Monday, January 5, 2015

DIY: Glitter Monogram Frame

Ever since we found out that we were having Kensington Grace (a she instead of a he), I have been buying and making all things for a precious little girl. When I came across this pin, I was like, "I want it now... give it to me." However, I was not about to spend $50 on it. I would probably spend $50 on a monogrammed outfit before I would spend that kinda money on a decoration.

So, off to Hob Lob I went. Here's what you'll need to recreate the look:
* Paint brushes (foam)
* Mod Podge
* Lace fabric
* Bows or accents to add to frame
* Paint (I used gold & turquoise)
* Glitter
* Wooden letter of your choice 
* Frame
* Hot glue gun (not pictured)

The first thing that I did was paint the frame and the wooden letter.


As you can tell on the frame, I was pretty light with my hand. I wanted a little more of a rustic feel to it. Luckily, since the frame was unfinished wood, the look was really easy to achieve.

After the paint dried on the wooden letter, I mixed mod podge and glitter together. I used the mixture to paint the letter. I decided to add some more glitter on top for the heck of it.


Next, it was time to create the lace-y backdrop. I gathered my lace fabric, scissors, stapler, and the cardboard backing of the frame.

I measured the amount of lace that I would need and cut that amount to use. Then, I just stapled the lace fabric to the cardboard backing.


The final result looked like this:


Once that was created, I put the cardboard backing into the frame. Since you previous disassembled the frame and its pieces, be sure that your glass is already in the frame (before you put in the cardboard backing).


After you've assembled the frame back together, simply hot glue the accents and wooden letter in your preferred placement. I centered my letter onto the glass, and put the accent flowers on the top left of the frame.

The entire project cost me around $25; half the price as the one I found online. I would say that it was money well spent. I think this would be a cute gift idea for someone - maybe like an engagement gift. Also, these are going to be Kensington's nursery colors: turquoise, coral, gold, and white! I am really happy with the outcome. Happy crafting! 

16 comments:

  1. That is so beautiful and you are so talented! love the picture and love the name!!!

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  2. Oh my goodness I love this!!!!!!!! Pinning to do some weekend! Thanks for sharing, Allison!

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  3. Oh my gosh, this is adorable!! And for half the price?? SCORE!

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  4. Oh my goodness - how precious! That's seriously a great tutorial...you did a great job! Thanks so much for sharing! And you're right, this would totally be a perfect engagement or baby gift. :)

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  5. Love this!!! So cute! And sometimes accomplishing actually making something so pretty is worth even more than the money you saved, ya know?!

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  6. Look how adorable. I think it would be fun to do something like this I just need to make the TIME for it first! :) soo cute, great job at cutting the cost in half!

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  7. This came out so good, I love it!! And great color choices, our nursery colors are very similar!! Can't wait to see what else you have picked out!

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  8. This is so dang cute!! We are doing turquoise and coral for Arianna's nursery too. I had to wait until we move into our apartment which will be completed in March. Hmm might have to add some gold too! :-)

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  9. I just love her name, so cute! This is adorable, good job!!

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  10. super cute! I wish I was more crafty to do stuff for Evie's room, but alas I am not. I have an antique window I want to do redo so much for her room, did I mention I've had it for over a year? lol.

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  11. I love this!! this is adorable.. Makes me want to run out and make this
    Chelsea @ thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com

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  12. That came out perfect! I love it!

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  13. It's beautiful! I may have to make Raegan one!

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  14. So so so cute!!! Love it. It came out great.

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