Saturday, May 26, 2012

Crayon Monogram: DIY project

So I thought I'd do something more personalized for Devyn to gift her teacher at the end of the year. I found this project on Pinterest five months ago and started to research it out. Everyone was asking about the letter "S" and some unsuccessfully tackled it. It just so happens that Devyns teachers name is Miss Stewart. Just my luck! I had nightmares of crayon shavings smeared everywhere and an unrecognizable, deformed "S", so I started to think of other options for a gift but none as cute as the crayon monogram.

Today, I finally mustered up enough courage to take it on. I got all the supplies I needed, rolled up my sleeves and went to work. I probably didn't blink or take a breath til it was done. It was so much easier than what I had played out in my head.

Here is the finished product and I am very happy with it.

This would also be adorable in a bedroom/nursery

*diy tip- Xacto knife is key in cutting crayons precisely. Also, I printed out my S on a practice sheet and as I cut the crayons, I glued the crayons together. Not on the practice sheet but glued crayons together as I went. So the S was already formed and all I had to do was hot glue the whole letter onto the cardstock.

Frame: $3 from Michaels (%50 percent off sale plus online coupon)
Box of Crayons: $1
Cardstock: $.60
Total cost: $4.60