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