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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

More Monogram Art {Framed Doily Monogram}

Well now...where were we? Oh yes...

The last time you stopped by for a visit, I showed you my Glittered Monogram Wire Art. And I promised you more monograms, remember? Well, I have another for you! This one is my sister Belle's idea, and I had fun making it!

{Framed Doily Monogram}

I spray painted another canvas frame, only a larger one this time. {I used the 10 inch size.} In the previous post, I talked about using canvas frames, and you can see that here. :)

I chose a doily that would fit over the entire back of the frame and spray starched the doily. I wanted it to have some stiffness to it! After it had dried {I used a good amount of spray starch to get the stiffness it needed!} I stapled it to the back of my frame.

  {cutting off excess doily}

{all loose ends stapled}

I added a loop of cotton lace ribbon to the middle top on back. I wanted a sweet and dainty way for the frame to hang up! :)

{I kind of overdid the staples for one tiny ribbon loop, didn't I?}

Now for the glittered letter...

I didn't have the right sized letter, let alone one with a pleasing style. SO...again, I just made my own.

I simply printed out my letter in the font 
and size I wanted and cut it out. I then traced it onto chipboard. 

Now I must pause here, and tell you something I found out recently while visiting the blog, c.w.frosting. Caroline had a fantastic idea to use a food box, for example, instead of chipboard. I did this with the previous monogram. But I didn't know about that then, when I did this letter. {I did this letter first.} So I struggled to cut the ol' chipboard, but from now on, I'm a cereal box kind of girl!

If you are using chipboard, you will need an exacto knife or a craft knife to cut the letter. I liked the craft knife more. Until the blade broke off, with the other part of it still attached. And no way to remove it. OR replace the new blade! SO I brought back out the exacto knife! ;)

After cutting my "S", I glued and glittered it with my favorite color of glitter, giving it time to dry fully. 

{glitter: Martha Stewart Crafts, color: hematite}

I glued it to the doily, centering it evenly.


 Now I used my handy dandy glue gun, because I didn't want it to be permanent. But regular Elmer's glue works wonderfully to attach these letters to doilies, and is definitely a much more permanent way to do it!

 And there you have it!

 To make this, you will need the following:

Canvas frame or frame of your choice
Staple gun
Spray starch and iron

Chipboard or dry goods box for letter
Elmer's glue or glue gun
Exacto or craft knife
{or precut/preglittered letters}

 Coming up next: Here's a clue...When I made this little framed monogram from the last post,

I knew I was going to have to make more of them! Stop by tomorrow to see what I'm hinting around at! ;)

I am linking this to the following parties:

The Weekend Wrap up Party at Tatertots and Jello 
The Air Your Laundry textile party at Freckled Laundry

The Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors
The Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming

   I hope you all have a lovely Thursday, and thank you stopping by! :)



Deborah said...

Well aren't they the cutest!!!!
Love the idea of the doily in behind the letter!
Very pretty!!

Deborah xoxo

mama c said...

Great project. Thanks for sharing.

Tina said...

Jenni, this is sooo gorgeous! How you keep coming up with all of these beautiful projects amazes me!! Love this and thanks for the fabulous tutorial! Hope you are well. Wishing you a lovely weekend. Hugs ~ Txx

Patty Marker said...

I love it Jenni. I'm kicking myself for throwing out a cereal box this morning. I could see this used to spell out different things or names, etc. Very cute idea. Patty

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

What a great idea!That is SO pretty!

Lori said...

Love these! I'm going to have to try it out. Thanks for sharing!

michelle said...

this is just so pretty, I love the lace.

Unknown said...

Lovely, Jennie! Thank you for linking with my party. Always happy to see your pretty projects!

Tiff said...

Wow Jenni! I adore this variation of the monogram frame! With a soft spot for doilies.... it is another 'must try' project! Thanks fo the idea! X

Unknown said...

I love this project! Monograms and doilies are some of my most favorite things and this turned out beautifully! (And I'm a big fan of Caroline at c.w. frosting too!)

I'm your newest follower - can't wait to explore more of your blog! : )

-Mel the Crafty Scientist

Meredith from A Mother Seeking said...

So pretty and dainty. I just pinned it.
~ Meredith

Kitchen Benchtops said...

Who knew that started out as plain frame! Great tutorial :)

salinda said...

Oh my! I love this. May I include this in a list of my favorite monograms?

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