I feel like I’m surrounded by weddings this summer! I have 2 weddings on the same day this summer (one of them is my brother’s!!) and I am a bridesmaid in another wedding over Labor Day weekend. Needless to say, I am surrounded by bridal showers, bachelorette parties, and decorating! Here’s one of the gifts I made for my friend’s bridal shower gift:
I had a lot of fun with this project! I started with a canvas from Michaels (with a 40% off coupon of course). I also bought these stencils from Martha Stewart (also found at Michaels) – I loooove them! I chose a gray paint I already had in my stash on the canvas. (The bride’s colors are gray & purple)
I’ll be honest – it took a while! I’m not very patient with crafts, so that part wasn’t get fun. It didn’t turn out perfectly either, but I figured it was good enough
I made a monogram on iPiccy and projected it until it was the right size by using my projector in my classroom (after school of course)!!
I traced around the edges of the letters lightly with pencil:
Then I filled the letters in with this fun paint pen. After one coat, it looked like an elementary school project.
Thankfully after I gave it a second coat, it looked much cleaner!
And it was finished! The bride seemed to love it
Are you inundated with weddings this summer as well?! Any creative ideas? Do you love monograms as much as I do?
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