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5.01.2008

Monogrammed Wall Art...Again

Okay, so a few posts ago, I talked about some really cute wall art that I wanted to incorporate into our wedding. Like I said before, I think they would be great on the cake table, or maybe on the bathroom sinks, or in some of the other rooms of the clubhouse. I started thinking that I might be able to save some cash by making them on my own. Well, I did, and here is the finished product:

And, here is a zoomed-in picture of the monogram:

I'm not a fan of "knock-offs" but I must admit, I am really happy with the result. I really love the font, and I like the idea of being able to pick unique backgrounds for each piece. My grand total for this piece was $12.25! The frame is 20x14" I think, and this exact frame comes in many sizes, so it gives me options. Be honest.. what do you think of my homemade monogrammed art?

EDIT: I've had some questions about how I made them, so I will gladly share! Everything came from Michael's. The frame was originally $14.99 or maybe $19.99... but they have a coupon in the paper every Sunday, so I got it for $10. The opening in the center is 8x10, so I got an 8x10 white mat for $1.99. The center is just a piece of scrapbook paper in 8x10 size. Basically, I just used Microsoft Word (in landscape page layout) and centered our initials in the center. I kept messing with the font and size until I found what I liked. The font is Harrington. I made it bold so the letters would be darker. And, a tip, it doesn't matter if it is in the dead center of the page, because you are going to center it when you frame it. So, I just printed it and framed it and that's it! The whole project literally took about 20 minutes. Thanks to everyone for their feedback on my project!

6 comments:

Preppy(STB)Peshke said...

It looks great. I love it!! Can you blog about how you made it? I'd love to know.

Elizabeth said...

I LOVE it!!! I am so going to copy you, where did you find the cheap frame? It really is too cute!!!

MMM said...

You did a great job! I love it!

SnappyCasualGifts said...

I think it turned out great. Now you can spend the money you saved on something else you really want for the wedding.

ashleyrileydowell said...

i guess i better start commenting so i don't get banned from the wedding. anyway, such a cool idea. i would definitely never think of it...especially about putting it between the sinks in the bathroom! way to go faith!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

I think it's a great idea!! Would be cute at a bridal shower too or a baby shower if you knew the new baby's initials!