In my DIY Gallery Wall blog, I talked about added a monogram letter. Monogram letters can be really pricey so I decided to craft one up for my gallery wall. Here in Utah, we have this cool store, The Wood Connection. They sell all different heights, sizes, etc. of wood monogram letters. Recently I’ve also found wood monogram letters at Target or Michael’s. Below are the instruction on how to make an affordable, cute monogram letter for any occasion.
- Monogram Letter (Pictured below: Target, $3)
- High Gloss Craft Paint (I used Martha Stewart)
- Thick Scrapbook Paper – Color / Pattern of your choice
- Permanent Glue Runner or Glue Dots (this makes your life easy!)
- Heavy Duty Detail Knife (I have a set of these I found at Ross for a steal, but here is a Fiskars Brand)
- Paint your monogram letter, completely. I usually do 2-3 coats.
- Let dry completely.
- Use Glue Dots / Glue runner on the front of your monogram letter.
- Stick thick scrapbook paper to the letter. Press down so that it adheres
- Use your detail knife to cut around the edges.
- You can trace your monogram letter out on paper, then cut out and adhere if that is easier for you.
- Use a small ink pad to give the edges of paper some color.
- Add a small wall hanger on the back to hang on the wall or use command strips if you can’t nail into your wall.
Fourth of July
a National Holiday celbrating the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of
Independence in 1776
I’ve never been a big fan for the festivities of the 4th of July simply because I’m terrified of fireworks. But when you get down to the true meaning of the day, as an American, why wouldn’t I embrace the 4th of July? I’m so thankful for the freedom that I have in this country! The older I get the more I realize how blessed I am to be a citizen and am lucky to have been able to grow up in the U.S.A.
All that being said, I really wanted to get crafty this year and make something awesome for the Fourth of July. And I did! Out here in Utah, we have a pretty awesome store called the Wood Connection. They sell wood crafts that you can take home and make your own. A few weeks ago I was browsing the store and came across a super cute door hang for only $11! I love a steal of a deal. You can view the product Here.
- Wood Connection Heart Cut Out
- 2 Pieces Red & White Stripped Cardstock
- Blue & White Paint
- Dollar Store Twine
- Wood Glue
- Paint left side of the heart with blue paint and the stars with white paint. I did about 2 coats on the heart and 3 coats on the stars. Set aside to dry.
- Painted right side of heart – just the sides – in blue. Let dry.
- Use wood glue to attach paper to right side of heart. *I used wood glue b/c it was readily available in my craft room. Use a sponge brush to get all around the area. While placing paper into place make sure to remove any air bubbles. I place a heavy book on top of paper to keep from bubbling and so adhere glue fully.
- String twine through holes – I made x’s so that it looked like a stitch.
- Attach stars with wood glue and let dry completely.
- Attach hanger to back of project & I added a giant bow to complete it!