Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Monogrammed frame project...

Another project completed and even hanging on the wall!!! Can you believe that?
I have 4 of these white beautiful frames. They were for my kids individual pics. But now I have 5 kids, and only 4 frames, so I need to rearrange, and buy 5 new frames for my kids. So here is a project with one of the 4 frames I get to play with. I found this pretty letter "A" at hobby lobby for around $4...actually $2 since everything on the store is always 50% off. (why they can't just mark all the prices down 50% all the time, I will never know, but that is another post....)



I got some white spray paint, actually it is called heritage white (I think) and sprayed. You have no idea how much spray paint this little bugger took...it probably increased the price of my letter back up $3. I probably sprayed 8 coats. Next time primer right?


Then I got me some gorilla glue because girls at this site shanty2chic are having a little gorilla glue party. I used gorilla glue "wood glue." And you know how I love me a party...and a new product. So I joined in.


I just did the mod podge strait onto the 5x7 glass. I did a cute damask brown paper. Mod podged the top of the paper and let it dry. The did the gorilla glue to the letter and smacked that baby down....and here you have the final product!!!

See...hanging on the wall! Do you love it? Don't tell me if you hate it, it may hurt my feelings for a day. I love the 3D letter.
And I am super proud, because this project I invented from my head and didn't even steal anyone else's idea (like I have been known to do.)
Hope you enjoyed, now go get your craft on. We would love more followers, and we read each and every comment you guys leave us. Thanks for all the support and love! We love you too!

PS we will be linking this to the shabby chic cottage too! Cute site! Also, decormamma's frugal friday and between naps on the porch Metamorphosis monday and Serenity Now.

47 comments:

Turley Times said...

Visiting from the Gorilla Glue party...I love your project! I have seen those letters at Hobby Lobby and never had any ideas for what I could do with them. Now I have some inspiration! :)

Hannah

Ann said...

LOVE these- what a terrific idea

Destination Seaborn said...

Oh...I love that frame. Your project turned out great!

Traci @ Beneath My Heart said...

That turned out awesome! I love that you made it up out of your head. So cute! Thanks for sharing,
Traci

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

That is SERIOUSLY cute! Like divalicious kinda cute!

Adrianna said...

I found your link on Shanty2Chic. I love the letter! The letter, frame, and background are so simply ornate.

Nancy said...

Hi there...coming to you from the shanty party. This is an awesome idea! It's really cute!

Nancy

Jacey @ Trash2MyTreasure said...

I absolutely love this! I'm so jealous of all of you that are able to shop at Hobby Lobby. we don't have one out here :( looks like they have great stuff there. Hopefully we will get one here soon!

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

This is a great idea! So fun!

Jane said...

I think you did a fabulous job...the frame and the letter really compliment each other. I love it!
Jane

Jane said...

It's awesome! I love that you glued everything right to the glass. Now if only I had a Hobby Lobby! Hear that Hobby Lobby come to California. It's only a huge state with tons of people!

Annette said...

That is so cute. I saw those same letters in Hobby Lobby and picked them up but then put them back after I realized I didn't have a clear idea of how to use them. I may have to pick them up again next time. Great job!

Shannon said...

Oh I love this! Monograms are my favorite! Great job.

mkelton24 said...

What a cute project- I love the chucky letter you used! Where did you get that?

www.thekeltonscozycottage.blogspot.com

Sara said...

Wow look at all the comments already!
I wish we were closer to a hobby lobby. do they still have the letters? Maybe you (heather) need to send Megan and me some J's!!! :)

SUPER CUTE!!

Chacoy said...

CUTE!! I know how hard it is to come up with your own stuff.... so GREAT JOB!!!
I follow, will you follow back?
Ma21cuteboy:)

Gypsy Brocante said...

Love the "fresh" look ... wish we had Hobby Lobbies!

Great job!

xo
Jill

mary'smom said...

Very nice.

Amanda said...

Super cute! I found you thourgh Shanty2Chic. I really like how it turned out!

Tammy@InStitches said...

I love it. WooHoo for original ideas ! Now I can steal it. ;)

Mandy said...

So freaking cute! I love it - need me a 3D letter now!!!

grammajill said...

It is stunning, I saw it in person, and it sort of draws you in because it is 3-D. Great work fifi!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Fabulous! I love the detail on that letter.

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

You have left me no option, but to steal your idea! I need to look for a pretty letter.

Cindy said...

That's some serious 3D awesomeness...Great project, and I totally need to invest in some modge podge!

Rachel said...

how do you craft with 5 kids?!?! I sear I have no time to caft and I only have 2. You alwary have super cute ideas and i love how it was a super thrifty project, well done!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Great idea!

Tara said...

I love the frame and the letter is so cute I have not seen letters like this before. Wish we had a hobby Lobby. Lucky you.

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

Love it! That chunky letter is awesome!

Morgan said...

I love it too, duh, but....what does the A stand for? Just wondering...can't wait to move INTO hobby lobby one day...
:)

Stefanie said...

I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!! It looks absolutely gorgeous! I love using My last name first initial around the house! I so wish I had a Hobby Lobby around so I could get one of those!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love it! Love that letter, too. We don't have Hobby Lobby here and Michael's doesn't carry as nice letters.

Amy said...

The BEST! Totally want some! Cool easy project.

Dotty Jane said...

That's great! Very creative project.

Jennifer Harrison said...

Just stumbled upon your blog... what fun letters! I really like them. Wish I had a Hobby Lobby nearby.

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Congrats on winning the Gorilla challenge!

barbara@hodge:podge said...

I love your project - I did one similar a while back - check out my post! Made it up from my head too. Great minds think alike!

http://hodgepodge-babselou.blogspot.com/2009/10/monogrammed-pictures.html

Lara Harris said...

Love this!:)

susan said...

I DO love it and am so envious of crafty people! It would make a great shower gift for a bride to be--they love things with their new initial!

Jacey @ Trash2MyTreasure said...

I love your blog! I'm your newest follower :)

Dianna said...

I like your letter art. I like to make unique art pieces too and it's fun to say "it's my own creation".

pk said...

Love that you came up with this idea and it turned out so cute! Good job...

pk @ Room Remix

the Material Girls Quilts said...

Love it! That is so cute, Shelby just moved downstairs, maybe she needs one! Any new patterns floating around in that crafty brain of yours?
Nadine

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Very pretty. :) My "party" is actually for bloggers to list things they are thankful for...I guess if a picture frame is something you are thankful for today, then it will work... ;) I'll leave your link up...

Its So Very Cheri said...

I LOVE this and hope you will post it to my Its So Very Creative party. I am going to follow you and hope you will come by and follow me too

cheri

sewtakeahike said...

That's totally awesome!!! Thanks for letting us know where you got the letter!

Stephanie said...

Wow, looks great... coming over from Shanty2Chic to check out your gorilla glue project. So now what are you going to do with the other 3 frames?