Thursday, June 11, 2009

Monthly Craft Challenge: Monogram

craft challenge

I am participating in Heidi's {@Blue Eyed Blessings} Monthly Craft Challenge!

This month's challenge was MONOGRAM!

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Appliques


I currently have an obsession with appliqueing! I just realized how quick and easy they are to do and how SUPER cute they always turn out! The first picture is a shirt that I made for Eli with some leftover fabric. The second picture is a bag I appliqued for my sister for her birthday! To do both projects, I simply printed out the letter on paper, spray glued it to some interfacing and then the fabric, cut out the letter, and used the zigzag setting on my sewing machine to attach the letter! SUPER simple and SUPER cute!
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Wooden Letter
I picked this wooden "W" up at Kohl's for less than $15. I know you could cut out and paint your own, but this was so much easier! Okay, so I didn't really craft anything here but it is still a monogram and I think it looks really good!
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Monogrammed Flower Pots
I made a stencil by printing out the "W" on paper. Then I placed it under some contact paper and cut out my stencil with a craft knife. I {with Jason's help...definitely need more than two hands for this step} carefully placed the contact paper stencil onto the pot. I used a craft pen made specifically for writing on terra cotta to fill in the stencil. I peeled off the stencil and cleaned up a few edges that were rough. I think they turned out really cute...now I just have to remember to water the plants so they don't die!
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Etched {well sort of} Glass Cookie Jar

As soon as Heidi announced the challenge last month, I knew I wanted to try this project! I end up procrastinating until the last minute and didn't really end up with what I had hoped for, but it turned out pretty cute anyway!
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{I actually bought a different cookie jar, but I dropped it and it broke into a million pieces. I found this one the other day when I was at Walmart for a little less than what I had spent on the original and I like it better too!}
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I used the tutorial that Heidi linked the other day. I printed out the letter, taped it to the inside of the jar, attached some contact paper to the outside, traced the letter and removed it, then applied my {sort of} glass etch medium. After I applied it, I realized that it said "glass etch look" and that it wasn't really etching the glass! Oh well, after two attempts it turned out looking pretty good. Now we just need some cookies to put in the jar!
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Go check out Blue Eyed Blessings to see everyone's MONOGRAM creations!

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27 comments:

Carrie said...

Oh, I love monograms too...I have more than enough M's around our house! ha ha! I have that same jar on the bottom...hmmmm...I'm seeing a few more M's around here! LOL! those are so awesome! {and I love the paint colors in your home!}

Foursons said...

If this challenge involves a prize and you DON'T win said prize I'm calling foul play! You are so creative and talented. One day I'm gonna win of your creations!

Tina said...

Oh, I really love that cookie jar!

And isn't appliqueing fun? I took a hand applique and quilt class last summer and fell in love. Your monograms are really cute!

amanda said...

how fun. i have a cricut. i could totally use that to do some 'monograming'! hmmmm. :0) you've inspired some ideas. now if they get OUT of my head is the next thing!

Emily said...

Wow. Those are so amazing. I love that fun fabric you did Eli's shirt in. And flower pots and jar are awesome! Totally makes me want to try something like that.

Kelli said...

Kelli, I love each project you did. So simple but creative and cute. I also LOVE the clock you have. I want one for our entryway.

Konnie said...

I Love monograms too. I love the cookie jar idea, i think i will try it. and I also love the appliques, know i need to get out my machine and practice.

Alicia said...

Kelli...I'm super impressed!!!!

You did a great job w/ all those projects!!

Jennifer W. said...

You are so stinkin crafty!! I WILL not be envious of my friend's craftiness!! (it may be too late to say that) Great job-you might just inspire even me to get creative!
Jen

MamabearMills said...

cute blog!!!! anyways, i see you enter some of the same contest i do! lol. i was just giving a heads up that I have some great giveaways and some for kiddos as well! stop on by!!!

Dee said...

I am SOOOOOO impressed with all of it! Can you teach me? I need to learn how to sew..I'd love to have some stuff with the baby's letter like you did with the shirt!!

He And Me + 3 said...

Those are awesome. I love that purse. Great job. You are so creative.

Theresa said...

Cute projects! I have so many projects that I relly need to finish! Have a blessed day!

Katie, Kevin and kids said...

Oh! You did all sorts of cute things. I love the etching on the glass jar.

The Harris Family said...

Cute projects! I really like the pot. I've been wanting to so something like this for a while.

Foursons said...

I tagged you!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Wow, girl! You really rocked out this month's challenge. Love the appliques...which I could whip out a couple of those! The W on the wall caught my eye...I think it is considered crafty because you put the "look" all together on the wall. And, of course the W on the pot...cuteness! I'm going to have to find myself something to paint. Lastly, loving the cookie jar. I've been wanting to do some glass etching with something...was it easy? I guess you'll have to do some baking to fill the cookie jar up! ;)

Thanks for being a part of the challenge this month!! So glad you joined in!

Together We Save said...

Love the cookie jar and flower pots.

Bethany said...

So many great projects! Great job! I am LOVING the "e" shirt. I'm going to have to make some of those for my kiddos.

~Bobbi~ said...

YOu go girl with all those appliques! They are awesome. I love personal touches like that everywhere. It makes me smile :)

Dawn said...

All your projects are great!! I love making the applique shirts too :) I think a flower pot with a monogram would look great on our porch. Thanks for the idea.

The Mommy said...

Great Job. I'm going to try the monogram shirt. I'm nervous about the zig zag stitch though. Also, love the flower pots.

ThroughAMothersEye said...

Wow! These are some great projects and ideas! What a fabulous job!

Sarah said...

I love the shirt and bag, super cute! :-)

Heather said...

I'm loving these projects. I especially like the clock arrangement and the flowerpots. i think I will try both of those. And I'm dying to try applique, but my sewing machine is an antique (seriously--my grandmother bought it the year she married...1950?) and only has a straight stitch.

Xazmin said...

Ooh I LOVE appliqueing! All your monograms are adorable...I love them!

Lisa said...

I love the monograms! GREAT idea!

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