Framed Monogram with Paper Flowers

This is the project that I entered in the KSL Studio5 $5 craft challenge.
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Not that I was expecting to win grand prize or anything, but I was a little disappointed with some of the finalists they chose. They were great projects, but I’ve seen them a million times on other decorating blogs. I was hoping for some new creative ideas. Oh well. Apparently their judges don’t read as many blogs as I do! ;)

I decided to combine two of my favorite things: monograms and burlap. Love them both!! I also wanted to try something I’ve never worked with before. I love all the book page art I’ve seen in blogland, so I decided to try my hand at it. Then of course I had to frame it, because everything looks better framed, right? I love how it turned out, and it cost less than $5. Bonus!

Framed Monogram with Paper Flowers

I started with a monogram  that I picked up at a craft store when it was on sale. Honestly you could probably just cut a monogram from a piece of cardboard if you wanted to.
framed-monogram-paper flowerI used a frame that I got at the thrift store for $1.
framed-monogram-paper flowerThen I busted out my BFF- spray paint! Painted the frame red and the monogram black.
framed-monogram-paper flowerframed-monogram-paper flowerNext I wrapped the glass with burlap. Just cut a piece of burlap that is about 1 1/2″ larger than the glass on each side. Lay the piece of glass on top.
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Pull the burlap tight and tape it to the back of the glass. I just used masking tape.
framed-monogram-paper flowerNext I pressed the burlap covered glass into the frame. It was a pretty tight fit, so I know it won’t be wiggling around!

Then I made a bunch of paper flowers in different sizes using this tutorial. I arranged them till they looked how I wanted, then I hot glued them to the monogram.
The last step was just attaching the monogram to the burlap with hot glue. Easy!
Here it is all finished:
framed-monogram-paper flowerHow do you like it? Have you used book pages to decorate with yet? It sure is fun!

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  1. Yours is great!

    (And I totally agree with some of the judges’ picks being “meh”….)

  2. I love the RED frame and your paper flowers are adorable! I love to see new creations, high five to you! You did great!

  3. I saw your party button on another blog and came to check out your party. I linked up for the first time and am now a follower. Love your blog. I’d love if you would come by and check out my blog at http://www.diybydesign.blogspot.com and follow me back. Thanks so much. Looking forward to keeping up with your blog.

    • Glad to see you here Judy!! You’ve got some fabulous projects on your blog too. Love the pillows you just made out of place mats!

  4. Hi Kara I love love love it..I was at another blog and they are talking of a new craft site that is holding a contest for ideas…You so should enter this there as it is just too great! :-) I don’t know either of them just a regular blog follower with no blog LOL and wanted you to know. Info is at Little birdie secrets 2/19. If you can’t find it email me and I will send you the link.

  5. Crud….I meant dated 2/10 sorry was going to fast.

  6. Oh that is fabulous! Lovin’ the red frame!

  7. I love your monogram frame. Those paper flowers make it look feminine yet modern.

  8. LOVE THIS!!! By far, it’s the best craft project I’ve seen in a really long time…you did an awesome job!!!!

  9. That sure is cute! And no, I haven’t used book pages yet. I have been wanting to but haven’t.

  10. That’s adorable. I love the red, black and white.

  11. I love those paper flowers. I think they’d be pretty made of sheet music and used in some kind of music room decor too.

  12. I agree. I’ve seen quite a few of the projects around. Yours is cute and unique!

  13. I LOVE this! Super creative and I already have all these things laying around!

  14. Stopping by from Making the World Cuter. I LOVE this! I have been searching and searching for a project to do with an old book of mine. I tried to make the flower rosettes wreath and I didn’t get very far, But this looks like something I can do! I have seen a lot of book page projects and this by far is my favorite! Thank you!

    • Thanks so much Kristina! I still haven’t attempted a wreath yet; this is much easier. Hope you have fun!
      And feel free to let me know when you’re finished, I love to see my readers’ projects! :)

  15. This is super cute!

  16. Love all things monogrammed and these book flowers are fab!

  17. LOVE it!! Way TOO cute!!

  18. I love this. It’s on my to do list!

  19. Super cute! Can’t wait to make one!

  20. Your monogram is so pretty and unique so I featured it today on All Thingz Related!

  21. What’s the C for??? Very very fun! I have a few monograms I’ve been wanting to make a monogram wall or something. Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday’s!

  22. How did I miss this?! Must have been one of those “mark all as read” reader overloads. I love it! Totally cute with the book page flowers! Thanks for linking up!

  23. I like that you took elements popular in blogland {burlap, spray paint, monograms, and book pages} and made your own creative project. I really love the final product. :)

  24. I love this, I am putting in my bank of things to do. This would look fantastic on my new entertainment unit.

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