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Making Monogram Initial Crafts

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Using someone's initials you can make many kinds of personalized crafts. This is a guide about making monogram initial crafts.
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May 15, 2018

I made this monogram initial picture frame for friend who is expecting. I thought it would be a nice simple pre-Mother's Day gift. This technique can be used for party accents, weddings, and home decor.

Total Time: 45 minutes

Supplies:

  • picture frame
  • Washi tape
  • scrapbook paper
  • tape
  • glue
  • scissors/X-acto knife
  • paper trimmer
  • ruler
  • pen/pencil
  • wooden dowel/stick

Steps:

  1. Buy or find a picture frame you would like to use. Figure out the base color paper you want and cut to fit your frame. I used kraft paper.
  2. Freehand your initial letter and use an X-acto knife to cut it out. I ended up drawing a rounded T, but I figured out straight edges would be best.
  3. Using the same base color (kraft), I cut thin 1/4" strips. It is up to you how thick you want your strips to be.
  4. On the back of the letter, apply tape around the edges and go along the edges with the 1/4" strips.
  5. You can leave your letter as is (white), or use washi tape like I did to enhance the letter. Then glue to secure the letter to your base paper.
  6. You can be done at this step, but it felt plain so I cut more strips of 1/4" paper in teal and pink and wrapped around wooden stick for a swirl effect.
  7. Make enough to be able to glue and secure to the outside of the letter for a nice touch.
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December 15, 2007

My daughter and I saw some cute monogram ornaments in a high end gift shop that sold for $7.95 each. My daughter wanted one, so I told her I could make them for pennies.

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I already had most of the supplies on hand leftover from other projects.

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September 25, 2018

I made this monogram initial sign for my office space. I recycled a pizza cardboard circle as the base and a wine paper bag from the market to make the flower and leaf detailing.

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The rest of the items needed for this project are items you probably already have (or can purchase at an inexpensive price).

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October 17, 2016

With a cardboard cut out and fabric, this monogram letter comes to life. Here are some simple and easy steps to follow.

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