So I have decided that I'm obsessed with monograms... maybe it's the whole newlywed-i-love-my-last-name thing but we have H's all over our house. I've gotten a really cool collection of fun funky H's that all sit together on my bookshelf... so I'm always looking for fun ways to use our monogram.
Here's something I came up with just recently:
Isn't it perty??
I found a beautiful shade of blue in a porcelain plate at... the Dollar Store of all places. And the sparks flew. A couple days later, I found these beautiful beige-brown plates in the clearance aisle at Wal-mart. They were marked at seventy-five cents but rang up at fifty cents! Yay!
So I got them home and dug around for a few things in my craft stash... and here we go- a completely cheap, easy way to turn plates into a pretty piece for your house!
1. First, decide what to use for your monogram. I went on Word on my computer, picked a font that I liked and printed it (in bold) on cardstock. Then I used my exacto knife to carefully cut it out to make a stencil. Here's what my stencil looked like (after being used)
2. I taped the stencil into the middle of the plate with painting tape then foam-brushed the beige paint on. Be careful and hold it down as you go so paint won't leak under the cardstock.