I wrote this post about making a papier mache shape into a 3D floral letter last spring. I have the same caveat now as I did then: in my head, I really like this idea. I'm still undecided in reality.
I don't know if this is the success that I promised in that post, but this is what I've let survive for at least a month. I filled in the letter, kept it tighter, and wrapped the sides with gold tape I found in the Target dollar spot. I need more of it, stat. Totally not functional, but really pretty.
For now, it's in the guest room. I decided I would nit-pick it apart if I saw it daily. Seeing it occasionally though - that's worked. It makes me smile when I see it, not reach for it with ripping fingers.
But I still don't know. We're still percolating if this was ever a good idea.