Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Easy Monogram Project

I was trying to think of a gift idea this weekend and wanted to use only materials from my craft stash. I've been trying to avoid buying anything new lately because I feel like I have enough materials on hand. This is all do the Project Overhauling challenge I participated in.
October Overhauling
I had some leftover fabric from my lampshade recover project, and then my project started from there.  I took a frame that I had not used before and covered the cardboard piece included with it with fabric. I took out the glass from the frame because it is not needed.

I glued the fabric onto the cardboard and then placed it inside the frame.  Next I painted a wooden letter that I had gotten on clearance a few weeks ago. I had hoped that I could find a way to make something for a friend with it.  I painted it with leftover paint that I had, and added some flower stickers onto one of the corners.

Then I glued the letter to the fabric background on the frame.  Because I used materials I had already purchased for other projects the only new purchase was the letter, which was on clearance for $2.00.  I hope that my friend will like her gift.

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  1. Very pretty! I'm sure your friend will love it!

  2. Love this! Such a great project!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  3. Sweet!! Love the simplicity and the little embellishments in the corner are a nice touch!

  4. Beautiful! Love the fabric and the embellishments! Lucky friend!

  5. What a sweet and thoughtful gift. Great minds think alike because I have that SAME fabric...I made pillows out of mine (go figure). I love that you've used fabric in the frame. You thought of every detail to the tee (or however that saying goes) :)

  6. love love LOVE IT! How adorable for a nursery or office or really anywhere. I love the blue fabric! The whole color scheme is perfect.

  7. So cute! My daughters would love to have those in their rooms. :)

  8. I love your project, what a cool gift! And using supplies mostly already on hand rocks :)

    Xoxo, Tanya

  9. I love your project, what a cool gift! And using supplies mostly already on hand rocks :)

    Xoxo, Tanya

  10. O my - this is adorable! I love how the fabric section you used looks like a flower (not sure if that what it looks like when you see the whole thing, but either way I love it)! I also think you choose GREAT colors :)

  11. Super cute!!!!!!! Following now!! :)

  12. Thank you for your comment! I love this idea and may try it some day! I love homemade pictures!

  13. Super cute! Always love your projects! Love to have you share this at my link party!

  14. Beautiful! Great idea! Thanks for sharing! Just hopped over from Transformation Thursday and I'm happy to be your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit! Following you both on Pinterest as well. Blessings ~ Judy

  15. Hi Megan!
    I was intrigued by your blog's name (quite catchy if I may remark :) and I love it here! I might stick for a while browsing through your blog for ideas and inspiration! The last but not least, thank you for dropping by with such a lovely comment!!

  16. Another great idea. i am planning on doing something similar for my initial wall. Great Pinspiration! Hee, Hee!

  17. This is the fabric! I've pinned and tweeted. :o)

  18. This is super cute and so inspiring! Definitely pin-worthy!
    Great idea....


  19. Hi Megan!
    What a lovely blog you have here! Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog, then I found you wonderful crafty world :-) thank you for that tutorial, great monograms!

  20. I love it, I have a wooden letter that is just begging for something like this!
    I hope you'll come link it up at I Freakin' did it Friday!

  21. So beautiful and creative!!! I love the fabric. Stopping by from Tim Me Tues. :)

  22. Great gift idea! I love the fabric and the color you painted the letter! I'm sure she'll love it!

  23. This is super cute! Would love if if you linked up on my blog hop Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

  24. This is so cute! I actually just made some pillows out of that same fabric. I love it! Thanks for the follow. It's good to "meet" a fellow pinterest-aholic. I'm now a follower :)

  25. I LOVE it! I received my package today -thank-you so much Megan! Everything is just perfect! So once again, thank-you! I hope your package won't be too far away :) Best wishes, S xx

    1. Aw I'm so glad, Sophie! It was great to be package pals with you. I'm glad my package made it all the way to Australia! :)


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