Sunday, January 1, 2012

Monogram Art by Design Team Member Steffanie Seiler

Hello! I'm Steffanie, Craft Warehouse Design Team member.

Today I want to share a wall hanging that I made as a Christmas gift for my mom.

Here is a list of some of the supplies I used:
1. Unfinished wooden frame
2. Large monogram letter
3. Patterned paper of choice (Echo Park's For the Record)
4. Mod Podge
5. Strong dry adhesive
6. Hot glue gun
7. Black acrylic paint
8. Black satin spray paint
9. Martha Stewart scoreboard
10. Misc ribbon/buttons
11. Circle punches
12. Border punches

I will not go into making folded flowers here. Tutorials for them can be found easily on the web by doing a google search. I started by spray painting the frame edge. I did a couple coats allowing dry time in between.

I also painted the edges of the monogram with black acrylic paint. After making my paper selections, I traced and cut the paper for the monogram and adhered with Mod Podge. I sanded down any uneven edges.

I learned the hard way not to adhere your base paper to the frame with Mod Podge. It buckled so bad I had to peal it off. I originally was going to use the pretty red patterned paper from the paper pack but had to go with textured cardstock after I ruined it. Lesson learned. I write this so you won't have to sacrifice a piece of beautiful paper like I did!

I went with a good strong dry adhesive the second time around---the Scotch Advanced Tape Glider, or ATG for short. The rest is just assembly, much like a scrapbook page, until you achieve the look you want. I adhered the large monogram with hot glue...I didn't want to take any chances with this falling off! I added a couple of buttons to the flourish centers on the patterned paper for interest. The remaining letters in the name were cut with a die-cut machine.

I hope this will inspire you to make a monogram wall hanging of your own. Now I need to make one for myself!


  1. Wow, out of all the paper in the store, this is the same paper that I used earlier this year to cover my daughter's "K" for her room! I love this!

  2. Great idea Steff...I'm sure your mom absolutely loved it!

  3. I absolutely love this, Steff!

  4. I'm planning to make this wall decor for my boys. Thanks Steff!


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