Monogram Frame

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Sorry I’ve been MIA for the last 10 days, I’ve been super busy! Why, you ask? Well, in fact, we had our engagement party last weekend! So, of course, I had to (yes, had to) do lots of craft projects to prepare!

I’m a bit proud of the project I’m sharing with you today. I came up with it all by myself (i.e., no pinspiration)! I bought the chevron fabric ages and ages ago online, thinking that I might make a cushion out of it. It wasn’t as thick as I had anticipated, however, and it wouldn’t really have worked. I’m pretty excited that I finally got to use it.

Frame 1

To make the monogram, I sketched my letters with reference to the font ‘rosewood’, which I love to bits. You’ve probably seen it used in my cover photos once or twice. Using an xacto, I cut the letters out of thin cardboard, which I then painted with a few layers of gold paint.

Frame 2

After the paint dried, I brushed on some PVA/craft glue and covered the letters in gold glitter. This was messy!!! But it looks awesome.

Frame 3

Keeping track of all the little inside bits of the letters was difficult – much better not to cut them out until after painting and glittering.

I glued the letters to some white card stock and mounted that on the chevron fabric in a white frame. I think it made a lovely addition to the party!

Frame 4

Frame5

We were lucky enough to have a fabulous photographer taking some happy snaps on the day. In fact, Alan actually took the photo that I used as the cover photo for this blog! He has a great eye, if I do say so myself. ;)

2 thoughts on “Monogram Frame

  1. Jacinta says:

    Your party was great and I did notice a lot of craft decoration additions that I am sure are due to your handy work. Everything looked perfect! Nice personal touch and crafty use of your fabric :)

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