Finally… I’m back in my craft room and it feels so good!!!
After a crazy summer, things are finally settling down around here and we are getting back to normal (Yippee).
I'm so glad you have stopped by...
Best of all, it’s a breeze to make and it’s easy on the wallet!
Here’s a list of supplies:
- Picture frame
- Thin Canvas or a heavy piece of cardboard measured to fit frame
- 1 Large Alphabet letter (chipboard)
- Various sizes and styles of Alphabet Letter - (I used medium size chipboard letters, then cut some letters (with my Cricut) out of cardboard and vinyl) You can buy stickers and pre-cut cardboard/chipboard letters if you don’t want/can't cut your own.
- 1 sheet of thin decorative paper or fabric to cover large letter
- 1 sheet of heavy card stock in background color (*only if using cardboard as canvas backing) Note: Non-textured card stock works best.
- Embellishment (I used a flower from my scrapbooking stash).
- Mod Podge – matte finish
- Acrylic Paint – foam brush & paintbrush
- Craft Glue - clear
- Clear Acrylic Sealer – (optional) Only a light coat if you want to seal canvas
Note: If you are repurposing your picture frame go ahead and paint it first so it can have proper time to dry.
- Cut paper to size of letter allowing at least 1/2 in overlay to have enough paper to completely cover front and sides of letter.
- Mod Podge your paper or fabric to your large letter. Spread generous amount onto the letter making sure to get the sides and center covered well. Gently smooth paper to get any wrinkles out. Set aside - Let dry. Once dry, spread a very light coat of Mod Podge to seal paper - Let dry.
- Glue various size letters onto the canvas (be very careful not to get excess glue on canvas because the paint will not cover the glue areas very well). Note: Make sure to leave enough room in center of canvas for covered letter and sides of canvas to allow for frame. Let dry for about 30 minutes before painting.
- Paint entire canvas and letters. It usually take 2 coats of paint. Let paint dry completely. Note: I have used spray paint however it is hard to get into the tiny areas of letters. If using letters that have a plastic covering you might want to prime letter first.
- Add desired embellishment to large covered letter.
- Place canvas in frame.
Here is another one I made for a friend of mine – The picture is not very good (hard to see the flat letters) but you get the idea of how versatile this project can be.
There you have it… super easy and super cute!
I'm sorry it was such a long post but I wanted to make sure I got the instructions listed for anyone who might want to make one of these cute little Monogram Frame. Now, if you have any questions about this craft or need clarification on the instructions, please just shoot me an email and I will be happy to try and help.
Now, I have to get to work and finish up the burp cloths, diaper clutch and the cutest little tote bag. I will be posting the rest of the goodies soon.
Until next time…
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