettering tributes, nor would you need much greenery.
- Water and Flower food mix.
- Personal embellishments. This is optional as not all lettering tributes have this.
How to make your own funeral flower letters
- When you have all the materials ready, make sure to place them in a space where you can easily reach everything. Make sure the space is also big enough for you to work on something and not make a complete mess of the place. Although making lettering tributes is not that messy.
- When you are satisfied with your foam’s shape and form you should mount them on the frame. You can clip it on the frame as most florists would do and make sure its sturdy enough that it would not move as you place and insert the flower stems on them.
- You should make sure that your foam is soaked in the water and flower food mix to make sure your flowers would have some nutrients to take in as they are placed in the foam. This ensures that the flowers would not wilt or die during the service. That would be a problem to look at.
- When placing the flowers, make sure to do it firmly but still with a gentleness that would not destroy or break the stems. The thing about flower letters is that you need flowers of the same kind to form the words and not a lot of greenery because there would rarely be a bald spot for them. You should make sure to learn first about the language of flowers and choose flowers that are appropriate for funerals. This is to avoid any misunderstandings that may arise. If the deceased had a favorite flower, you can also opt to use that flower as the lettering tribute would be dedicated solely to them. This would make it more special to remember them by.
- You can add the personal embellishments after finishing the lettering. It can be a small piece that reminds you of that person, a picture of them or anything that you consider that holds the very essence of the person. Either way, it all ends up in one goal and that is to remember the person who had passed as who they were.
You should definitely keep in mind that making flower lettering tributes is sometimes a very personal activity. This is great when done with close friends and family of the deceased as it would make it more sentimental and personalized. It is one of the easiest types of flower arrangement because you already have a frame for the whole thing and the foam. All you need to do is choose the right flowers to compliment the whole thing.
The most typical number of letters in lettering is three or four. This is because one letter would take up a lot of space itself and creating something too big would mean more cost or more used up space. You should stick to small words that definitely describe who the person was to you and to others. Make it as simple and as sweet and elegant as possible to be displayed at the entrance of the funeral or near the casket. Either way, even a single word is enough to describe someone who had passed away.