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!