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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Monogram Wedding Gift

I was excited when I heard about my cousin's bridal shower, because then I had an excuse to make something!  Here is what I ended up making.  Turns out I liked it so much now I want to make one for myself!


I started by going to a couple of craft stores to get the chipboard letters, but nobody had the "and" symbol.  So we just ended up making our own letters.

Here are the supplies I used:
1- 6 foot Pine board 1x6
1/4" MDF
2-Wood Appliques
Antique White Paint

The first thing I needed to do was trace my letters onto the 1/4" MDF.  I found a font that I liked, printed them, and then cut them out.  You can see below that I left some white space on the "&" symbol.  I didn't like how thin it was in those places, I was afraid it might break when we tried to cut it that thin, so I just left that space so when I traced it was a little thicker.



Then my husband cut out the letters with the Scroll Saw , because power tools and I don't get along so well!  I sanded the edges down so they would be nice and smooth.

We took the 1x6 Pine board at cut it into three 2 foot pieces. Then we used Pocket Holes to attach them to one another.


I stained the pine boards with Minwax Wood Stain, Early American .  I love this color.


I painted my letters and wood appliques.  Once they were dry I glued them on with Gorilla Glue, Wood Glue.

To finish it off I rubbed a little bit of stain on the wood appliques and the letters.

I was so glad she loved how it turned out, and so did i!



8 comments:

  1. What a great gift idea! I love handmade gifts because they are so personal and made with love! I would love it if you would consider linking to Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy, a link party for ideas that make life easier, better and more fun!

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  2. I love this! I need to make one for my house! I would love for you to link up at my party going on now at Jillify It!

    Enter to win a Hobby Lobby gift card while you're there!

    Jill
    www.jillifyit.com

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  3. How beautiful! You did a great job, and love how you stained the wood too! Lovely!

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    1. Thank you so much! Thanks for reading!

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  4. Gorgeous job! I love monogramed signs!!! Thanks for sharing on Funday Sunday - hope to see you this next week too!

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  5. Monogramming is so beautiful and classic - great job! We have our first ever Beautify It Monday link party open right now! We'd love it if you stopped by bringingbeauty.blogspot.com

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  6. I love you for the naming the colour - Early Amarican- and that I can get this at Amazon.com. I was just looking for that spezial coloured woodfinish but there is none in our german DIY Market who can understand my description - so THANKS!!!!!


    andthatsmine.blogspot.com
    mirja

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  7. I love these gifts. What a nice idea.

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