This is the project that I entered in the KSL Studio5 $5 craft challenge.
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.
I used a frame that I got at the thrift store for $1.
Then I busted out my BFF- spray paint! Painted the frame red and the monogram black.
Next 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.
Pull the burlap tight and tape it to the back of the glass. I just used masking tape.
Next 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:
How do you like it? Have you used book pages to decorate with yet? It sure is fun!