What you’ll need:
- Frame w/ desired opening – I had an 8x10 opening in an 16x20 frame.
- 1 piece of 8.5x11 (or larger if needed) cardstock in desired color – I used white, but you can get creative here
- Variety of buttons – I used pink & purple, but you can do a mix of colors also.
- Tack glueHow to:
1. In Microsoft Word, type in the letter you would like to monogram. I used the letter “M” for Melissa. Then find the font you like; I used Lucinda Handwriting because I thought it was feminine but still simple. Then make the size large enough to fill a whole 8.5x11 page; for Lucinda Handwriting I used 550pt font.
2. Create an outline of the font. You can do this by selecting the letter then using the outline/shadow tool on the tool bar. Choose the one with the white fill.
Once you have is selected go back to the same toolbar and take away the shadow.
Then make the outline a lighter gray color to save ink & less visible when framed.
So there you have your letter.
3. Print out your letter on the piece of cardstock.
4. Start gluing!!! (Sorry I don’t have pictures) Start gluing using the tack glue with the larger buttons on the bottom and go smaller at the top. Make sure to cover white spots and any of the letter outline.
5. Let the tack glue dry overnight & frame the next day!!! and TA-DA!
Images owned & credited to Dina Belous