Felt & Fabric Monogram


When I decide I like something in the crafting world, I really REALLY like it. And when I made this, I was into monograms/initials, green, and felt flowers. I'm not really sure if I'm going to make a monogram wall or something - right now, this and the button initial are together on a wall with one other monogram (that I was going to bring to my office, but like it too much to associate it with work and cranky students and stress). I have some other monogram projects in the works so I'll have to figure it out soon and consider this warning that there will likely be many more monograms to come...

Supplies

  • Fabric scraps (enough to make your initial)
  • Initial/letter stencil or cut out letter (again...)
  • Felt scraps (for the flowers)
  • Buttons
  • Cardstock for background and for letter (so maybe one plain and one fancy)
  • Dollar store frame
  • Piece of ribbon
  • Hot glue gun + glue
  • Scissors
Instructions

It all started with the green fabric initial, which was initially going to be part of another project. But, basically I cut out the "M" from the plain white cardstock and then laid on the back of some fabric.

I cut a rough square around the letter and then started folding and gluing the fabric around my letter. There were some parts where I trimmed off the extra fabric so it didn't get bulky on the back of the letter or so that I could pull the fabric tightly around a curve.

I worked my way around the "M" until it was covered by fabric on all sides and the back looked like this:

And the front of the letter looked all pretty like this:
The glue gun had to help me model it since Bella was being very uncooperative and wouldn't just keep her nose steady... some puppies!
That's the end of the fabric letter. From that point, I wanted to just use up some scraps of felt and so I made some little felt flowers - much the way I did for the Lacerta green yarn wreath - based on the fringe flowers I made a tutorial about and a version of these where you just cut the fringe and ignore that first fold, as well as these lovelies from Sara at Craft Snob.

I sort of stopped taking pictures at this point because I honestly wasn't sure I was going to end up making this or where it was going, but I think you guys can figure it out! Basically, you want to cut your fancy cardstock to fit your frame, glue a piece of ribbon down if you want, then glue your fabric letter and felt flowers, respectively. Pop it into your frame and voila! I took the glass out of my frame and have some ideas for repurposing that... I wasn't sure if I'd like it without glass, but I really do! It's just fun and different, yet includes lots of my favorite things!

I'll be linking up to some of my favorite conferences, including Hooking up with HOH at House of Hepworths and Workshop Wednesdays at Goodbye city, Hello Suburbs! And if you make one, I'd LOVE to see it!

13 comments :

  1. I love the idea of a monogram wall! You should totally do that because your monograms are adorable!

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  2. so cute, at first i thought it was gonna be hard, but i think i could do this. thanks for sharing this at my party!

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  3. Love the variety of felt flowers! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

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  4. So pretty! The embellishments are such a great detail!

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  5. this is really cute! thanks for stopping by Pink Ink Doodle!

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  6. cute!!! i've made those felt flower thingers before, they are so fun and easy! i love um :)
    Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday!! Hope to see ya again this week :)

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  7. Want to send that my way because I can flip it upside down and use it for my last name ! Thanks for linking to Workshop wednesday ! goodbyecityhellosuburbs

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  8. Mel-

    Great use of materials! Thanks for sharing this at Creative Juice. Stop by again this week!

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  9. Thanks for linking up to Make & Share. This is soooo super cute! I have to make something like this for my girls in their room!

    Christy

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  10. this is so pretty! I will be featuring this today! grab a featured button if you want ^^)

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  11. Very cute! I love the additon of the buttons and such.
    gail
    thanks for sharing @ catch as catch can

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  12. Oh yeah, green fabric, green ribbon, green buttons....HEAVEN! It cracked me up that your puppy wasn't being helpfull. I can't get enough of your wonderful green stuff. Thank you so much for posting at the beagle.

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  13. where can you go wrong when you have fabric, buttons and ribbon?

    Stephie :-) from http://stephiestreasuretrove.blogspot.com/

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