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! 


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

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

  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~

  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!

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

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

  7. What a lovely gift!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  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.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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