Framed Monogram Gift
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I made this gift for a friend of mine on her birthday! She was newly married and so I thought this might be something she could enjoy for years to come. You could customize this and change ANY of the elements to give it a different look, plus you could give it for an Anniversary...a Birthday....a Christmas Gift. The possibilities are endless!
I started with a few supplies.
Picture Frame 8x10 (I bought inexpensively)
Brown Craft (or postal) paper (you could use a fabric or burlap for texture)
Crafting Moss (you could use a designer paper instead)
Letter printed on regular paper (I made it in word art...you pick font & letter)
Tag (left over from another project)
Little mini brads for embellishments
Black ink pen
Sting or rope
I started by cutting out a piece of the brown postal/craft paper the exact size of the glass so I had something to work with.
The paper kept trying to curl on me so I adhered it to the picture frame back board. If you used a thick card stock type paper you wouldn't have this issue.
And.....place it where you want it on the craft paper. DON'T GLUE IT DOWN YET THOUGH! You may want to move things around when you add the tag and embellishments.
(I was SOOOO excited! It turned out looking SO cool with the moss)
They are soooo little...and soooo cute!
LOVE the look!
Then I wrote with a black ink pen 'Est. 2010'. This is the year she was married, so this is the year that 'B' became her Monogram. If you were doing for someone younger you could do the first initial of the first name. For example....and H for Heather and then the tag could say 'Est. 1997' or whatever year they were born.
Next I tied knots in the end of each side of some string I had and frayed the ends. I looped the tag around the letter 'B' and played with it until I like the placement. THEN....I carefully glued everything down.
Then I placed it in the frame....and WAaaaa LAAAAAA!