Thursday, January 19, 2012

DIY Framed Monogram

Today I'm sharing a do-it-yourself that is so simple and inexpensive to make! This framed monogram cost under $8!  The frame, letter and matte (scrapbook paper) were all purchased at Hobby Lobby at 50% off!


I used a square 5x5 frame, a resin paperweight, scrapbook paper, tape and hot glue!   That's it!





I made the one above for a friend's birthday.  The one below was made by my daughter's friend, for their friend's birthday - pretty cool!


How to make your own:

First, remove the glass from the frame. Secure your background matte with tape or hot glue, depending on what kind of matte you choose to use.  I used scrapbook paper, but fabric and burlap would be great too.  Next, hot glue your letter to the Matte.   Use a good amount of glue if you are using the same letters I used, they are heavy! 

That's it, you're done!  How sweet and simple is that!

There are so many options to create your own piece that fits your style and taste.  You could use fun fabric for matting, letter ornaments, wood and silver letters, your options are endless! 

This makes a great baby, wedding or house warming gift!  Have fun creating!  


Thanks so much for stopping by!  
Cheers!


24 comments:

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

You put together the cutest things. It's small, but has a lot of drama.

Mary ~ said...

Thank you, Rosemary, very sweet of you! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Elena @ La Petite Vie said...

So sweet and simple, love all the detail in the letter! Enjoy your weekend!

Mary ~ said...

Thank you, Elana! Hope you're having a great week so far!

Dixie said...

I have one of those letters! now I know what to do with it! thanks for the inspriation!!

Drea said...

I love this idea! So cute. By the way thanks for stopping by my blog!

Blissful Blooms said...

Very cute!! Love anything with letters! You did a great job!

Mary ~ said...

Hi Dixie, YAY!!! And you're so welcome!

Hi Drea, Thank you....and thanks for stopping by my blog too!

Hi Blissful Blooms - Thank you & me too, I love letters!

Hope you three are having a great day! Thanks so very much for stopping by and leaving sweet comments, they mean so much!

Terry said...

Super cute. I love the background matte pattern. Thanks for sharing at our Link It Up Thursday party.

Clairejustine said...

Lovely :)

Little Blue's Room said...

Love this! I think I might incorporate that into my bedroom makeover. Thanks the for idea and inspiration!

AudreyN said...

Oh my goodness what an adorable Idea! I can't wait to make one of these!

Sarah said...

This is awesome. I did something like this a while back on my new craft blog too.

http://dottedlinecrafts.blogspot.com/2012/01/decorative-initials-frames.html

Sarah@
www.dottedlinecrafts.blogspot.com

Vicky said...

This is so pretty. Love how simple it was to make. This would be such a nice gift. I have pinned this! I am a new pinterest follower visiting from Happy Hour Projects. Vicky from Mess For Less

Mary ~ said...

Wow - thanks for all the sweet comments and visits, Terry, Clairjustine, AudrfeyN, Little Blue's Room, Sarah & Vicky! This so SIMPLE to make, and it doesn't look homemade, which I love!!!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! xx Mary

Adrianne Surian said...

I love it! I don't have this kind of eye, to just see things and say, oh, these would look good together! Though it would make Hobby Lobby infinitely more dangerous if I saw the potential in everything, so maybe I'm doing OK. ;)

Glad you linked up at Happy Hour!

Adrianne
www.happyhourprojects.com

Mary ~ said...

Hi Adrianne - Thank you and you are too funny! Thanks for hosting the party! So happy you stopped by! Hope you have a great week!

Mary

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Total AWESOMENESS!!! This turned out SUPER CUTE!!! Thanks for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity! Here's a link in case you want to register for my giveaway!

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XO, Aimee

Mary ~ said...

Thanks Aimee - you're always so sweet. I just linked up to the party! I'm heading back to check out the giveaway!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Very clever and attractive. Love the blue heart also.

Mary ~ said...

Thank you so much Pam - thanks for the visit!

Denyse@Crazy Beautiful Life said...

This is one of the cutest ideas I have ever seen. I just had to pin it!! I am also going to do this for my office make-over. Thanks for sharing!

Have a "Crazy Beautiful" week!!

http://www.mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Hi,
LOVE IT!
just wondering where you got the resin paperweight from?
thanks

Marilyn said...

Always looking for easy ideas for ladies at Adult Care run by V.N.A. This is perfect. Could also use wallpaper as a background. So many beautiful patterns.