Saturday, April 14, 2012

Wood and Canvas Monogram

Have I mentioned that I love weddings?  Planning, decorating, attending, PHOTOGRAPHING (I'm photographing my first wedding this summer with a good friend of mine; we are so excited!)... but expecially I love the gifts!


I had the most fun ever registering for gifts for our wedding.  I felt like a kid in a candy store, except I was a 20-something year old woman and it was Target.  Basically the same thing.


I also love to craft.  And weddings give me a good excuse.  A co-worker is getting married this summer, and her wedding shower at the school is this Thursday.  She is such a great girl, and I'm so excited for her.  I took tonight to work on her gift.  I wanted to make her a monogram.  I know how much I love them, and especially getting to use my husband's last name.  I think she's pretty much the same way.


I started with an 8x10 canvas, a 5x7.25 wooden plaque, and a wooden "V"      I picked out some neutral scrapbook paper to cover them. 

 I modpodged the paper onto the canvas, plaque, and letter, let them dry, and cut off the extra.


I covered the sides of the letter and canvas in brown paint and distressed the sides of the letter with brown paint as well.


I used hotglue to attatch the pieces together and propped them up in a beautiful iron easel.  The only problem is that now I want one for myself!  I can't wait to give this to her on Thursday! 

15 comments:

  1. What a wonderful gift! It's beautiful! She will definitely love it! :)

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  2. Thank you so much! I certainly hope so!

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  3. Thoughtful gifts like this are so nice. I'm sure you're friend is going to love it. Thanks so much for linking up at Etcetorize~

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  4. This is such a cute gift, I'm sure she will love it! Thanks for linking up to Party Time at So Very Creative!

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  5. This is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Linda

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  6. I love your monogram! You did a great job.

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  7. What a lovely gift!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  8. So gorgeous!! Love this monogram. I'm sure the bride will love it. I'm pinning this. Thanks so much for linking up to Romance on a Dime.

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  9. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing at Beautify It Monday!

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  10. I love this! I need one for my house. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  11. Good luck with the wedding!! So glad to have you at Things I've Done Thursday!

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  12. That is so pretty! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Thursday's Temptation. I am your newest follower!
    Jill

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  13. Monograms are so popular again and yours puts a unique spin on them. Thanks so much for sharing this week on Becolorful
    pam

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  14. Thanks for linking up to Party Time looks Very Creative though, Send gifts to Pakistan from UK.

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