DIY Monogram

I don't often get a chance to do "mommy" projects, but recently, I found the time for an inexpensive "monogram" craft, and I thought I would share it.


The best part about this project is that it uses foam core, twine, felt, and ribbon... which are all inexpensive materials.

To make it:  I printed out a huge "B" {using WordArt: "Rockwell" font} on my computer, and I used it as a template to cut out the letter from foam core from the dollar store {using an X-Acto knife} .


Next, I wrapped the letter in twine.  I did the edge first.  Then, I started wrapping in one direction, and then I switched to the other direction.  I secured the twine with hot glue periodically.  {Around the "curves", I used a lot of hot glue to prevent the twine from slipping.}

I finished the project by attaching a felt flower and ribbon using hot glue.  {You can find the tutorial for the felt flower here.}  

Wouldn't this little project look cute on a front door or as wall decor inside the house?



I think I might need to make another one... so I have one inside and one outside.  :-)  If you make one, where will you put it?

♥ 
Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy)

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36 comments:

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    1. It is pretty simple, but I think that is what I like about it. :-)

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  2. One for front door with last initial, one in daughter's room with her first initial :) Love it!

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  3. Very clever, and the fact that it is doable makes it even better!

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    1. "Doable" projects are my favorites. :-)

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  4. Very creative and love the look ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

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    1. Thanks so much. I love the simplicity of it.

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  5. What a great idea! I'm popping by to visit from Katherine's linky!
    Cheers,
    Char
    http://1epicmom.com

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  6. New follower here via GFC from Thursday Favorite Things Blog HOp. HOpe you'll stop by my blog soon to follow me too!! Also, if you could place your vote on my fun poll located in the upper left corner of my blog, I'd sure appreciate it.

    Have a wonderful day.

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  7. Love the monogram letter! And your door looks fabulous black! Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Thanks, Amy! You are so nice, and always an inspiration to me. :-)

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  8. This looks great and now I know another great way to use foam core. I recognize that price tag - are you a Canadian blogger? :)

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  9. Love this letter- looks great on our door!

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  10. This is really cute! I've been thinking about making one as well. Thanks for sharing!
    - Diana at Diana Meredith Designs

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  11. This is a great project! Would you consider linking up to my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

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  12. sweeeet! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop Big Hugs xo

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  13. Hi Gina,

    Oh my! This is fabulous! You take great pictures of your work, too! Very fun! So happy you found mommy time.

    We would LOVE for you to stop over and link up this awesome idea in our Crafty Saturday Showcase. The Showcase runs Saturday through Thursday. Then our Designers will pick their top linked up picks and feature them on Friday! Stop over and join in the fun! We have a linky for crafty bloggers and ETSY/Business Bloggers!

    Have a great weekend,
    Susie
    http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/05/26/saturday-showcase-craft-projects-3/

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  14. I love it! I'll have to try that! So easy and fun! I found you through Tater tots & Jello link party! :)

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  15. This is great and inexpensive to make which is a plus. I know I get tired of putting up wreaths.

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    1. Thanks, Evelisa. I love an alternative to a wreath too. :-)

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  16. I love fun and easy projects like this. I have seen similar projects where people buy the expensive wood letters, but you were totally smart to think to make your own letter. Thanks for sharing how you made this!

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    1. I have seen those too, but I always like a cheaper alternative. What is the point of doing it yourself if you can't save money? :-)

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  17. East Coast Mommy--Thank you so much for linking up in our Saturday Showcase this past week! We were thrilled to have you and hope that you stop back in on Saturday and link up more crafty ideas!

    Have a super weekend!
    Susie at Bowdabra
    http://bowdabrablog.com/

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  18. Very cute!! So simple too :)

    Found you via TipJunkie!

    Fotini via glamorousbride.blogspot.com !!

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    1. Thanks so much! The simple projects are my favorite ones. :-)

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  19. What a great idea and I feel like I should actually be able to make this, even though I'm not a super crafty person. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I bet you could do it. You are probably craftier than you think! :-)

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  20. This is such a great idea! Love that you made the letter instead of buying it.. and foam core is such a wonderful lightweight material. Hope you will share with my Pink Hippo party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2012/06/pink-hippo-party-82.html
    I am your newest follower~
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  21. This is so cute! I recently used this project of yours as inspiration for something I just posted about - I would love for you to check it out tomorrow when the post is scheduled at http://twenty63.blogspot.com/2012/07/diy-burlap-wreath.html.

    I am your newest follower! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Dawn

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  22. I just tried making a monogram letter with cardboard (instead of wood or foam) because I had some laying around the house. However, I couldn't figure out how to print off my letter that was big enough to hang on my door... so I just sketched it out by hand. I tried Microsoft word. Maybe I'll try Wordart next time. What size font did you use?

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    1. I can't remember. I used Wordart and stretched it out.

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  23. This is a super cute idea. However, I am less crafty than the other folks and need step by step instructions. When you say you did the edges first, exactly how did you do that? I assume you mean the two little edges sticking out of the top and bottom of the B.

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    1. I glued a piece of twine around the exterior edges of the letter (the entire outline)... then, I started wrapping.

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