Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Monogrammed Plaques

I made 3 of these as gifts and one for me to keep.  I got the wooden plaque, the wooden letter, the plate stand and the scrapbook paper @ Hobby Lobby (they have the BEST selection of paper IMO) for under $10.  With monogrammed stuff being so popular right now, this makes a perfect custom gift.

I painted the plaques and the letters black and then distressed them.  Next, I decoupaged the base paper onto the plaque (if you don't know how to do this, see my tutorial for the Spring Door Plaque).  After that dried, I decoupaged the second sheet of paper on top.  While the Mod-Podge was still wet, I placed the letter on that and then sat something heavy on top for about an hour.  This helps in the case that the letter is slightly warped (it probably is, a little). Then I went over the whole piece with two coats of polyurethane with a satin finish.

And that's it!

Linking to:
DIY Day @ A Soft Place to Land
Get Your Craft On @ Today's Creative Blog 
Toot Your Horn Tuesday @ A Silly Little Sparrow 
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch 
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative 
Power of Paint Party @ Domestically Speaking
Whatever Goes Wednesday @ Someday Crafts 
A Little Craft Therapy @ Life in the Pitts
Make it Yours Day @ My Backyard Eden 
Show and Tell @ Blue Cricket Design
Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage  
Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous

15 crafty peeps said:

  1. what a great gift idea! And so easy too! I'm going to HobLob Asap!!!

  2. That is an awesome gift idea!

  3. Fantastic! Love the personal touch of this gift. Oh, how I wish we had a hobby lobby!!!

  4. Very cute. You should link up on Mondays over at my blog. I'd love to have you. I really like this idea for a wedding gift.

  5. Visiting you from Life in the Pitts. Such a pretty project. :)

  6. They look great! I love the choice of patterns you used. So classy, yet crafty!!

  7. very creative! this looks like something you would buy at pottery barn or anthro for way more than $10. i'm adding these to my wedding gift idea list. what better gift for a newlywed than their new initial?!

  8. Very nice! Love the J but then I'm a bit biased!


  9. Oooo I love this! I need to get myself on over to Hobby Lobby STAT!

  10. I love this as well...

  11. Ooh, these are beautiful.

    Thank you for linking this to A Little Craft Therapy, with Life in the Pitts.

  12. love the patterns you chose! just lovely!

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

  13. Love it! Great idea adding a second paper ~ it makes it look so much more interesting.

  14. Very pretty! You used some of my fav papers from Hob Lob!!!!

  15. I love those! Great choice of papers too!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day!