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How To Make a Cut Out Monogram to Hang on a Wall or a Front Door

How To Make a Cut Out Monogram to Hang on a Wall or a Front Door
Monograms – I love them and now that it is Autumn and time to change the decor on my front door, I wanted to make a monogram cutout to go on my Fall wreath. I bought the best plywood, got a new scroll saw blade and set to work – after two failed attempts – all those thin curlicue areas were way too hard to cut… I gave up. Then I asked myself, “Why don’t I do this the way I know best… in my own style. As many of you know I used to work as a display designer. So after two failed attempts of trying to make a wood monogram that took me all afternoon, in less than 1 hour I had not one, but two monograms cut out and it cost me only $2.00 I made one white. The second one I added a pattern to. Anyone can make these even if you don’t have Photoshop on your computer – plus no power tools are needed. How To Create Your Own Monogram on a Computer If you have a computer and printer then you can create your monogram easily. I used KK Monogram for mine. For this tutorial I am using PSE. 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. Related:  yasserjankiehDELETE

DIY: Furniture Makeovers I'm obsessed with making-over old, worn out furniture. It's amazing how almost any old piece can be totally transformed with new paint, hardware and a little imagination! Here are three examples from Ladies Home Journal...click here to read the entire article. Out-dated side table with stone top transformed into a bright and cheerful accent piece! *First they removed the hardware and stone top, sanded the table all over, and applied a coat of primer. *They cut a length of seagrass wallpaper to fit the inset and topped it with a pane of 1/4-inch glass. Old dresser transformed into a chic sideboard with plenty of storage! *They gave the whole piece a light sanding, a coat of primer, and two coats of semigloss latex paint in a pale blue shade on the outside and a deeper blue inside for contrast. *To dress up the doors, they picked out a pair of modern nickel pulls. *Click here to read the details on how they transformed the inside...

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Get Rich or DIY Tryin': Key Holder Using Old Keys Chris & I had a busy weekend of DIYing and estate sale browsing. We take on so many projects that it seems like a normal day for us is two for most people. Anyway, we got a lot done. Here is a quick project, but later this week we'll be posting part one of a bigger project. Do you often lose your keys? I definitely do. You need: old keys (you can get some here), a piece of wood (distressed, if possible), screws, pliers and a drill First, if your piece of wood is too long, cut it to the size you'd like. Using 2 plies, bend the bottom of the key upwards to create a curved hook. Once you've done this with all four (or however many you choose to use) keys, attach them to the wood. And you're finished with the front! To hang your key holder without using string or visible hooks, use a drill to create holes in the back of the piece of wood. Then you'll be able to put nails in the wall and simply hang this on them. And there you have it!

Sweetheart Tray My honey and I aren’t big on lavish expenditures on Valentine’s Day. Usually, we spend it at home with just a few decadent treats like dark chocolate and champagne ~ a thoughtful card with a sweet sentiment is always exchanged. For the longest time, I’ve been wanting to craft something with the sheet music from our wedding song, but couldn’t decide what to do. Perfect for serving chocolates and bubbly today . . We’ve been married over 11 years, and our wedding song was Harry’s version of ‘It Had to Be You’. Sing to me darling, sing to me! Where was I? *dazed by Harry* Oh yes! Making a Sheet Music Tray I started with an old melamine tray with a floral pattern I’ve had for years but wasn’t using. Next, I snagged the pages of sheet music from my stash. Knowing I’d never fit all three pages, I cut the excerpts from the stanzas into strips. You could use this same idea for a favorite poem, lullaby, quote, whatever ! We’re soooo sentimental, but wedding day reminders sure keep the romance alive!

Sew Crazy Monthly Challenge: January <div class="greet_block wpgb_cornered"><div class="greet_text"><div class="greet_image"><a href=" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src=" alt="WP Greet Box icon"/></a></div>Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to <a href=" rel="nofollow"><strong>subscribe to the RSS feed</strong></a> for updates on this topic.<div style="clear:both"></div></div></div> This is it people! I hope you are as excited as I am! Let’s start off by announcing the theme for January….drumroll please….This month I give you: New Year, New Skills: Each of the projects this month will focus on developing a new sewing skill that you haven’t tried or that you need to brush up on. So, let’s start with the project options. A few details about this. Project #2: Lots of you have already done this series and are ready to move on to new projects.

The Fountain Avenue Kitchen – Orange Vinegar (a “green” cleaner) Household chores will likely be cast off in favor of egg hunts and family get-togethers this weekend, and that’s a good thing. Happy Easter! The arrival of spring, however, is known as much for bunnies and daffodils as it is for thorough cleanings. So the timing seemed right to consider an ingredient that can disinfect your counters as effectively as it can dress your salad: vinegar. Basic household items like baking soda, toothpaste, lemons, and vinegar have long been used for purposes beyond the obvious. They offer convenient ways to scour, deodorize, remove stains, and more. For some people, however, the pungent smell of vinegar is off-putting. My initial experiment involved stuffing orange peels into a Mason jar, pouring basic white vinegar overtop, and storing the jar in a cupboard without opening. When I shared this “recipe” in this very space three years ago, I was astounded by the response to my little experiment. Orange Vinegar (a “green” cleaner) Notes

Fabric Basket Thanks for those of you who asked for a tutorial on the fabric basket project I updated yesterday! This is gonna be my second tutorial on my this blog. If anything isn't clear, feel free to leave me a comment and ask me for help. Remember that all seam allowances are 1/4" throughout the process, and seam allowances are included in all the fabric pieces used in this tutorial. ::Materials needed::Fabric: Natural Linen: 1/4 yard for Basket Exterior and Handles Pink Polka Dots Print: 1/8 yard for Basket Exterior Pink Geometric Print: 1/8 yard for Basket Exterior Flower Print: 1/8 yard for Basket Exterior Green Rabbit Print: 1/2 yard for LiningOther Materials: Fleece Batting: 1/2 yard First of all, cut out 2" squares from 3 different kinds of fabrics: 8 squares from each. (1/4" seam allowance is included, so your finished square will be a 1 1/2" square) Sew together two squares, making sure those two are different fabrics. Now Sew together pieces to create 2 6x2 patchwork layer. Trim excess.

The (tiny) elephant in the room Stuffed animals are a favorite for kids of all ages, and for older kids who want a chance to personalize their animals, this is a perfect project. These dainty elephants are best for those with intermediate sewing skills. The stitches are simple, but the small size makes them somewhat tricky. The pattern (see pictured) is simple and can be made from fabric scraps of almost any type (something without stretch works best, however). Put the body pieces right sides together and stitch from the tip of the trunk to the hump of the back. Decorations include 3-D fabric paint, beads, embroidery, feathers, whatever suits your fancy and your skill level.

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