March 16, 2014

Woodland Monogram

I've been having a lot of fun putting together different things for a woodland nursery for this baby to come in July.  When we found out we were having a girl, it helped a lot to direct those little details, such as how to decorate this monogram I want to hang over her crib.  A mossy letter with just a few ladybugs and a butterfly has that little girl touch without being crazy glitzy girly.  I love it!




Supplies
  • Large monogram (I chose a painted one instead of plain)
  • Green craft moss
  • Brown craft moss (I think it was called reindeer moss)
  • Paper mache ladybugs
  • Fabric butterfly
  • Glue, such as Tacky Glue
  • Large frame proportional to letter (mine is 10x13)
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Hot glue
  • Glue stick
  • X-acto knife
Directions
  1. Spread glue evenly on letter surface, working in small sections at a time.  Cover with green moss, pressing down firmly.  Continue until entire surface is covered with moss.  Press down firmly all over, and tap letter against table top to shake off excess and loose pieces.
  2. Glue portions of brown moss and place on monogram.  Allow to dry (will dry clear).
  3. Glue lady bugs and butterfly in place.  Allow everything to dry.
  4. Depending on the size of your scrapbook paper, you may need to trim and arrange it to fit so that it fills out the frame.  Glue scrapbook paper to frame backing so it is secure and lays flat (I prefer a glue stick for this purpose).
  5. Lay monogram where you want it to be placed in the frame.  Lightly mark edges with pencil.  Set the letter aside, then use the x-acto knife to cut away a sliver of scrapbook paper under where the monogram will be.  This way the monogram will be affixed directly to the frame backing, and not just to the scrapbook paper.
  6. Hot glue the back of the letter, then lay in place on scrapbook paper on top of cut away portions.  Press firmly and allow to dry.
  7. Hang and admire every day.  ;)
Alternative method: String a ribbon through eye hooks on the back of the letter, and glue the ribbon to the frame.

3 comments:

  1. Lindsey, that is so lovely! I love it!

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  2. This really is super cute :)

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  3. will be making this next weekend for my best friend's woodland animal themed nursery :)

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